Dr. Jim Anderson explores what product managers have to do in order to make their products a success. Dr. Anderson uses real-world examples from Microsoft, Dell, and Toyota to show product managers both what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to capturing your customer’s imagination (and their wallets).
Product managers can get caught up in the details of their product. There always seem to be new requirements to create, product launches to schedule, and features to document. However, the secret to being a successful product manager is to realize that the job is really about having good communication skills. It’s the people that you work with both inside of your company as well as outside of your company that will determine how far you’ll go in your career.
This book has been written to give you a helping hand. I want to get you to take notice of the day-to-day things that are going to play a role in determining the next step in your career. It’s not going to be your technical knowledge or your understanding of your market that is going to help you to move to the next level, but rather how others perceive you.
Contained in this book are the tips and tricks that you are going to need in order to take control of your product manager career. As you read each chapter, take a moment to think about how you can start to use the information in your job immediately. I think that you are going to be both surprised and pleased with just how much this information is going to help you take your product manager career to the next level!