Prioritize, Prioritize and Prioritize
If there is only one thing that a product manager can do, then it would be the prioritization. Determining what problem to solve, what products to make, which features to put in that first release,who do you want to make happy and who is OK to get upset, when to release and many more are the decisions that a product manager takes everyday. Remember that sales or consulting organizations looks at a specific customer or industry whereas a product manager looks at a generic solution and broad reach. As an example, when Apple first made their iPad, think about all the decisions that must have gone in. Some of the decisions like hardware partners, App partners, target markets, target users, product features (like screen size, button size, processor, kind of screen, accessories) are extremely important that bring in a make or break situation for product success. Even though there are multiple experts that knows the best about each topic, there should be group of people who prioritize and make a product happen. Follow along to learn about the top 10 things to focus on as a Product Manager.