How the flip do I manage product?
Listen my man, being a Product Manager is confusing. You know your main goal is to build a product that delights it’s users. You’ve studied your theory, and maybe you’ve shelled out and done a course. But getting there (in my experience) is far from textbook.
Throughout my career as a Product Manager (6 years) and in digital (14 years) the thing I’ve found most frustrating, is how ‘high level’ a lot of the theory is. I want real, practical examples e.g.
- What does a Product Manager do in a week?
- Demonstrate what tools i’d use at each stage of the Product life-cycle?
- Exactly does a Product Manager suck every damn AARRR metric out of Google Analytics.
Scratching my own itch
There are so many people in life, that I can’t make everyone feel special every week. I try, Christ knows I do. When i’m walking to and from work i’m on the blower to nana, or my mum or a friend I haven’t heard from in ages. But I always find months have past and I’ve neglected someone.
My mental scale tries to even this up by focusing on birthdays. In this world of distractions, if you can nail someones birthday gift, you’re doing well. Especially if it’s a timely arrival and it’s something good that they actually want.
The problem is, I can’t remember dates for the life of me. I write them in my calendar, but by the time the date rolls around, it’s too late to order something good (aka, something online).
I’ve looked around a number of birthday reminder apps but the ones i’ve seen are sheeyt.