The Product Manager is a key position that sets the tone for product leadership and the definition of success in the organization. They are expected to use modern product management practices and mindsets daily. The Product Manager is accountable for and has the authority to maximize the product’s value and the Product Backlog’s effectiveness.
Product Managers come in many forms and may retain accountability from several different skill backgrounds:
- The Visionary
- The Collaborator
- The Customer Representative
- The Decision Maker
- The Experimenter
- The Influencer
All of these skills are required in some degree to be a successful Product Manager.