So you’re a Product Manager now. What’s next?
1. v2.0 of YOU
A new role is more than just a role - it's an opportunity to put on display the new version 2.0 of YOU. Execute like you are +1 (in terms of promotion from where you are) and create the first 90 day impression the way you want others to see you!
2. Project to Product Mindset
Even in the most conservative environments - you can ask some bold questions and get away with it because you are a "newbie" - you can’t do that effectively after 90 days 🙂
You would be surprised how stale or bad assumptions drive even the most senior management teams in product companies - so go challenge a few!
3. Map out the stakeholders
4. Know your boss' success criteria
5. Behave as if you have the next role already
Hope that helps. We wish you all the best and a bright future ahead. We are always around for the next 20 years whenever you need our help.