152: There Are No Rules - On Product Manager Gatekeeping

153: There Are No Rules – On Product Management Gatekeeping

There are no rules that define who will make a great product manager

This episode was inspired by a “rant” (actually, a well-reasoned post) from Graham Reed on LinkedIn, and another post by Greg Prickril. Both were about the ridiculousness of the people posting nonsense and disinformation about product management and what it “really” is and who you have to be to be a successful product manager.

But the reality is that we know great product managers can come from any background – some were great developers, some couldn’t code their way out of a paper bag. Some started as business analysts, some as retail clerks, some as attorneys.


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