Strategic Career Management for Product Managers
I’ve known Greg Prickril for several years. He has been coaching and training PMs for many years, after a long career as a PM with IBM and SAP.
He gradually started noticing that product managers, on the whole, were not putting as much attention into their careers – their professional development – as they could be. And that simply applying product management skills and techniques could make a big difference for PMs’ career outcomes.
Most PMs tend to treat their careers reactively. It’s like only focusing on customer enhancement requests to progress your product. Without a bigger picture – a strategy – guiding their activities, it’s easy to get left behind.
The Genesis of career.pm
Based on these observations and his years of working with product managers in all kinds of different organizations, he and Daniel Zacarias have teamed up to create career.pm. It’s a new service for product managers to help them take control of their careers.
In this episode we talk about Greg’s own career path, his realizations and analysis of the PM career management challenge, and career.pm and their approach.
Links and Resources Mentioned In The Episode
- Career.pm is your destination for product management career management
- Greg Prickril on LinkedIn
- Daniel Zacaris on LinkedIn
- The Facebook Product Management group Greg mentioned in the episode (click to request admittance)
- My article on the business value of product management (roughly $10 million per product manager).
- A companion podcast episode to the article above called What Is The Business Value of Product Management?
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