Tune in to listen to Whitney Knowlton, Product Manager at Dropbox.com, share the stories behind some of her best product wisdom & career tips for new and aspiring/pivoting product managers.
Whitney's product wisdom & career tips discussed in this episode
Contract roles are excellent ways to get a sense of what the real day-to-day is like
Don't always look for the right company, look for the right manager
If you want it bad enough, go learn it
When doing all the things, stop and ask, what's the problem you are trying to solve, just because it's on a backlog does not mean it should be
What are the signals you need to look for to know you are solving the right problem
What is the minimum scope possible to get signal
Learn enough so you know what to do next if you were not on the right track
Don't get out of practice of engaging with your customers
Find the link between your success metric in the business and what success means for the customer in using your product.
Anchor everything back to the end customer needs
Find something meaningful in what you do every day
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