Good Product manager, bad product managers, the what

Focus on the what and why, not the how

Ben Horowitz brought this point up in his famous 15 years old article: Good Product Manager / Bad Product Manager.

the focus of the PO should be on the what and why, to define the goal, not the how.

In my first years I focused too much on the how. This led to people getting annoyed and not feeling trusted.

You could say I learned this the hard way.

Read Ben Horowitz’s piece on product managers and management. 

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