Amazing results but few heroes

Get used to being an unsung hero

You will most likely never be the hero. That is part of the job. The team will be praised, stakeholders too.

For all the work that you do that is visible, you will probably have twice as much work, decisions, meetings, negotiations that will happen without public praise, in the background.

It will apparently go unseen. I say apparently because they all stack up towards you and your team’s goals.

So when people see the results but only have knowledge of one third of the work invested towards them, when asked “how?” you can have your small victory and say “magic”.

Quote from Steven Sinofsky’s “The Role of a Product Manager”.