You’ve got a clear vision of where your product is headed. You can describe it 3 months out, 6 months out, maybe even 10 years out. As you start to see success, you need to grow your team.
By Teresa Torres
You bring a strong vision of where you know the product is headed, but you struggle to share that vision with others. How can you ensure that others can contribute in a way that’s consistent with where you want to go without having to do all the work yourself?
- you need to encourage other people to use their best judgment AND you also need their judgement to be consistent with your overall vision.
- you must define and institutionalize your core priorities: wide enough to give people autonomy, but narrow enough that most people will make similarly consistent decisions.
- Use a Strong Metaphor
- Define Guiding Principles
- Be Clear About What You Won’t Do
Teresa is Vice President of Products at AfterCollege. Teresa is a product consultant and coach who works with early-stage companies helping them translate their big ideas into great products. My focus is on helping product managers be better at what they do by sharing knowledge, building know-how, and refining practice.
Hear Teresa discuss Developing Product Expertise on the Global Product Management Talk broadcast Monday, September 23 at 10:00 am PT http://bit.ly/17QxXmN
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