Measuring Product Managers

My best indicators of a product manager’s success are subjective:

  • Does she have a roadmap agreed to by Engineering and Marketing (as a proxy for consensus building)?
  • Does Engineering consider her a core part of their team (and not a technicallightweight)?
  • Do Marketing and Sales see her as the source of product facts, strategy, and market intelligence?
  • Do I trust her judgment, objectivity, whole product thinking, and personal integrity?
  • Does the team show more focus (and less panic) over time?
  • Are other departments trying to recruit or borrow her?

Measuring Product Managers


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