Shreyas Doshi+ Your Authors @shreyas early PM & first PM lead @stripe. formerly a PM lead @twitter @google @yahoo. I share offbeat ideas here—useful for some, useless for many, not for everyone ❤️ Jun. 21, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The 4 possible stages of Prod Mgmt at a company. None of these is the "right" stage, it all depends on the specifics of the company & its challenges. But avoid reaching Stage 3 too early, it's no fun

Stage 0: No-PM
Stage 1: Do-No-Harm
Stage 2: PM-As-Leverage
Stage 3: PM-Takeover

Really, Stage 3 is not fun, especially for PMs who want to build superb products.

When PMs act like they run the show and/or the organization implicitly (but consistently) reinforces that, the other functions have no choice but to retract to "just doing their job". Need an egalitarian set-up for all functions to feel passionate about making superb products.

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