Excellent article from Rich Mironov titled 7 Ways to Know That You Need a Head of Product. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen each symptom and they can certainly be painful and frustrating to work through. But the last paragraph brings the point home!
Like other functional specialties, product management needs leaders who recognize and reward great product work; who know how to hire/mentor/grow product folks; and who build executive-level support for doing the right things. Without seasoned product leaders, each individual product manager has to go it alone.
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