By nature, the product manager’s role is slow-developing. Decisions made today, whether good or bad, may have implications much further down the road. But there’s a way to circumvent this issue. Product management guru Paul Young has some ideas that can help you assess your product managers today.
Instead of looking at the product management processes and grading outcomes, just go directly to the source. Young believes that product managers need to be able to defend their decisions and plans objectively, without bias. So long as your product manger is making decisions based on the right data, the outcomes become less important. For more ways to measure your product managers’ performance right now, read the full article by Young.
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