- Managing and Developing Product Managers
Brandon covers 3 frameworks for managing product managers: 1) A mental model for managing PMs that adopts an investor's mindset. Give PMs the freedom to make decisions, but hold them accountable and coach them toward the end result. 2) Developing PMs by constructing the appropriate scope for them 3) Assessing PM performance in a balanced and repeatable way
- Developing Strong Product Managers
Marty provides a framework for how to assess the skills of a PM on your team, how to identify gaps, and then how to construct a coaching plan.
- Minimum Viable Control: A Framework for Product Leadership
Dan discusses how to empower the PMs that report to you with "minimum viable control": 1) Develop a robust learning process 2) Create bidirectional communication pipes throughout the org for PMs to push communications through 3) Communicate top-level business metrics down to PMs, and collect learnings from PMs to analyze with the exec team