How to spot an outstanding product manager

The post “Find, Vet and Close the Best Product Managers” is about the hiring process of product managers. It provides good examples of questions and weak and strong answers, so it is definitely worth a read.

More than that, outstanding product managers’ qualities are listed, and I fully agree:

  • Articulate what a winning product looks like.

  • Rally the team to build it.

  • Iterate on it until they get it right.

The qualities are then further explained:

  • Intellectual ability

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Effectiveness within the company culture

  • Knows what users want

  • Strategic/Analytical Thinking

  • Technical background

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Addendum: I have created a resource stash for all things related to Software Product Management!