Role of Product Manager / Product Owner is one of the most challenging position any startup can offer. It requires strong T-shaped skill set combining broad social, design, technical, business and analytical abilities with expertise in one or two of them.
That’s probably much more than what it takes to become an astronaut!
To give you an idea of how many various space suits (aka hats) Product Owner has to wear on a daily basis, check out the list from Scott Hurff’s book Designing Products People Love. Good read, by the way!
Find a problem, solve it and turn it into sustainable business. Take risks, build team and lead.
2. Product Manager
Process ideas and feedback from entire organisation into product priorities and features.
3. Interaction Designer
Think with user flows and design sticky interfaces.
4. Visual Designer
Combine colours, fonts, objects and space to help users navigate product easier.
5. Motion designer
Use motion to minimise confusion and maximise fun.
Create various prototypes to play with ideas before creating software.
7. Data Analyst
Design tests, analyse data, conclude, identify patterns and trends.
8. User Researcher
Design and execute ethnographic research to understand users better.
Leverage knowledge about human behaviour and motivations to build long lasting experience.
Craft compelling and contextual copy.
11. Project Manager
Manage projects to deliver results, balancing: time, quality, scope and time.
12. Product Marketer
Perform market research and deliver the product to the right audience.
13. Customer Support
Listen to users’ feedback and solve their problems.
Cute astronaut icons – Happy Friday Space Travelers by New Haircut.