I work at Aha!
Our goal is to help people build products and companies with conviction. We want you to discover (or re-discover) your mojo -- that sense of potency, confidence, and swagger that you have when you say to yourself, "I've got this."
Aha! is the world's #1 product roadmap software and is trusted by more than 100,000 users worldwide. We are one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Our cloud-based software helps product and company builders link their brilliant strategy to their team's work and create visual roadmaps.
You’re a product manager. For the past three months you’ve conducted opportunity assessments, discovered possibilities, and defined solutions. Things went from whiteboard sketches to Invision comps to code-based prototypes. You validated assumptions by testing early and often. You even cut features that brought little value. You’ve written detailed technical docs and defined every possible requirement. The visual design is complete, you’ve defined the right product and clearly articulated exactly what needed to be built. Now it’s up to engineering to figure out how to build it, right? Wrong. You forgot one of the most important aspects of collaborating with engineers and building meaningful products: delivering the why.
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I can assure you of this — PMs are the glue who hold things together. We are cheerleaders. We are bulldozers. We don’t need to be listed in the credits as we prefer to be in the background, quietly and smoothly moving things along. Good PMs don’t get in the way, we clear things out of the way. We block. We tackle. And we know when to punt. We provide the right information at the right time to the right people. We know when to talk, but more importantly, we know when to listen. We get things done. But there’s more to being a good PM, right? Absolutely.
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