So, what’s the story here?
While Jeff’s fortune cookie comment is right, the reality is a lot more nuanced.
Product management is complex and involves keeping the threads together for a lot of different initiatives at the same time. You need to have a baseline set of project management skills if you want to stay in control of what’s going on.
I wrote a blog a few years ago on the differences between product managers and project managers, which I think is still relevant (apart from the “CEO of the product” bit, which I don’t agree with any more) 👇