In my quest to learn more about Product Management, I reached out to the incredibly friendly and sharp Neil Srinivasan, a Sr. Product Manager at Pandora. Neil has worked at Oracle, Google, and now Pandora. He’s also an aspiring musician.
Here is what I learned from Neil.
A) There are five different types of Product Managers
1. Enterprise PMs
2. Advertising PMs
3. Consumer PMs
4. Hardware PMs
5. Web PMs
1-4 are revenue based. 5 is not.
B) There is a pretty typical structure/set up for online Communities. Here’s what it looks like.
C) To be a leader, ask questions
If you’re doing the talking, you’re not leading. Come with focused questions and use questions to steer teams in the right direction.