39 minutes | Jul 30, 2021

Ask, Don't Assume with Steph Bigue

Tune in to listen to Steph Bigue, President at manyways.io, share the stories behind some of his best product wisdom & career tips for new and aspiring/pivoting product managers.Steph's product wisdom & career tips discussed in this episodeThe agency (consulting/contract) environment is a good place to learn a lot, from a lot of different types of customersIf you are the orchestrator of the project, sit between everyone and ensure the communication is constant, but avoid micro-managingFind a way that you can interact with your team often and be consistentFigure out what the team needs to be successful, and as the product leader, help feed that to the teamAsk a lot of questions shows you are focused on succeedingYou can't rely on email chains and threads to sort out all your problems, b/c there are certain things that come up in a person to person conversation that you just won't get to normally in written formEnsure who is doing what, make sure you have clear roles and responsibilities defined, never assumeAsking questions is good b/c either you don't have the information, you don't know it, or you think you have the information and you're confirming itAlways as a PM, be as enthusiastic as possible b/c because enthusiasm is so contagious and it can keep a team rallied on a difficult project during difficult timesDone listening? Great, do this next...Tell me how you heard about the podcast with a short 2-minute surveyThen, GO TO https://coffeewithproduct.com AND SUBSCRIBE for complete transcripts of every episode as well as even more curated product content that will help you get started and get ahead in your product career#productmanagement #breakintoproduct #pivottoproduct #productmanagementcareeradvice
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