Product Gym FAQs | What is a Day in the Life of a Product Manager Like?

Many people who are looking to get into the world of Product Management most likely are wondering to themselves: What is a day in the life of a Product Manager typically like?

Many people who are looking to get into the world of Product Management most likely are wondering to themselves:

What is a day in the life of a Product Manager typically like?

So, here at Product Gym, we took the liberty of asking some of our instructors, who are also Product Managers what a day in their work life is like. Here are their responses:

Instructor A

“I tend to spend my days split between meetings, analysis, and execution, but each day tends to have its own theme based on its position in the week. Early in the week I’m focused on gathering information, and updating weekly task plans or confirming meetings. Midweek, I’m meeting with customers, writing product definitions, and planning for upcoming initiatives. Later in the week, I’m more focused on documentation and team building. I like to have cadence meetings with leaders on the design and engineering teams, but will often pair with engineers and designers to work through specific problems at their desk or on a whiteboard intra-sprint.”

Instructor B

“My day is usually packed, from early morning reviews of to-dos, follow-ups, reminders, Jira, and Confluence updates. I may get requested by an engineer to review new Jira bugs or to respond to a requirement question. I normally have daily stand-ups with engineers and designers on work to be accomplished, as well as any collaboration needed on work flows. I typically have one-on-ones scheduled with peer Product Managers (Hardware, Portal) along with key Managers of Engineering, and third party teams to review work and roadblocks.”  

 

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