Morris Talent



What makes a great product manager? 

We believe that a solid foundation of product management within an engineering team is one of the most critical aspects of a team being able to deliver products that scale.  A great Product Manager should have these primary factors: emotional intelligence (EQ) and company fit.

To be the best, a great product manager should have a high EQ and keep the peace between engineering and design teams in order to ship new products or features on a regular basis. You can create a product out of a customer review, but being able to empathize with customers will allow you to tune into  their emotions while  being able to navigate internal and external hurdles. 

We made a list of what we see in the best product managers that we have recruited or worked with: 

  • conducting customer interviews and user testing
  •  running design sprints
  • feature prioritization and road map planning
  • the art of resource allocation (it is not a science!)
  • performing market assessments
  • translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa
  • pricing and revenue modeling
  • defining and tracking success metrics List:
  • Starts with Why
  • Solves problems
  • Sets goals
  •  Mentors
  • Builds trust
  • Understand “How”
  • Embraces constraints
  • Invests in strengths
  • Prioritizes
  • Takes initiative
  • Accepts ambiguity
  • Is curious
  • Is data driven
  • Simplifies the complex
  • Values action over issues
  • Level head
  • Strong point of view
  • Fit for purpose
  • Gives feedback and seeks feedback