10 Tips on how to be an awesome product manager. 1: Talk to people

Want to find out more about your business and understanding how it works? Find the right people to talk to and ask the right questions! You can use internal as well as external sources of information. Concerning the internal sources, you can talk to sales, marketing, customer service, engineering, finance or research and development. For the external sources, first of all talk to your customers! Questions that you can raise here: “What are the biggest problems you are facing? Does our product solve all or some of these problems? Why did you buy our product? What do you like most about it? What do you like least about it? If you had the possibility to change one thing about the product, what would it be?” Also very interesting: Talk to your non-customers – why did they decide to not use the product? You can also talk to your partners, suppliers, distributors or journalists http://www.slideshare.net/brainmates/10-tips-on-how-to-be-an-awesome-product-manager