Vishwas Bhatt

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What accomplishment in your product management career has brought you the highest level of satisfaction and joy? Can you narrate why?

The real joy is when  you see people are using product build and envisaged by you and impacting  their lives in the positive way.

What aspect of product management did you struggle the most with? How did you overcome it?

Most struggling  aspect of product management juggling between never ending priorities across  the functions. This drained out me a lot of other PM folks.  Best way to keep up with this is to  customer centric and always build for the customer and not for the business.  In long run this strategy helps you end up building right product with  correct priorities.

What's one common myth about product management that you find common among aspiring PMs?

There are many myths  in aspiring PMs but the one which I encounter the most is  "If you know data analysis, then you are good fit for PM".   80% PM  interview I do most of them coming from data analytics field and the thing  PM is a natural progression. Though there is nothing bad in it but PM role much  more than that data insight is one important aspect of it.

What are some common pitfalls that product managers must be aware of?

Never forget who you are building for. PM should constantly reminding this to themselves because  when they engross  in product building  clear focus can help avert some common traps. Few such common traps are biases which PM should aware of. Special mention to cognitive bias, IKEA  effect and Focusing illusion.

If not product management, what career would you have picked? Are there any complimentary skillsets that you see between being a PM and your alternate choice?

Theatre. Best complimentary skillset is storytelling.

What is something about product management that you wish you knew when you started out?

There is no IC role in PM :)

What accomplishment in your product management career has brought you the highest level of satisfaction and joy? Can you narrate why?

The real joy is when  you see people are using product build and envisaged by you and impacting  their lives in the positive way.

What aspect of product management did you struggle the most with? How did you overcome it?

Most struggling  aspect of product management juggling between never ending priorities across  the functions. This drained out me a lot of other PM folks.  Best way to keep up with this is to  customer centric and always build for the customer and not for the business.  In long run this strategy helps you end up building right product with  correct priorities.

What's one common myth about product management that you find common among aspiring PMs?

There are many myths  in aspiring PMs but the one which I encounter the most is  "If you know data analysis, then you are good fit for PM".   80% PM  interview I do most of them coming from data analytics field and the thing  PM is a natural progression. Though there is nothing bad in it but PM role much  more than that data insight is one important aspect of it.

What are some common pitfalls that product managers must be aware of?

Never forget who you are building for. PM should constantly reminding this to themselves because  when they engross  in product building  clear focus can help avert some common traps. Few such common traps are biases which PM should aware of. Special mention to cognitive bias, IKEA  effect and Focusing illusion.

If not product management, what career would you have picked? Are there any complimentary skillsets that you see between being a PM and your alternate choice?

Theatre. Best complimentary skillset is storytelling.

What is something about product management that you wish you knew when you started out?

There is no IC role in PM :)

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