This article was originally published on MOJ Digital’s blog in January 2015.
Fancy a job as a product manager? Do you see yourself working in a hot start-up with a small, tight-knit team of specialists?
I’ll bet you never considered the Ministry of Justice as an option. You’re missing a trick – let me explain why.
After my general giddiness the other week, I can reassure everyone that I have regained a modicum of the reserve for which Brits are better known :-)
I was recently asked a question – here’s the answer I gave:
“I have just been offered an awesome job as a product manager for a startup and although I studied UX design, I think it could be for me. Just wondering whether you could give me some insight into your day-to-day duties and what the role might entail when working on a product for a startup?”
Wow. And furthermore, gosh.
I wasn’t expecting that.
Happy New Year, everyone!
As you may be aware, I’ve written a book about product management. It’s really a collection of stories from my own experience and others’ about how NOT to manage products. So if you just follow my Golden Rule (to ignore or do the opposite of everything I suggest), then you’ll be fine. Probably.