Aug 02, 2022
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Although in our daily work, we may only be responsible for one product module, we still need to think about the product architecture as a whole, which will also help us gradually change from the module leader to the product leader. How to deeply understand and master the product? 1. Read the documentation The planning document/architecture introduction email list document mentioned above, as well as the product solution document, can help us obtain and understand a more complete product architecture and functional module structure. 2. Product experience and sorting No matter how much you see, it is better to use it yourself. Based on typical user stories and usage processes , we can use functional modules in series to understand the goals and needs of users in each link, and whether the product can provide sufficient value. Output product architecture mind map, typical user stories and usage processes. In this practical process of experience and grooming, you will gain two perspectives from product managers and actual users. 3. Try telling your colleagues If you have the opportunity, you can apply for a conference room and invite product colleagues to sit in. According to the user story and usage process that you understand in the second link, to explain your understanding of the use and demand value of the product. This process of preparation and elaboration allows you to systematically understand the entire product and gain an experience similar to roadshow presentations and pre-sales . Have an in-depth chat with core roles such as leaders After joining the team, you can have a few brief chats with your mentor or leader. Get to know each other, know the current status of the product , and what are your arrangements and expectations for a period of time in the future . After completing the second and third links above, you already have a more comprehensive understanding of the product. At this time, you can take the initiative to chat with mentors and leaders. At this stage, the chat will be more in-depth. The topic of chat can be divided into two dimensions, the needs of the other party, and the needs of oneself . Regardless of whether the company uses KPI, OKR or other goal management methods, as professionals, mentors and leaders also have their own indicators to complete. If you use OKRs, you can clearly see what the leaders’ OKRs have been in recent quarters and this year, and try to understand why these OKRs are set from the perspective of the other party and the company, and the resources and problems to achieve these goals are all available. have what. If it is not clear, you can try to ask for product planning during the chatting process, and then discuss what the other party and yourself need to do. This is the first requirement of the other party to complete the work target . The second requirement is to undertake the first requirement. In order to complete the work target, it is necessary to divide the labor to the right person to complete the task, and then there is a recruitment demand, which is also the reason why you are recruited. Correspondingly, leaders will have expectations for new product managers, expecting the value, capabilities, and work you can provide . Next is your own needs . The first is to answer your confusion . In the second and third links, you must have some things that you don’t understand. At this time, you can boldly ask for advice, such as doubts about the current product planning and roadmap, and why the survey results. Is A recommended, and the final product direction or B?