Competent Product Manager

Question"What does it take to be a great product manager?"

This is a question that often appears on the internet in many variations. It pertains to the skills or qualities of a competent product manager.

The list of different answers on the internet seems endless, utopic and unattainable:

Vision, empathy, leadership, strategy, technology, experience, partnership, ownership, design, processes, curiosity, empowerment, shepherding, humble, innovative, execution, creativity, focus, collaboration, planning, tenacity…

Based on the Blackblot PMTK Methodology™ and its definition of product management, a competent product manager is a Communicator and a Thinker.

In practical terms this means that in PMTK a product manager needs to have excellent command of the English language, and be highly intelligent. This is not easy to master.