Managing Up as a Product Manager 👔
Managing up is one of the most underrated skills as a product manager. Product managers spend a lot of time managing laterally: designers, engineers, and stakeholders across the organization. Therefore, it can be appealing to treat your manager as just another type of stakeholder, and upwards management as another type of stakeholder management.
However, that approach isn’t ideal. Your manager is in a unique position. They can coach you and support you. They can open up opportunities and promote you. And if they’re not happy with your performance, it’s not going to be great for your career prospects. Therefore, maintaining a good relationship with your manager is paramount.
Time To Read: 10 Minutes
Published: October 2023
Amazon is launching an AI-powered chatbot for AWS customers called Q.
Unveiled during a keynote at Amazon’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this morning, Q — starting at $20 per user per year, now in public preview — can answer questions like “How do I build a web application using AWS?” Trained on 17 years’ worth of AWS knowledge, Q will offer a list of potential solutions along with reasons you might consider its proposals.
“You can easily chat, generate content and take actions [with Q],” AWS CEO Adam Selipsky said onstage. “It’s all informed by an understanding of your systems, your data repositories and your operations.”
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