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The Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Stage of Your Startup Growth

The Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in,...

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably.

 

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably. Different phases require different skill sets and sensibilities.

You can easily find a product manager who’s a great fit for a startup at the validation phase but a terrible fit for one at the scaling phase. Picking the right one for your company can be a slippery slope. But it’s definitely possible to line up the right ones at the right times.

To make this easier for you, here are six phases of startups and the type of product manager that best corresponds with each: