Programming. Don’t get me wrong, I love programming and it does help you be better, but unless it’s a highly technical product, you just don’t need it to be an effective PM. If you find yourself coding as a PM, you may need to ask yourself if you’re actually doing high leverage work, or you’re not sure what else you should be doing. That being said, I think it’s a very worthwhile and fun experience to have built at least one app and shipped it to a production environmen
MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager
Brandon Chu

I’ve spent 20 years doing this PM job and can validate this is important. I encourage non-engineering PMs that understanding the basics of programming and building empathy for engineers.

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