Yes and… we should remember that making good gut-feeling-based-decisions doesn’t just come with mileage (years on the job) but from:
- learning real lessons from real users, and
- understanding one’s biases and tendencies and how they influence the decisions (Thing Fast and Slow book can be a real eye-opener here).
I also think that in order for Product Managers to be confident in taking decisions based on gut-feeling, they should be open about it and advertise them us such. It can he quite a challenge with a common illusion that it is possible to apply a highly scientific, data-driven, safe and secure decision process everywhere .