As a project manager for over a decade in NYC, I resonate with a lot of what you said here. While never having the product manager title, I was the janitor and much, much more. Rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is needed to get the job done. And the gut instinct is so hard to train. I also found that managing remote teams adds another interesting twist. Communication and building bonds with team members is even more critical. Great read and thanks for posting.