Shit Product Managers Say

Catherine Shyu
Oct 10, 2015 · 1 min read

Some good, some bad. All true.

  • Something something something MVP.
  • Let’s just A/B test it.
  • Based on the data…
  • Sounds like we have a couple of options here.
  • We should all be aware of the tradeoffs involved.
  • What do we have to do to get this done sooner?
  • How many customers have complained about X?
  • How many customers have requested X?
  • That’s a great idea! Unfortunately…
  • I totally get what you’re saying. Unfortunately…
  • Unfortunately that’s been deprioritized.
  • That’ll be part of a future release.
  • That’s going to increase the scope of this project.
  • We have to maintain competitive parity.
  • Can you commit to an exact date that this product/feature will be done?
  • I made a lo-fi wireframe in Balsamiq.
  • Can’t we just do that with javascript?
  • A wizard would be great for this flow.
  • Let’s put a carousel on the front page!
  • This needs to be mobile optimized.
  • Let’s start plans for internationalization.
  • I’ll set up a meeting for us to discuss.
  • Let’s go over the action items from this meeting.
  • No, I’m not a project manager.
  • I’m the CEO of the product.
  • [Insert quote from Steve Jobs]

All Things Product Management

Providing clarity around the finer details of product…

Catherine Shyu

Written by

Product @ Google, formerly at ShapeShift, SendGrid · Photographer @ instagram.com/catherineshyu. Writes about the fun and pain of product management.

All Things Product Management

Providing clarity around the finer details of product management.

Catherine Shyu

Written by

Product @ Google, formerly at ShapeShift, SendGrid · Photographer @ instagram.com/catherineshyu. Writes about the fun and pain of product management.

All Things Product Management

Providing clarity around the finer details of product management.

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