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The 6 People You Need to Get to Know Quickly in Your Product Role

In many definitions of what a product manager does you will find that they get referred to as communicators, or relationship builders, and that’s because they are talking to both sides of the software equation — the stakeholders for requirements and the development teams for delivery.

And when you’re new to a role it can be a bit daunting figuring out who it is that you need to get to know in order to allow you to do your job.




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