The BBC often talks about a product manager as like a conductor of an orchestra in that they bring everything together; they co-ordinate and inspire; they embody success or failure. I think a football manager is another good analogy. Ultimately they are responsible for results – but there are some difficult characters in the boardroom and on the pitch who need to be managed. They need to be across the big strategic picture but also be across detailed tactics on the training ground – as well as the views of the fans. Ultimately they need to get the best out of the very different skills sets that make up the team.
The job I want.