This is a summary of an article written by marty Cagan. Full article can be found here.
- Is it important for a potential PM to have relevant domain experience?
- In most cases - no
- PMs need to constantly revisit assumptions about their domain and customers. Doing this is relatively harder for PMs with too much domain experience
- This doesn't mean PMs don't need domain experience. In fact, domain experience is absolutely essential. Strong PMs can learn about new domains fairly quickly.
- It usually takes Marty 1-3 months to come up to speed on a domain, and get to the point where he feels confident creating a product strategy
- About 80% of the skills of a PM are applicable across different types of products
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