Wow. It’s been 30 days already? Next thing I know it’ll be 60 then 90 then a year!
As a PM, I have a lot of leeway in how my schedule looks like and how I ramp up. But with all that ownership comes a lot of doubt: “Is what I’m doing with my time what I really should be doing?”, “What do I not know that I don’t know about my product?”, “Can I trust my intuition enough to make this big product decision?”
Lots of existential crises (like I don’t have enough of that already!). I wanted to take this 30-day mark to take a step back and think about the progress I’ve made in the past month & a half, against a pretty robust benchmark of how I think I should be performing per category.
I made this checklist to track my progress. I’ll track it up until my 120th day, per 30 days, so I have a good baseline of how I’m tracking towards “success”!
Team & Stakeholders
- VoC/Sales calls
- Support tickets
- User research sessions
Market & Competitor Landscape
Data & Metrics
Org & Other Product Areas/Teams
Growth & Mentorship
Tools & Tips
Let’s see how the next 30 days turn out.