Casey Allen, Director of Product @ ZirMed. Pt 3

Managing PMs is harder than managing engineers. You can’t measure them on a metric like successful lines of code.

It should be based on the success of their product.

But that’s hard to measure.

To be successful comes with a lot of failure.

I try to be encouraging. And to continuously push them out of their comfort zone.

PMs are highly motivated. Highly self driven. You don’t need to tell them what to do.

I ask questions to try to complement their skills. If they’re better at detail, I ask them questions about strategy. If better at strategy, I’ll ask about the detail.