Q: "How do responsibilities evolve in a product management career?"
There really is no standard Product Management career ladder. Every company defines the role differently and that's why "career progression" can take many shapes and forms.
What I can do is share how product management duties evolved in my career journey to the Director role:
As an Entry-Level Product Manager at Pakwheels & Yallamotor, I was mostly focused mostly on crafting solutions for localized problems:
Note that the strategic portion was mainly driven by supervisors & business development.
When I moved into a Mid-level Product Manager role at Bayt, the changes I saw were:
The next step into a Group-level/Lead Product Manager at vFairs & Bayt shifted things around a bit:
Finally, when I moved into a Director role, it was more of a paradigm shift rather than a linear progression.
Remember: If you're just getting into more meetings and delivering more documents over time, then that's not really growth in the discipline.
The litmus test is the balance shift between tactical and strategic initiatives. As you accumulate experience, you're able to guide teams on what mistakes to avoid & how to outplay competition.
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