For those of you who have followed me over my short time as a blogger, you may have noticed that I enjoy blogging about the personality traits of a product manager. There are several blogs that cover the science of product management in great depth, and with superb expertise. But I firmly believe that if a product manager doesn’t possess (or gain) the right personality traits, it won’t matter “how” they do a task, it won’t be as effective.
This week I attended a Product Management TAG event (Technology Association of Georgia) in Atlanta where a group of four panelists discussed the differences between Product Management and Product Marketing. It was a good event, and I thought the panelists did a fine job. However, one comment from an audience member gave me pause.
I asked the panel “What are the different personality traits held by a product marketer vs. a product manager.” After a brief discussion, an audience member said (and I’m paraphrasing) “they basically posses the same personality traits, but they chose a different direction based on what they like.”
What do you think?
What are the personality types of a Product Manager vs. a Product Marketer?