Resource: Product Management career ladder

In The Importance Of A Clear Career Path For Product Managers the Intercom team links to their Product Manager expectations by level (PDF). It’s a really good resource and fascinating look at their approach to product management. Here’s how they define the role at Intercom:

There are many elements and facets to being a PM at Intercom, but ultimately it comes down to: “Identify the most valuable problems to solve, enable your team to ship and iterate high-quality solutions quickly, and validate market impact.” Underpinning this, there are 5 Skill Areas that we explicitly set expectations for and judge performance against. These are

  1. Insight Driven
  2. Strategy
  3. Execution
  4. Driving Outcomes
  5. Leadership Behaviors

The document goes into the expectations for each of those skill areas, at each level.