You are sitting in you cube, listening to some kick ass tunes in your headphones, and an engineer drops in unannounced. He states “I need you to change spec X”.
My response is to ask “why?”, like all good product managers do.
Invariably there are three answers:
- It is impossible to meet that spec without changing the fundamental physical laws of the universe, and here is why …
- It is very difficult and we don’t know how to do it.
- It is difficult.
Only one of those I will accept. Guess which one it is…