I was working on a description of the product manager (PM) tasks I could provide as a consulting PM and decided to use a mind map to help me build out the various responsibilities of a PM. Once I built a first draft, I thought it might be helpful for others to use to describe their own PM processes.
My thoughts about the next version are:
- Show the various interactions with other stakeholders like sales, busdev, product marketing, engineering, support, devops, etc.
- Create short descriptions of each bubble (but maybe leaving them less descriptive allows wider interpretation)
- Show some interconnections and control loops between the bubbles to indicate the process flows.
If you have some suggestions for improvements (and I am sure there potentially a lot since this is a fuzzy topic), by all means drop me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment and I will generate another version if needed. In the meantime, I can provide this version in FreeMind format (https://goo.gl/lgMskm ), so you can customize it as you would like (no copyright implied by me).