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Ask HN: How to build a product org?
7 points by iamnewhere on Oct 10, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite
I'm currently at a company which lacks a product-management organisation internally (i.e. it doesn't exist yet), despite having a number of product managers. To date - this means that the role has been fairly fragmented, with everyone doing their own thing without much guidance/direction. This has caused some problems (e.g. some people have ended up as managers in charge of fiefdoms, poor product results, etc).

I have the opportunity to change this and to create a product mgmt org, but I've never done something like this before.

Aside from poaching some senior product managers from other orgs, has anyone been through this transition before who can offer advice? Can you recommend some resources that could help out?

How did the product mgmt orgs get started at places like Google, Slack (only recently), etc..?

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