Junior PM - challenged or overburdened?
Diversified tasks, extensive product responsibility and profit affecting results makes the job as a Product Manager quite attractive. But how will an ambitious Junior PM manage to quickly and efficient become acquainted with this challenging job? Beside the introduction into new products and markets, he has to train himself in PM methodology and the corresponding tools. Often processes and tools in Product management are even not installed or reduced to a minimum. Make things worse, resource shortage and time pressure in most of the companies disallow any support within the department by experienced PMs or by the superior. Quickly the interesting challenge as Product Manager can become either an overburden due to missing basics and know-how or can drift off into technical or logistical noble administration.
What should superior and Junior-PM commonly do, to avoid such a dilemma?