Product managers are the glue that bind the many functions that touch a product—engineering, design, customer success, sales, marketing, operations, finance, legal, and more. They not only own the decisions about what gets built but also influence every aspect of how it gets built and launched. Product Management is a very broad term that encompasses a lot of different skills and job descriptions that largely depend on what each individual company needs their Product Manager.
Elias Darqaabar, one of the most influential product managers in the Arab world, shares with his audience and followers a list of common skills that every product manager must own. He said “in order to successfully complete their duties, product managers must possess several skills”, Elias hints out the reason behind his success in such a domain. He added, “having communication skills, technical expertise, business skills, research skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, marketing skills, strategical thinking along with delegation skills best make a successful product manager. And luckily I have all of these attributes that made me unique in such a domain.”
Elias, in his speech, sheds light on the basic skills every product manager must have, and so does he. He is ranked up as one of the youngest aS well as the most influential and successful product manager out there. Having such an amazing combination between all of these skills caught the attention of many companies out there. By the help of the previous skills, Elias connects business strategy, design knowledge, and customer needs in order to develop a product that is relevant, feasible, and valuable. He also focuses on optimizing a product to achieve the business goals and user necessities while maximizing return on investment.
He is well aware of his responsibilities throughout all parts of development, managing processes like product backlog and roadmap, pleasing stakeholders, finding investors, talking to potential customers and more.