I've realized that one thing I really enjoy about writing is that I can do it all myself. Usually people tell you this isn't a good mentality to have — the desire to be self-sufficient. But I disagree. Whether it's writing, building products, etc. — I think it's good to be full-stack at something.
Made me think... thanks for ‘spreading’ the concept
This is a really interesting thought exercise. As a product leader and long-time PM by trade, I reflect on the fact that defining a "full-stack Product Manager" is not super straightforward.
At one level, the PM role is an enabler/force multiplier for others who bring specific functional expertise (as engineers, designers, analysts, etc.) to be most impactful. So in that sense, being a "full-stack PM" might be a problem if you interpret that as doing all the work yourself. No way to scale that.
OTOH, I think there's a reasonable archetype of a "full-stack PM" that can seamlessly span multiple altitudes of product work (research, vision, strategy, execution, GTM..) and work effectively with any functional expert on the team by offering deep knowledge & context.
my first thought was: are we all (at some point) full-stack human? and then I thought of my 'full-stack mum'. and on and on. thanks 🙏