I am a product manager at a small startup. Naturally, we have very limited resources and a ton of fires to put out.
Now, when I start working on some specific area, I can easily craft hypotheses, experiment and improve. Additionally, I can imagine a vision and possible iterations for these isolated features.
Now, the issue is that I am not working on some isolated area anymore but need to keep the whole app in mind when I work:
- I need to keep the overview over all parts of the app and how they interact with each other
- I need to prioritise features and hypotheses to test for different parts of the app
- All of these initiatives need to bring us closer to our vision
I am a bit overwhelmed and constantly feel like I lost the overview. How do you manage the product at a higher level, take a step back and zoom out of the day to day grind?
Are there processes, tools or routines that you use to make sure your next steps are a logical consequence of the vision you have for your product vs. just the next best feature that wins in the RICE score?