PMs (Product Managers) at Amazon are responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and product roadmap of certain products or services. A PMs day-to-day activities at Amazon may consist of the following:
Working closely with engineering, design, and business teams: Working closely with engineering, design, and business teams is essential for a PM to ensure a product or service meets customer needs. A PM at Amazon needs to be proficient at balancing customer needs with technical and business constraints.
Developing product strategy and roadmaps: PMs needs to have excellent vision and come up with strategies for product initiatives, competitive analysis, and market positioning. They also need to come up with roadmaps that align to the strategic goals.
Writing user stories, feature specs, and conducting A/B test experimentation: A PM needs to have at least a basic understanding of software development and design to be able to write user stories and feature specs. In addition, the PM at Amazon is responsible for the execution of the A/B test experiments and analyzing the result.
Research and analyze customer needs: A PM needs to understand customer needs and develop innovative solutions to address those needs. They also must be proficient in conducting customer research and leveraging customer feedback to drive product design, development, and strategy.
Partner with business stakeholders: A PM needs to understand the different business stakeholders and be able to work closely with them to ensure the product or service is successful.
By having a deep understanding of the customer, technology, and business, PMs at Amazon play an integral role in achieving the desired outcomes for their products and services.