At Product Space, we've spent a lot of time coaching and supporting the growth of Product Owners and Product Managers at many different organisations.
To help us serve our aspiring Product Managers, Sandy and I designed a competency assessment framework. It’s a simple printable PDF that enables a Product Manager to self assess their capabilities, along with getting input from their peers and their manager (or their stakeholders) to help shape a growth plan.
What makes it unique?
We believe that the best growth plans come from the intersection of your interests and the needs of the business
Leadership and self-awareness are crucial, often-missed aspects of Product Management
Printable and practical
Open-source - help us create a better framework, or fork it to suit your needs
Includes a peer-assessment component to enable product teams to grow together.
“We had looked at other frameworks and also tried to create our own but this was the simplest, clearest and easiest to use” - Abigail Thomas, Head of Product Strategy, SBS Australia
It’s designed for Product Managers (not Product Owners) so it has a solid bias towards the more strategic activities over the tactical operational activities that PO’s typically get involved with.
The usefulness of the assessment is the conversation you can have once you identify areas for growth and any subsequent growth plan you come up with as a result of these conversations.
We want to help organisations and businesses grow great products for their customers and we love helping grow great Product Managers. This tool is yours to use, yours to remix, yours to do whatever you want with. We’ve assigned a Creative Commons license to it that allows anyone, commercial or non-profit, to use it, even remix/transform/improve upon it. The only thing we ask for under this license is you follow the rules of the license.
If you'd like to give us your feedback, make a copy of it to modify for your own purposes or suggest changes, you can access the Google Slides: