The 5 P’s of Product Management

Alex Mitchell
6 min readMay 31, 2020

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game.

Throughout my career, however, I’ve noticed many similarities in the Great Product Managers around me and I’ve distilled those habits and the critical components of the Product Management role into this list of the “5 P’s of Product Management.”

What This List Is

A guide highlighting and exploring many of the most critical components of the Product Management role and the traits of the best Product Managers.

  • Perspective
  • Prioritization
  • Persistence
  • Presentation
  • Passion

What This List Isn’t

An exhaustive list of everything a Product Manager should do or should not do. There isn’t enough time in the world to put together that list!



Alex Mitchell

Product @Kinsured | 5x Product Leader/Founder | Syndicate: | Author: @producthandbook @disruptbook