Product Manager

Keep projects moving along and on time to create amazing products with your team

Min Salary

$66,000

Median Salary

$104,000

Max Salary

$141,000

Industry

Tech

Degree Required?

No

What does a remote Project Manager do?

Project managers at their core make sure that a project stays on time, on a budget, and most importantly gets shipped. They are the ones who are responsible for keeping any aspect of a project in scope and ensures that the team is talking to one another. In agencies, they are also often the lifeline between the client and the team. They talk to the client to keep them updated on progress and also relay and requests or changes back to the team.

There are many different project management styles and every company is slightly different in how they do things. Primarily, you will be responsible for being an effective communicator with the tools that your company uses.

Companies hiring Product Managers

Average Day for a remote Product Manager

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

9 a.m. Start your day

Fire up the computer and check for any emails that came in overnight from your client

9:30 a.m. Standup

You lead the standup with your team and check in with everyone. This keeps you informed with any possible issues or items people need to keep the project running smoothly.

10 a.m. Client meeting

After standup you dial in to a meeting with a client. You give them a quick overview of where the project stands, how much budget is left, and estimated delivery dates.

11 a.m. Requirements Writing

You collaborate with another co-worker to write the requirements for a new web development project that is coming in.

12:30 p.m. Lunch

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1:15 p.m. Roadblock check in

At standup this morning, one of the developers said they didn't have the information they needed to build a new feature. To clear this roadblock you send a couple emails to your client. Once they respond, you message your co-worker on slack and let them know so they can keep working.

3:30 p.m. New work team meeting

Your sales team is pitching a new client soon. You grab a video chat with them and help them estimate project cost for the pitch.

4:30 p.m. Last batch of emails

Throughout the day, a few questions have come up from both your team and a client. You spend sometime responding to these emails.

5:30 p.m. Finish up

You finish writing your emails and shut off your computer for the day

Common deliverables for a product manager

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

Requirements

Most project managers will have to write up requirements for a project. These requirements are very specific deliverable for the client and instructions for the product team to make sure everyone knows exactly what their role is.

Check-ins

A project manager is responsible for checking in with the team and client throughout the week. Over communication is often the best policy and check-ins help keep everyone on track.

Pitch decks

Sometimes you may be asked to contribute to a pitch deck. The sales team will lean on your expertise of how projects have gone in the past to estimate cost, time, and resources needed.

Progress reports

For larger scale projects you may need to put together progress reports for a client or management. These progress reports will include product progress, current budget used, and estimations on delivery dates for the project.

by @austingrandt