Lastly, and this ties into the first two, it’s easy to get the product development team into the habit of building “the perfect app”. Developers and designers love their craft, and if they aren’t familiar with a product- and customer-centric mindset, then you can go down a rabbit hole of building the product the right way, rather than building the right product.
Developers and designers often say they need just a little bit more time to perfect whatever it is they’re working on.
As a Product Manager it’s part of your job to guide the team to build the right product, and to validate that you’re working on the right thing as quickly as possible.
Usually, but not always, something is “good enough” and can be perfected later. Alternatively, another way to look at it, if something is released in a “good enough” state, and customers then give feedback or request improvements to be made, then we learn that we’re heading in roughly the right direction. Then a round of improvements could be made to the feature to perfect it.
There are so many other beginner mistakes that new Product Managers can make, here’s a couple of other blog posts about this topic: