Steal my 9 tactics. PM doesn't have to work 50 hours/week.
Some say Product Manager has to work 50+ hours/week.
This can affect your family and mental health. Is it really a job you would like to break into?
Luckily, it doesn't have to be the case.
Before we dive in, I spent 8 years in product. Talked, advised, and observed hundreds of other PMs.
As a rule of thumb, if you have 1-2 teams, anything above 35-40+ hours should be a warning sign.
Some might be skeptical. So perhaps I should start by saying that in the most intensive period, I worked 520+ overhours in a year.
But at some point, I understood I wasn't effective.
Here are 9 tactics to get back your time (in no particular order):