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Product managers need specific levels of knowledge and experience. There are 4 levels of skill, and these can differ between roles.
1. Essential skills
|Essential skills||Associate product manager||Product manager||Senior product manager||Lead product manager||Head of product|
2. Desirable skills
|Desirable skills||Associate product manager||Product manager||Senior product manager||Lead product manager||Head of product|
3. Level definitions
|Expert||Has knowledge and experience in the application of this skill. Is a recognised specialist and advisor in this skill including user needs, generation of ideas, methods, tools and leading or guiding others in best practice use.|
|Practitioner||Shares knowledge and experience of the skill with others, including tools and techniques, defining those most appropriate for the environment.|
|Working||Applies knowledge and experience of the skill, including tools and techniques, adopting those most appropriate for the environment.|
|Awareness||Has knowledge of the skill and an appreciation of how it is applied in the environment.|
Find out about the skills needed for product manager roles.