Another common issue in most Product Management teams is around staffing. I’ve never heard anyone say, “We have way too many Product Managers!”. And given the cross-functional nature of the job, as well as the general lack of clear definition of the PM roles, it’s not surprising the PMs feel overloaded.
I find that the missing element of product management is, due to the nature of the job, product managers become subject matter experts. Most of the time pressures seem to come from other departments who have not staffed for product expertise and assume that the product managers can fill their understaffing. That’s why product managers are in such high demand in non- product management activities.