As a UX designer, you wear many hats: you must be both creative and analytical; you must use both your technical and interpersonal skills to bridge gaps between users and products; you must be a problem-solver, a strategist, and a negotiator. But in order to really level up your business game to get promoted on the job, there’s another critical skill you must possess—the ability to effectively collaborate with product managers.
I love this article; lots of useful information here and it directly applies to my current situation. I’m hoping my question here will provide equally useful responses.
I have a laundry list of obstacles hindering me from promotion but the two that are most noticeable at my company is that: 1) I am the only UXer and 2) due to titles and understandings of roles, between the only Product Lead/Head and myself I’m left out of the product conversations.
How could I fix this or level up in this environment