Successful product management is the perfect combination of aligning product capabilities with consumer demands. As a manager, you are under a perpetual pressure cooker. Skillfully managing each stage of the development lifecycle and avoiding product management mistakes are top priorities. I reflect on my previous experience as a product manager for a non-profit's social media platform. Long hours, beta testing, user groups, and stress balls filled my days. Ultimately, the efforts were successful and the platform is an integral part of association's membership base.