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What is the Ideal number of product managers?

Question

Any rules of thumb? I have been advised to link it to the number of developers and use a ratio of 1 PM to 10-20 developers. Closer to 10 if outsourcing and need detailed requirements.

Answer

Why should the number of product managers be related to the number of developers? The Product Life Cycle - and common sense - says a PM should only detail product requirements, not engineering solutions. The document produced by the PM is called PRD (Product
Requirements Document). It is the job of engineering to determine
what it can deliver with the existing resources.