In the modern world knowing only one thing does not suffice and it holds true across the board. The area in product management seems to become the biggest testimony to this aspect. If you want to be a strategic contributor as a product manager then in that case it becomes important that one should first become the thinker in system. I recommend everybody taking this path to definitely add to your reading list the following book : Think In Systems by Donella H. Meadows
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One needs to be build understanding by observing and mapping the System, for example using the well-known method of User Journey Mapping. They’re valuable as a way to describe your understanding of a system, and are best applied in collaboration with your critical stakeholders. The value of mapping and modelling the systems you’re trying to influence is that it helps you to spot the trends and patterns within that system.
Focus on following aspects:
What information is shown to who, how is that information shown, and who can manipulate information.
What governs the systems and how it operates. The bounded and unbounded context. The macro effects on the system.
Changing behavior is not a joke but encouraging a new approach or adoption is an important point that needs to be kept in mind of a product manager to be a strategic thinker.