I’ve been studying SQL for a minute (actually more like 20 hours).The post is more for myself to share what I’ve been up to. I see SQL as important for product managers. This is because you can query the database directly and get more access to metrics.
There are a ton of metrics you can measure in your product. You can measure traffic, active users, conversions, signups, churn, MRR (monthly recurring revenue), NPS (net promoter score). Or perhaps its social shares, K Factor, bounce rates, cost per acquisition, lifetime value, and contact rate. There’s a metric available for every aspect of your business. In this blog post I’ll highlight why its important to know the difference between leading vs lagging metrics.