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Trying to wrap your head around product management? You’re not alone.
Product management is becoming an increasingly popular role across both startups and enterprise companies, but it’s still difficult to define. That’s because it doesn’t fit any of the traditional roles you may already be familiar with: engineering, business strategy, design, or marketing.
If you ask: "What is the role of a product manager?" The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the "CEO of the product". I’ll say that I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, "Product managers simply don’t have any direct authority over most of the things needed to make their products successful - from user and data research through design and development to marketing, sales, and support." PMs are not the CEO of the product, and their roles vary widely depending on a number of factors.
Instead, product management draws on all these fields, forming a critical new discipline that has become increasingly important among startups and enterprise companies alike.
Product management is an interdisciplinary role that reaches across teams to plan, design, and continuously bring better products to the market.
The role evolved out of a set of responsibilities that traditionally fell to lead developers and engineers: scoping out user problems and making critical product decisions.
Since then, it’s become clear that successful product leadership - and shipping successful products - goes beyond the scope of a dev team. It’s a separate function that requires business acumen, a deep understanding of UX design, and product knowledge.
Product managers are responsible for setting a product vision, defining a product strategy and developing a road map that meets both company goals and user needs. (Here’s an excellent introduction to the role of a product manager.)
The primary question they’re out to answer is this:
How do we bring the best possible product to market and grow our business?
In Product Management, you will discover:
- Product strategy
- Product scaling myths
- Steps to building an MVP
- Who can make use of road maps
- Benefits of product innovation
- Why product vision is important
- Steps to creating a successful product vision
- Why you need OKRs
- Tips for getting a good road map
- Design the product
- How to protect intellectual property
- Manufacturing your product
- Critical factors to successful scaling
How is it possible for you to build a website and write programs for it without understanding your customers who will be at the receiving end of your products and services? How do you intend to contend with your competitors? How are you going to motivate your customers and make profits?
In this regard, there is a reduction in the likelihood of success and your startup will just appear exactly like other businesses. This is exactly why it is important for startups and established businesses to use product management techniques to propel their businesses to the top. It is important in laying out the product strategy, creating a blueprint, and developing a product vision that it is in alignment with the brand’s objectives and the needs of the customer.
The hidden tips on ways to develop your business and introduce the most effective product to the market are all exposed in this audiobook. With services ranging from product design to idea management, funding, and creating road maps.
Are you still not sure? Forget about confusion; knowledge can never be superfluous.
If you want to bring the best possible product to market and grow your business, then listen to this audiobook!