In this post, I share the IoT Decision Framework I developed to help Product Managers tackle the complexity of IoT products. This framework provides an easy-to-follow structure to uncover requirements at each layer of the IoT stack, including business decisions, technical decisions, and more.
Too many product teams and entrepreneurs think, “If I connect it, they will come.” The problem is that people don’t buy IoT, they buy a solution to a problem. In this post, I talk about an excellent example of IoT solving a customer problem, and share tips for evaluating if IoT is right for your product.
My course, Product Management for the Internet of Things, at Stanford Continuing Studies expands on my IoT Decision Framework and focuses on all the areas you need to consider when building an IoT product.
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In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, I describe the complexities of managing an Internet of Things (IoT) product, and walk you through my IoT Decision Framework.
Great Product Managers know that a robust IoT solution includes more than the customer-facing part; it also includes the internal tools your company needs to manage customers and conduct its operations. Without these internal tools, your development team can get bogged down by requests from other departments. In this post, I explain why internal tools are critical for your product’s success, and walk you through six tools you need to build (or buy) to support customer and operations management.
It’s the beginning of a new year, and a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and start thinking about changes and resolutions for the year ahead. With that in mind, here are my 7 Product Management resolutions for 2016.
The Internet of Things will require a new breed of Product Manager—one who can incorporate the 5 layers of the IoT technology stack into their product strategy and roadmap. In this article, you’ll gain a high-level understanding of these 5 layers and what it takes to manage a product for the Internet of Things.
Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life—a Product Manager’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. This article covers what you can do to prevent it. [Read more…]
As Product Managers, we spend a lot of time understanding our customers and adding features to our backlog. We prioritize features with our Executives and Engineering teams so that, no matter what, when a new release starts, we have a new batch of shiny features to add to the product.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ravi Kumar for his podcast series on Product Management. The interview revolved around feature prioritization and the 4 pillars of product leadership. Enjoy!
Teresa Torres is a product coach helping teams adopt user-centered, hypothesis-driven product development practices. In this interview, she shares great insights on experimentation, discovery, customer development, and how to work with UX and Development teams. She also shares some of her favorite books and blogs on Product Management.
Gathering customer feedback is one of the key responsibilities of a Product Manager. But customers aren’t your only source of make-or-break feedback in the B2B world. In this article, you’ll learn about the five key sources of product feedback, how to get the most insight from each source, and what to do with the feedback you receive. [Read more…]