The job of a Product Manager can be challenging at even the most mature companies. But how do you manage growth at a company experiencing rapid success?
Product Managers play a significant role in securing the Internet of Things. Unfortunately, this part of our job is not getting the right level of attention. Securing the Internet of Things is too often considered an after-thought or the responsibility of some other team. We need to change this trend if we expect people to start trusting our products.
Companies are looking at the Internet of Things as inspiration to discover product opportunities. They see it as an opportunity to leap-frog the competition and significantly grow their revenues. And yet, many companies are failing and growing disillusioned. So how can Product Leaders leverage IoT to discover product opportunities that can take their company to the next level? This is where Design Thinking can help.
In this post, I look at proven Product Management techniques to identify problems and then explore how IoT can help you build products that solve those problems.
You want to get into IoT Product Management. But where do you start? What skills do you need? Which companies are working on IoT today? Start here, with these five essential steps for getting into IoT Product Management.
Let’s face it. Building an IoT product roadmap is hard—much harder than building roadmaps for “normal” technology products.
That’s because IoT products are complex systems. To create a working solution, all layers of the IoT Technology Stack—device hardware, device software, communications, cloud platform, and cloud applications—need to work together. It’s like having to manage five products in one, and your roadmap needs to be the glue that keeps all your stakeholders aligned with your vision.
I had the opportunity to be a guest in the popular podcast “This is Product Management”. Mike Fishbein and I had a great conversation on the challenges Product Managers face when building IoT products. I also answer one of the top questions I get: “How do I get into IoT Product Management?”
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.
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.
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…]
Working on a feature factory is a common complaint of many Product teams. 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!