Most Industrial IoT products are not designed to enable customization. Therefore, most products often fall short of “the last mile” to give Industrial customers exactly what they need since these customers are usually expecting a turn-key solution.
One of the key attributes of the Internet of Things is its ability to measure physical signals to better understand the world around us. It is a very important topic and one that Product Managers should have a good grasp on. In this post, I provide an introduction to the world of data acquisition and the key parameters PMs need to know.
Creating a good user experience for IoT products is hard. There are more layers of technology, more users to please, and more teams to coordinate than ever before. Are you prepared to lead the way as a Product Manager?
Get an inside look at the state of the IoT industry, as reflected in the IoT World conference and expo last week. Through talks and discussions with expo exhibitors, I noticed four key challenges the industry faces today: focusing on technology over value, analysis-paralysis in both platforms and security vendors, and the challenge of educating the IoT workforce.
Hardware decisions impact your IoT product’s cost, user experience, application capabilities, and more. But only about 20% of IoT Product Managers have experience managing hardware. In this post, I demystify IoT hardware to help you understand how a smart device acquires, processes, and communicates data to the Cloud.
News flash: If you’re building your own IoT infrastructure, you’re wasting time and money, and jeopardizing the quality of your product. In this post, I discuss how you can reduce cost and boost quality with an IoT platform, how to choose the right platform, and debunk myths about the benefits of building your infrastructure in-house.
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.
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.
In this IoT primer, I describe how 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. You’ll gain a high-level understanding of these 5 layers and what it takes to manage a product for the Internet of Things.
As a Product Manager, quality should be top of mind. But how do you know you have a quality product? In this post, I talk about the importance of having a clear definition of quality, and some of the metrics you need to ensure success. [Read more…]
What does it really mean to be a “Technical” Product Manager? And how is it different from just a Product Manager? In this post, I share the difference between these titles plus key Do’s and Don’t’s to help you succeed as a Technical Product Manager.
Every Product Manager will bump into the Big Data challenge sooner or later. Will your product be ready to store, analyze, and present the flood of data it produces? In this post, I share 6 critical areas every Product Manager should address when building Products that manage large amounts of data.