What is Product Management?
Product Management is an exciting career that offers the opportunity to influence the future of a product. Product Management varies significantly between firms. VMWare provides a solid definition of a product manager within their company:
Product Managers are the CEOs of their products and are responsible for defining, prioritizing, planning and driving the execution of the vision for their product lines. Product Managers must possess business acumen as well as engineering wherewithal in order to be able to strategize, drive and bring their product to market. Product Managers must work extensively with customers while working cross functionally with Product Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Corporate Marketing and Alliance Partners in order to successfully prioritize features and develop the products that our customers need.
Product Management in 60 Seconds, an adaption of the 2013-2014 kickoff
Nate Carrier presented an overview of Product Management in the 2013-2014 PMA kickoff. An adaption of his presentation is found below:
Product Management 101 Slides (Josh Albrechtsen, Property Solutions)
In February 2013, Josh Albrechtsen of Property Solutions presented an introduction to the field of product management, including common frameworks, typical organizational structure, expected salary, and tips for success. The PDF presentation can be downloaded with this link.