I am a product management professional with 20+ years of experience. Here are some best practices I've picked up along the way
Product management plays a central role in the software development workflow. On one side sits the stakeholders, business developers, user researchers, and analytics teams, each inputting a seemingly endless amount of requirements and opportunities. On the other side lies the engineering and delivery team with the constrained capacity to deliver within a specific timebox.
The product manager sits in the middle of this field and has the responsibility of absorbing all of the inputs and contemplating them against the reality of delivery constraints. Balancing those elements, the product manager’s task is to prioritize what scope will get delivered.
In this section of the blog, I share learnings from my profession as a product manager at trivago, eBay and as a product lead of other open-source and community software projects.