What does a day-to-day activity of a TPM look like?
It could be a combination of any of these things -
- Look at data (dashboards, customer feedback channels, internal partner team feedback) to check progress (on product success, platform performance)
-Take any actions necessary (filing bugs, resolving a SEV)
- Supporting your cross functional team to deliver on roadmap projects
-Brainstorm product and technical solutions.
-Sprints, design reviews, code reviews
- Look at data to proactively surface opportunities, hot spots, technical bottlenecks etc
- 360 communications often tailored meticulously for the target audience
- A lot of meetings (Product reviews, Roadmap planning, Decision making etc)
- Ideating and planning for the future (Strategy)
- Upkeep or morale and motivation for team. TPMs often act as the glue for the entire team.
- And ideally they are having loads of fun doing all these
To me, the best part of being a Product Manager is that there is no typical day. There is a mix of working with your engineering partners, talking to customers, partnering with other organizations, and sharing info with executives or dealing with escalations. A day to day also differs greatly depending on the phase of your product.
The day-to-day activities of a Technical Product Manager (TPM) can vary depending on the company they work for, the products they are responsible for managing and the stage of the product lifecycle. Here are some common tasks that a TPM might perform:
- Gathering requirements and defining product features
- Conducting market research and analysis
- Collaborating with cross-functional teams
- Prioritizing product features and issues
- Writing product specifications
- Participating in sprint planning and reviews
- Testing and validating products
- Managing product releases
- Monitoring product performance and metrics
- Keeping up with industry trends and emerging technologies