Technical Product Management

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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 7
Stakeholder management is crucial in Product Management. Start by identifying your stakeholders and understanding their concerns, motivations, and what matters to them. Once you have a clear picture of your stakeholders, you can prioritize them based on your product's life cycle stage, the outcom...Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
First, ensure you have the right data to backup any claims or decisions you want to make. Second, focus on the goals you want from that audience. Third is to make sure that the content is clear and crisp with the right level of detail. Occasionally, I have to re-write a document for a different ...Read More
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Brandon Green
Brandon Green
Buffer Staff Product ManagerAugust 17
A PM's job is to take in a lot of inputs (including the 3 listed in this question) and articulate a compelling strategy and roadmap around achieving the best outcomes for your business. Within those are assumptions, risks, opportunities, etc. that are worth digging into and questioning, and from ...Read More
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Navin Ganeshan
Navin Ganeshan
Amazon Head of Driver Products, Amazon RelayJune 1
To be blunt, I think they are critical. Data is the currency for any decision-making, and analytical competencies are exactly what empower product managers, technical or otherwise. For technical PMs, there is also an expectation of data self-sufficiency where they are not as dependent on BI or ot...Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
My approach is usually to have a initial wireframe to convey your ideas. The UX team needs to have sufficient understanding of the customer journeys and need to be involved early in the product definition/creation phase. Start with your vision document and a wireframe and spend some time discussi...Read More
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Navin Ganeshan
Navin Ganeshan
Amazon Head of Driver Products, Amazon RelayMay 31
This is definitely a popular topic of discussion amongst PMs, and probably a heated one at times. This is a good post that covers the most common including RICE, KANO and story-maps. https://roadmunk.com/guides/product-prioritization-techniques-product-managers/ Personally, I'm less dogmatic a...Read More
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Vasanth Arunachalam
Vasanth Arunachalam
Meta Director, Technical Program ManagementFebruary 4
This response also applies to one of the other questions asked here - "What qualities stand out in some of the best TPMs you know?" I strongly believe that you can be a successful technical product manager regardless of your background, as long as you have the passion and growth mindset. It is n...Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
Two constant challenges for me in any product role has been finding the right way to say no. This could be to your customers asking for a particular feature or your organization that has decided to prioritize certain aspects differently.  The best way to overcome this challenge is by having your...Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
This depends on the goals of your product. In general, you want your key metrics to be aligned with what you and the organization considers the top goals of the product.  For example, this might be revenue from your product, or number of other products customers use alongside your product. There...Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
If you are already working in an organization with an opportunity for such a role, that is the easiest way to transition. If not, look at how your current strengths can be used in the new role.  In general, you want to show potential employers that you aren't new to all aspects of the job. For e...Read More
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