Director of Product Management Job Description. Director of Product Management - Job Description Do you love working with web-based software products?
Do you like interviewing customers and prospects to find unmet needs? Do you have attention to detail to make a product not good, but great? The Director of Product Management will be the unifying force behind HubSpot's product strategy and execution, combining feedback from sales, marketing, development, customers and prospects to set the strategic vision and lead the execution on new features and products. This is an important and strategic role within the company, and our expectations are equally high. The VP Product Role. Posted by marty cagan on March 5, 2011 Tags: product management, product owner If you take a look at the list of open product positions at the end of my recent newsletter, you’ll notice a record number of VP/Director of Product positions.
In part this reflects the growth we are experiencing in our industry. However, it also represents an increased recognition of the importance of strong product leadership. I work with quite a few different product companies, and I am often asked to recommend and evaluate potential candidates. I’ve written this for three audiences: If you are a CEO or exec recruiter and you are looking for a head of product, this should give you a deeper understanding of what you should be seeking If you are currently leading a product organization I’d like to offer this up as your keys to success If you have aspirations of one day leading a product organization, this is a frank discussion of the skills you’ll need to acquire Competencies - Team Development. Where Does Product Management Belong in the Organization?
Proven Results. Alumni Resource Center Login 1-800-816-7861 Where Does Product Management Belong in the Organization? By Pragmatic Marketing The strategic role of product management is to be “messenger of the market,” delivering market and product information to the departments that need facts to make decisions. Rate The role of product management spans many activities from strategic to tactical, some very technical, others less so. Many CEOs realize that product management brings process and business savvy to the creation and delivery of products. Traditional consumer companies have always considered product management to be a marketing role, which is why it seems to make sense to put product management there.
For technology companies, particularly those with enterprise or B2B products, the product management job is very technical. Very few product managers find themselves in a Sales (or Sales & Marketing) department. Page 1 / 1. How to Create an Effective Product Management Organization. By Saeed Khan Last week, I had the pleasure to host one of the BrainMates Product Management talks on Twitter.
These are a series of weekly 1 hour open discussions on Twitter on topics of interest to Product Managers. The title of my discussion was Creating an Effective Product Management Organization. Brainmates have published a summary of the discussion here. Last year, I wrote a general article entitled 5 Steps to Building a Great Product Management Organization. There was healthy discussion and the hour went by very quickly. We discussed the following 5 questions: How do Product Management organizations start and how do they grow? Now I won’t go into all these in detail, but I will cover the first 3 briefly and focus on the last 2 questions, WRT structure and roles in more detail, as that is where I see most of the confusion.
Worth Repeating – Product Management has always been “Agile” By Saeed Khan I can’t believe it’s been over 3 year since I first wrote this piece.
It was intended as a counterpoint to all the agilists that were decrying how Product Management wasn’t “agile” (or “Agile”). I found (and still find) the whole argument somewhat baseless, but it still persists amongst agilists (look at this example of what “Product Owner” is turning into), and unfortunately, even within the Product Management community. Those who talk about “Agile Product Management” as some unique form of Product Management are not doing anyone a service. “Agile Product Management”? Just because the technologists have latched onto something that seems to be having benefits for them — and believe me, the bar was set pretty low for many of them — that doesn’t mean Product Management needs to latch onto that as well. Product management, like business management, is dynamic, open to change, should focus on people etc. So, here’s the original piece from October 2008. Don’t believe me? OK. What is Agile Product Management?
Agile product management has been en vogue for quite some time.
But a clear definition of the term is lacking. Different people associate different meanings with it – from simply using the product backlog to extending Scrum by employing complex new frameworks. I view agile product management as fundamentally different from traditional approaches. To better understand the differences, let’s see how agile and old-school product management compare. The following table – taken from my book Agile Product Management with Scrum – summarizes five key changes. Agile methods embrace an age-old truth: They see change as the only constant.