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Product management is a ‘premium career’ today. Literally everyone worth their salt in the technology space works with a Product person and/or aspires to be a Product person. In the current internet age it does throws up the questions-

“Why is Product management such a popular /much wanted career with the millennials ?”

“What does Product management offer that is such a winning career in today’s technology era?”

“What’s the potential of Product management in the years to come and is it here to stay ?”

Below are some top reasons why a career in Product management is today a…

Having donned both the consultant and the execution hats in my career,here I would like to note some typical situations that a consultant comes across in their everyday work-life and some of the golden truths of a consultant’s life :

Life is in the fast lane

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Defining the concept of User Interface/User Experience( UI/UX) Design :

User Interface is nothing but the ‘Face’ of the Product that the User of the Product gets to view and interact with. It is also called the interface or the front end.

User experience is the overall Product experience .It is the ease plus intuitiveness the Product offers to the end user in solving the end goal or pain point of the User.

E.g. The simplest everyday example is that of a smart mobile phone or a tablet device used by users. The problem area(s) solved by these devices are…

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Who are the important stakeholders to a Product management function ?

A Product management function which involves defining, designing and overseeing the development of Products- mostly in the world of Software Product development has a diverse group of stakeholders who are very important and contribute greatly to the bolstering and supporting the work of the Product manager to help build the Products.

Therefore the Product management function relies heavily on these group of stakeholders .Thus …

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Why nobody wants to be a beggar ?

Well some of us might think ‘Is this a real question ?’ or rather that ‘this is a non-question or not to be considered at all’ . Why would anyone want to be a beggar or think if they were to be one or in a beggars shoe. …

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What is prioritization in Product management ?

Prioritization in Product management is assigning and arranging your Product backlog (the work items to build your product) in order of relevance or importance and also urgency.

Like any other area of prioritization — it is the task of taking all the items one is responsible to look at and see which needs your immediate attention and action and therefore shooting for it first and in that order as and when things get done.

Why is prioritization essential to the Product management function ?

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I am sure this is a topic each of us would like to have it figured out very early on in life or as early as we can get to it. Because we all appreciate the fact that having a purpose in life will make our life more meaningful, make it more livable, fill us with motivation everyday and absolutely add a silver lining to this secret called life that each one of us in blessed with.

But do most of us really know our life's purpose or what we are meant to do or be. Its true that a…

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The Outliers- the Story of success is Malcolm Gladwell’s third masterpiece published in 2008, following closely on the mega successes of - ‘The Tipping point’ and ‘Blink’. Malcolm Gladwell is an English Canadian writer who has been a non fiction writer and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

‘Outliers’ which is originally from statistics means the data point or value that lies significantly away or far flung from the mean value or average. Therefore an ‘Outlier ‘ is a Straggler or ‘far from the rest’. …

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Product Management and Project management — Both of these areas of knowledge have been around for time immemorial , much before the advent of information technology. Truly!

If one were to understand how the Egyptians built the Pyramids- one can dissect this to be a very long term project (taking several decades), employing resources (the slaves who the Egyptian rulers employed and the tons of bricks stacked to build the giant structures) and resulting in the end Product ( the Egyptian pyramids- as we know them today to be one of the Seven wonders of the World). …

This picture is in front of the Bascillica at Assisi in the Umbria region of Italy
This picture is in front of the Bascillica at Assisi in the Umbria region of Italy
This picture is in front of the Basilica at Assisi in the Umbria region of Italy

A.Travel tells us that the world is one

Anjana Rao

Product Leader: Reader : Traveller: Author: Coach

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