“As more companies … set out to build software capabilities for success in the digital era, it’s critical that they get the product-management role right.”
Over the past several years, I’ve had many posts focusing on digital transformation, API-first approaches, the need for a bi-modal mentality and the like. The discussions point to the rapid evolution of business models, and more importantly why Product Management leaders need to understand the implications of these changes.
This morning I reread an article I came across last week from McKinsey titled Product Managers for the Digital World, and it not only echoes these sentiments around digital transformation, but also the analogy of the Product Manager to the mini-CEO.
… product-management rotational programs are the new leadership-development programs for many technology companies …
… before becoming the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, and Marissa Mayer were product managers …
This is a really good read, with so many salient points within the article itself, as well as topic-branches exploring several other important conversations. I highly recommend digging into the content yourself, but here are some of my thoughts around just a few of the topics that captured my attention this morning.