To assemble a holistic, sustainable backdrop for Product Management in an organization, we need to ensure that (in our figurative jigsaw puzzle) the following foundational elements are in place:
1. Processes should be documented and institutionalized so they become the referenceable knowledge base for finely tuned operations.
2. Systems and tools should be available to provide metrics, measurements, and indicators that can guide decision making, portfolio, and product investments.
3. A viable, flexible structure is needed, one that reflects the strategic intent and the value delivery methodology of the firm.
4. A staffing model should be established that allows for product managers and cross-functional product teams to be nurtured ...