IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting some basic terminology straight
Nailing down your market needs statement
Building product descriptions with the development team
Looking ahead with road maps
Transforming a customer’s need into a product is the basis of product management. It’s an exciting process that offers great rewards. Along the way you can encounter breakthroughs and challenges. In this chapter, you discover how to successfully document your market needs, work with product development to translate a need into a product description, and lay out the future of the product with a road map.
Any tension between product management and engineering is often traced to whether the discussion is taking place in the problem space (where product managers focus) or the solution space (which engineers and many others find to be more comfortable). The terms used to describe issues changes depending on what the focus of the conversation and discussion is. ...