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Peer Connect Perspectives: Exploring the Relationship Between Product Management and IT

Published: 29 January 2020

ID: G00465485

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Product management is an evolving management discipline used by companies to deliver digital products and services to customers, citizens and stakeholders. CIOs are exploring these disciplines to improve IT delivery. Peer members discuss the discipline’s viability as a right method for IT delivery.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Product Management: Analyzing Different Perspectives
  • Where can Product Management Be Applied?
    • Prioritizing Product Management During “Ideation” Stage
    • Morphing DevOps Into a “Product-Like” Endeavor
    • Applying Product Management in Manufacturing Plants
    • Outlining Measurements
    • Leveraging Product Management in IT Infrastructure
  • Product Management for Organizing and Executing IT Delivery
    • Pre-execution Preparedness
    • Three Perspectives on Product Management With IT
    • Addressing Dependency
    • Balancing Value Streams and Product Mapping
    • Difficulty With Defining and Aligning Products, and Other Aspects
  • Organizing IT Resources to Act as Product Managers
  • Key Take-Aways
  • About Peer Connect Content

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