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How to Recruit and Build Product Management Talent in an IoT Provider Business

Published: 18 February 2020

ID: G00465845

Analyst(s): Scot Kim

Summary

Product managers who lead product management struggle to find the talent with the right blend of soft, hard and industry skills to learn about customers’ business problems and engineer IoT solutions. Hiring and developing internal employees are effective ways to overcome talent shortage issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • IoT Product Managers Must Possess the Right Blend of Soft, Hard and Industry Skills
    • Skill Set No. 1: Soft Skills
    • Skill Set No. 2: Industry/Use-Case Skills
    • Skill Set No. 3: Hard Skills/Technical Skills
  • Invest in Retaining and Developing Workers From Internal Organizations With IoT Training and Apprenticeship Programs
    • Step 1: Recruit Potential Internal Candidates
    • Step 2: Provide IoT Training
    • Step 3: Assign IoT Product Managers to IoT Products

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