A lesson in Product Management

Name: Zach Bengs

School: Transfering to Colorado State University

Intern Position: QA Associate and Product Management

Adam Preeo presented to our group on the topic of  Product Management.

3 things I learned during his presentation:

  •  Adam and the product development team get together for a massive brain storm session to discuss what they want the new product to do, how they want it to look, the features it should have, and how to make is user friendly.
  •  Adam takes all that he learned from the brain storming meeting to engineering to discuss what is actually feasible with the current technology, the estimated time it will take to put into production, and how much man power will be required.
  • As the dance between product developers and engineers continues, it can be a lengthy process from first conception to final product.  I have a new gained respect for everything that goes into a new release or feature update!

2 random thoughts I had in the presentation:

  • Though we may be young, the interns sure have some great ideas.
  • The process of managing a development project from start to finish is time consuming and flat-out hard work.  I admire the persistance of those who are able to see a product through to its implementation.

#1 takeaway from my experience at Swiftpage so far:

  • In product management, the ability to lead people across different departments towards the same end goal without becoming too overwhelmed, is vital.  Adam has been a great example in his capacity to take multiple steps of product development and implementation, and manage every aspect of the project to its successful and timely completion.

As a thank you for reading, here’s a link to my favorite song to get me ready for a brain storming session: “Cry by Bingo Players”

Summer is here, and you know what that means… Interns!!  Swiftpage is lucky enough to have 10 awesome interns onboard helping with everything from Sales and Marketing to Product Testing and Support.  As part of the program, they have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation from a department head each week on one specific aspect of the business.  We have asked them to share some of their acquired knowledge from these “enlightening” sessions with you here, in the “Summer Intern Series”.

About chrisswiftpage

Chris Gordon joined the Swiftpage Team in November of 2009. Chris manages Channel Marketing and Sales for the company and has the privilege of working with hundreds of savvy business owners and partners worldwide. He and his wife live in San Diego where they enjoy spending as much time as possible outside, surfing and exploring the coastline. Chris can be reached at cgordon@swiftpage.com. For more information about becoming a reseller, visit: http://swiftpage.com/partnerprogram.htm.

One Response to “A lesson in Product Management”

  1. Genuinely recognize you discussing that informative write-up. Fantastic!!

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