As a product manager you will be responsible for the development and improvement of products of a company. You will work to define the business strategy behind a product, as well as specify its functional requirements, whether it is a physical product or a virtual one such as software.
Product managers are responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it. The responsibilities may also include marketing, forecasting, and profit and loss assessment and providing the deep product expertise needed to lead the organization and make strategic product decisions.
Taking any stream at +2 will make you eligible to pursue undergraduate degree. However taking commerce in +2 is recommended
You may take an undergraduate course in any discipline. Admission requirements may vary depending on the institutions and course. Taking Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Management like B.Com or BBA will be of advantage.
MBA/PGP programs of 2 year duration are available in many institutes in India and abroad.
You may also pursue online certificate or diploma courses from some foreign universities.
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The product manager is required to have a keen ability to observe without judgment, in order to get a holistic picture of customers and markets and to understand where the product currently is ,how customers react to it and the future of it.
A product manager needs to carefully set the quantifiable goals and establish strategies to reach it and tracks the goals and makes changes to the plan accordingly.
Product managers need to interact with and influence numerous groups ,including customers, sales personnel, marketing, finance, and engineering teams. Thus, they must be able to communicate their vision to everyone effectively.
Product managers use their analytical skills to do research and analyze the right data in order to make product decisions with profit in mind. Also they need to know how to use data to crunch numbers and create solutions for business strategy, product development, and pricing outlook.
Product manager will use their creativity in designing, managing and executing product visions and missions. It is also necessary for them to scan the market to learn about advancements in products and to initiate innovations to meet the current needs of the customers.
Product managers need to possess excellent technical skills as they need to use different software and technologies on a daily basis.so they must be aware of all the technological advancements taking place.
Product managers are required to possess excellent problem solving skills as they must analyse and solve wide variety of problems arising from both customer side and suppliers.