30 Aug We’re Calling It — Product Management Has Gone Mainstream
Even if you are not attending INDUSTRY ’16 (there are only a few spots left), you’ll find this interesting. Of the 350 product people who are coming, there’s a rich mix of backgrounds, industries and skill-sets that illustrate how diverse the role of a product manager has become around the world. To be sure, all are set on leveraging new technologies to build better products, faster.
- 420,289 — number of people in North America with product management roles
- 83% — INDUSTRY attendees with the word ‘product’ in their title (rest are C-level folks, engineering, design, marketing etc.)
- Crossroads Church, CNN, the Federal Reserve, Intuit, BMW, Drive Capital — a sample of some very different businesses coming to INDUSTRY with product management teams
- Singapore & Australia — from where the furthest attendees are traveling
- 27 States & 9 Countries — people are coming from everywhere
Couple these stats with some recent articles talking about this new phase of technology-driven product management, and it’s clear that this practice has become an expected part of most companies in North America and beyond:
General Mills Introduces More New Products Faster
Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager
Product Managers: Who Are These ‘Mini-CEOs’ and What Do They Do?
The Highest Paid Workers in Silicon Valley Are Not Software Engineers
Why Software Is Eating The World
It’s a good time to be a product person.