How do you pursue a Career in Product Management?

I am very curious about a Career in Product Management. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Product Management is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Product Management. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Product Management, I found this amazing page:

Sricharan Vadapalli's take!

With 5 years & 2 months of professional experience, Sricharan Vadapalli understands Product Management. Sricharan Vadapalli has worked in Product Management as Practice Head in Pyramid Solutions. In Sricharan Vadapalli's own words, this is how Sricharan Vadapalli got into Product Management: "I joined IT MNC from college and worked for a Product Company for 8 years mostly in USA. I have also worked with MNC's and Startups. I am working as Practice Head of Data Analytics, DevOps and Cloud, currently with Pyramid Solutions. My books are on DevOps, Big Data and successful Relationships. Learning was my passion, I am certified SAP Hana consultant also certified in PMP, ITIL, OCA, INS21, FP, In Memory, I was always passionate about data and its value at the enterprise level hence I found my way into Big data Analytics. I have authored books on DevOps, Bigdata and relationships" Sricharan Vadapalli has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Product Management

In a video, Sricharan Vadapalli has talked about various aspects of a Career in Product Management. Sricharan Vadapalli started by explaining Product Management as: "Product management is an organisational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, and production, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product lifecycle." The video was an engaging disposition.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Product Management, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Product Management. Sricharan Vadapalli touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Competitive Positions
  • Market Trends & Demand
  • Design Methodology
  • Product Life Cycle
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Sricharan Vadapalli then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Product Management:
  • Support & Maintenance Skills
  • Project Management
  • Configuration Management & Deployment Skills
  • Testing Skills
  • Coding & Analytical Skills
  • Design & Architectural Skills
  • Marketing & Selling Skills
There are great positives of this Career.
Sricharan Vadapalli believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Product Management:
  • Work Flexibility
  • Monetary Potential
  • Exposure
  • Wide Scope
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Sricharan Vadapalli believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Product Management:
  • Handling Workload
  • Knowledge Up-gradation

In the final section of the video Sricharan Vadapalli talks about How a day goes in a Career in Product Management. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Product Management, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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