Author: Chitra Gurjar

CHOW #123 – Help Kamal’s mission be successful

Kamal is a product manager in a IoT based energy analytics company called SafeHomes. The company hit a jackpot when they launched their first product suite for intelligently managing home security systems. SafeHomes has a client base of over 1000 home owners. They have successfully deployed and supported their customers and generated healthy revenues within 3 years of launching their products. SafeHomes is now looking to build a platform to effectively integrate, manage and deliver intelligent, customized and timely insights to their users on managing and monitoring their home security as well as penetrate new markets like offices. This...

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The Mission Possible

The role of a Product Manager is responsible for representing the interests of everyone with a stake in the product. Setting a vision for a product is one of the critical responsibilities of a product manager. A good product visions aligns with the overall company goals and mission, while setting direction for teams to build the right product, as the product manager constantly keeps a pulse on end user needs, market trends and competition. Product managers often struggle with crafting and creating a vision for their product, and so are not as effective as they can be when building...

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CHOW #109- Did we miss something?

Shwetha Srinivas is a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur. She embarked on the entrepreneurship journey after a good 15 years with a top-notch technology company where she honed her skills in developing software used by several enterprises to run their critical business transactions. As a product manager later, she traveled extensively and often worked directly with company customers helping solve problems on the ground and gained deep respect from customers and her peers. Her acumen, insight and technology prowess won her many accolades within and outside the company. Soon, the entrepreneurial bug bit her and she moved on from the...

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Business Discovery- Do Your Research and Get out of the Building

A business or product starts with an idea to fulfill a need or provide a service. Entrepreneurs who build it run the risk of doing the wrong thing and very often pour in months of effort only to chase elusive success. What can entrepreneurs do to discover their business better? How can they answer the questions “What pain are you solving, what gain are you giving the customer?” The 2-step approach proposed, can be done easily and quickly, which goes a long way to help validate the market and validate the problem, with almost no investment other than time...

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