Switching the career from the current path indicates leaving the comfort zone, it requires new learning and new way of thinking. How to switch from software testing to product management? Testing is verifying the functionality per expectation. It indicates that the testing professionals are testing the functionality per other’s expectation, they could be from product manager or customer.

Being a team member

Being a team member testing professional knows the process of execution. Eventually, he/she is familiar with Agile methodology, participating in scrum, software development life cycle, test life cycle, product grooming, product planning, coordination between teams, following the quality process, bug life

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Eric Ries is an American writer, blogger, and entrepreneur, he is the author of ‘The lean startup’ and ‘The startup way’. He graduated from Yale University. He was the co-founder of Catalyst Recruiting.

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Another startup story which created ‘The lean Startup’ book. To me, not all startups get succeeded, not every entrepreneur get succeed with the idea originally experimented. Similarly, gaining great experience in a startup battle itself is a success. It depends on how you leverage the experience to convert into success. The success could be another startup, it could be a creating a network,

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Questions that product manager should ask the teams: Numerous responsibilities keep the product manager confused, specially the coordination between teams like, sales, engineering, leadership, support, and customers, tedious to be organized and confused to get prioritized. Product manager should have clarity about the topic to be discussed and the agenda should be clear enough to get the right points discussed in the meeting. Majority of the times more than 50% of the topics to be discussed are common. Set of well prepared questions would help to prioritize the topic.

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Grooming is mentoring about a topic/subject. Product grooming is mentoring about the features of the product to be developed. Engineering team knows how to develop, but product manager should groom them why to develop? and What to develop? Product grooming plays vital role in shaping up the product per expectation. Product grooming is organized by product manager/product owner.

Product planning is organized by scrum master to estimate engineering efforts. Product team and engineering team meets to understand the complexity and severity, estimating efforts based on capacity to derive the duration.

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Usually, everyone has a monk inside but 95% of the people can not take the monk out because they do not know how to control emotions, it needs lot of practice. Apparently, we do not need to be a monk to control our emotions. Yoga and meditation helps to lead a peaceful life. ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’ is the book teaches how to lead a happy and peaceful life, Robin curated his own experience with beloved friend, senior and mentor Julian, in the book. What are those experiences? How could they help the reader to

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What is a roadmap? A map which has multiple directions to reach the destination. So, finding a right direction to reach the destination is all about product roadmap. Indirectly, direction can be altered, modified, changed and created but destination should not be changed. What is the destination here? Vision of the product is the destination. Eventually, building a product roadmap is choosing a shortest possible and feasible route to reach the destination.

Having a vision for a product or business is very much important to plan the activities and drive the show. Defining the product future, where do you want to see in next 5 years? What is the market share would want to grab? Which

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What is market research? Why to do it?

What is market research

Market research is understanding the target customers and their need, finding problems and it’s need of fixing, understand the competition and defining a unique selling proposition (USP), detailed analysis of the problem and it’s complexity, understanding the complexity of the problem and feasibility to fix it.

Collecting statistics of customers and market share. If it is a unique product and new to market, finding the current need of a customer in imperative because sometimes, the product will be early to the market.

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