Challenges of the Data Product Manager

The data product manager has risen as a new role that follows the rapidly increasing need for data scientists. As businesses begin to recognize the unique challenges of building and running data teams, they are hiring data-focused product managers to tackle the unique strategic and tactical decision making that comes with building new data products.

These newly minted data product managers face unique challenges. How can businesses properly anticipate, plan and overcome these challenges? If you are a data product manager or want to become one — what challenges can you expect? The responsibilities of a data product manager are largely the same as any software product manager. 90% of day-to-day responsibilities will still be prioritization, communications, stakeholder management, design collaboration and creating specifications.

Author: Jordan Esbin

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