Product management’s goal is planning, analyzing, and maximizing the effectiveness of a product. This process includes the development of business strategies, functional design, and management of the launch of new features.
Product management is a specific focus of project management. But you can get even more niched as a product manager still. There are business to business (B2B) and business to client (B2C) product managers. Even further, product managers can niche into mobile apps, physical products, desktop or web-based software, or service-based product models.
The most common roles for this job are Product Manager and Software Project Manager. A Software Project Manager must know everything listed above on top of understanding the languages and programs used for software development and tech industry best practices.
Before becoming a Product Manager, it’s worth trying out a general Project Manager position or lower-level software management position like SCRUM Master. Product Managers in tech should be proficient in the programming languages used to build the product.