Metrics are an important tool for product managers, but metrics alone don't solve problems. Metrics are a starting point for conversations about objectives, and how we're progressing toward meeting them—metrics aren't the end of the story, but rather the beginning. This article explores how product managers can use metrics to create a vision for a product, then work with teams to execute that vision.
Elijah ChangDirector of Products
Elijah Chang began his software career as a BA at a software company that builds financial and accounting software for the real estate industry. He has also worked as tester, eventually moving to product management which is still his area of expertise. Before jumping into software, though, Elijah had one of his biggest professional accomplishments - working as an intern at NASA.
At Devbridge Group, Elijah is a director of product. In this role he leads product definition, development, and strategy for Devbridge Group’s internal products. He loves the ability to deliver world-class, world-changing software products to market and make an impact on people’s everyday lives. While at Devbridge Group, one of the major projects for which Elijah has been responsible is the successful delivery of multiple engagements for Fortune 1000 clients.
Elijah has varied interests outside of work, including singing. He was a member of a choir that once performed at the White House. He enjoys traveling, especially to Asia, and unwinds by playing video games, trying out new Asian restaurants, or crafting Origami.
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