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 has always set his sights high, aspiring to one day leave our Earth’s atmosphere as an astronaut. He almost got there, too – his first job was a paid internship at NASA. These ambitions may just be linked to his desire to be just like his father, the “rocket scientist”, but we’re glad Elijah eventually landed at Devbridge as a Senior Product Manager.
If Elijah weren’t handling his duties at Devbridge, he’d most likely be working in mergers and acquisitions for a financial company, seeing as he has a minor in accounting (though he feels being an Accountant would simply be the worst). You may also find Elijah shopping on Amazon, eating Hot Pot-style food, or watching Trading Places – it’s a Chang family Christmas tradition, after all.
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In a recent post, Aurimas talked about product thinking—building what your customers need, and a culture of innovation. In that post, he mentioned a recent workshop wherein one of the executives asked how we could avoid failure. Figuring out a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a great place to start. But how do you create a good MVP? And why?