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A brief history of product management

This retrospective of the discipline covers lots of ground, which is particularly useful for understanding Agile methods of product management at a basic level.

This general history of product management takes an academic tack on understanding the skills and mindset of the discipline while noting the evolving tactics to improve team collaboration and performance, like Scrum and Lean methodologies. The author also muses about what’s next for product management: establishing a customer-centric mentality with greater executive power.  

“Perhaps most importantly, the product manager is the voice of the customer inside the business, and thus must be passionate about customers and the specific problems they’re trying to solve.”