What Does a Technical Product Manager Do?
The growing need for product managers has created opportunities for specialization within the field. As a result, for highly technical products, technical product managers are preferred.
Technical product managers use their knowledge of software, programming, APIs, etc. to help build the best products. Technical product managers aren’t usually involved in the design or engineering phase of software or app development, but their expertise is heavily relied on to lead the product-creation strategy.
Technical product managers understand the technology behind the products they’re building. They interact with engineers and developers to help them maintain schedules, troubleshoot problems, and sharpen the product to meet customers’ needs as well as technical specifications. They can also translate those technical elements effectively for sales, marketing, and business stakeholders at all organizational levels.
Technical product managers focus on the customer acceptance and usage of their products. If they launch a product with a clever user experience that meets no consumer need, the product is likely to fail. Technical product managers succeed when a product’s technology serves its entire mission.