After this summary, we reach the end of the book. I have tried to document here what I have learned over the course of my career in the hope of helping others to learn more about leading digital product development.
Throughout my 30-year career, I have been experimenting with different ways to help product development teams achieve their goals, that is, to be able to create and evolve successful products. I have helped not only the teams that I dealt with directly but also teams from other companies for whom I provide advisory service. All of these experiences provided me with a very fertile field for experimentation and learning.
There are other ways to lead product teams, and some may even have points of disagreement with what I presented here in the book. However, there is no single way to do things and the fact that they are different or even discordant does not mean that any of them is wrong. It just means that they are different and it is up to each of us to find the way that makes the most sense for the leadership challenge we encounter.
The most important thing is that we share our learnings, even if they disagree, so that we can always evolve this discipline so new that it is the development of digital products. It was not even 100 years ago that this science started, we are a newborn compared to mathematics, engineering, medicine, astronomy and so many other sciences that have existed for millennia.
Shall we continue the conversation?
The fact that we are in the early childhood of developing digital products means that there is still a lot to learn and experience. These learnings and experiments need to be shared to help others learn more, experiment, agree, and disagree so that we can make the art and science of leading digital products evolve more and more to produce better and more useful products.
I will continue to share my learnings here on this site. I encourage you to also share your experience and learnings about digital product development leadership! I look forward to learning more!
Digital Product Management Books
Do you work with digital products? Do you want to know more about how to manage a digital product to increase its chances of success, solve its user’s problems and achieve the company objectives? Check out my Digital Product Management bundle with my 3 books where I share what I learned during my almost 30 years of experience in creating and managing digital products:
- Startup Guide: How startups and established companies can create profitable digital products
- Product Management: How to increase the chances of success of your digital product
- Leading Product Development: The art and science of managing product teams