Mr. Altaf Merchant said, “Alignment is essentially with the various stakeholders in the ecosystem. From an organisational standpoint, there are external and internal stakeholders. Your business strategy should be communicated and percolated across various cross-functional divisions that you have within your company.”
Q: In the organisations that you represent, is there a good understanding of what a product management function should be doing?
As a Product Manager, the one quality most desirable is the ability to collaborate across various teams and lead them to the direction of a world-class product. But, would a Product Manager necessarily have the authority or power over all the teams involved? If not, then how can one lead and inspire people without holding an obvious authority over them? The crux of the workshop was in providing the answers to these questions. And Prof.Kirtane dazzled the audience with her insightful talk.