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Managing Manufactured Products: Growth and Decline

BY Dustin Levy on August 20, 2018

Post-launch, the product manager will be responsible for managing the product lifecycle through its growth, maturity and decline phases. In this final post in my series on managing manufactured products I examine the specific touch points that exist between the operations, engineering, and finance functions when managing the lifecycle of manufactured products. You can read […] Read more »

Managing Manufactured Products: Preparing to Launch

BY Dustin Levy on July 24, 2018

In this third post in his series on product management for manufactured products, Dustin Levy looks at how you prepare for launch. You can read his earlier posts here and here. During development you’ve been building prototypes and presenting them to key customers for feedback. Often, these prototypes will demonstrate selected features or subsystems of the […] Read more »

5 Lessons in Designing Physical Products for Software Product Managers

BY Paul Shustak on July 17, 2018

In 2009, I’d already had 15-year career in the tech industry, mainly as a product manager at software companies like Microsoft and Adobe. But that year, I decided to take the plunge into physical products, launching KOR Water with my partner Eric Barnes. Our goal was to make what we called “sustainable hydration” the non-negotiable, socially […] Read more »