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The role of product managers and their mode of thinking by Andrey Maglyas

Software product management (SPM) can be considered as a synthesis of the disciplines product planning, product strategy, and orchestration supporting a product from its idea to maintenance. Software product management consists of several important sub-disciplines like portfolio management and product life cycle management, which can be studied separately but only their combination within higher-level activity is able to produce results feasible for practice. SPM states the product value provided to the customer as the central concept overlapping with value-based software engineering. In this talk, the focus will be on the role of product managers and how the mode "reflection-in-action" can make them better in releasing the products to the market.

Andrey Maglyas was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Innovation and Software at Lappeenranta University of Technology. His research interests include software product management, process improvements, and management methodologies. Maglyas has a D.Sc (Tech) and M.Sc (Tech) in software engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology and an M.Sc (Tech) in management of information systems and resources from Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia. Now he is working as a product manager and a consultant.