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Effective Platform Product Management

By : Tabassum Memon
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Effective Platform Product Management

By: Tabassum Memon

Overview of this book

Scaling a platform is a lot different than scaling a product. This is why product managers developing or transitioning to a platform model are often facing completely new challenges – both technical and strategic. But if you want to build the next Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, or a completely new type of platform, then you need to adopt a platform-first approach to change how you invent, develop, and market solutions. This is where Effective Product Platform Management comes in. This book addresses product management as a critical pillar of platform development. It'll help you understand the difference between traditional and modern product management for platforms and even decide whether the platform business model is the way to go for you. As you progress, you’ll be able to build the right platform strategy, define the MVP, and focus on ongoing backlog prioritization for successful platforms. This book will also walk you through the practical steps and guidelines that can ease your organization’s transition from linear products to platforms. By the end of this platform product management book, you’ll have learned the essential aspects of product management for building successful and scalable platforms. You’ll also have a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take to perfect and execute your new platform strategy – and take on the world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Building the Right Strategy for the Platform Business Model
Section 2: Building the Platform
Section 3: Measuring the Performance of the Platform

Section 1: Building the Right Strategy for the Platform Business Model

In this section, we'll make sure that you understand the difference between the traditional linear business model and the platform business model, along with looking at the fundamentals of a digital platform. You will learn how product management aspects and techniques are executed differently for traditional linear products versus digital platforms. You will also learn how to validate the viability of the platform business model by applying the appropriate research. Finally, you will learn how to build a robust platform strategy for a successful sustainable platform.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Fundamentals of Platform Business Models
  • Chapter 2, Differences between Linear Products and Platforms
  • Chapter 3, Research and Validation
  • Chapter 4, Building a Platform Strategy