Product Strategy and Product Operations
Question: "Does the Blackblot approach also incorporate Product Strategy and Product Operations roles under the Product Manager umbrella? Especially when product teams are larger, it becomes increasing important to explicitly call out these areas of responsibility."
The Blackblot PMTK Methodology™ assigns the matter of product strategy to the Director Of Products. Please see the Blackblot PMTK Role Descriptions template.
Product Operations (ProductOps) is a collective term that describes best practices, effective tools, and efficient processes to streamline the communication and collaboration between product teams and their internal counterparts (sales, marketing, UX, development) in the organization.
The Blackblot PMTK Methodology™ assigns the matter of product operations to the Program Manager and the Director Of Products.
Indeed in large organizations the complexity of product operations call for the responsibility for product operations to be assigned to a specialized and dedicated role, the Product Operations Manager.