The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 7% of recent Harvard Business School grads took jobs in product management
Whilst this might seem like a small number, what it demonstrates is that the world's elite business schools are adding programs specifically designed to lead students to product-management jobs in tech companies.
A career in product management is becoming more popular with future alumni, too.
In fact, Harvard Business School recently reported that their Product Management 101 course received three times the number of applicants than places available.
What does this mean for the industry?
Well… it's about to get competitive.
As banks lose out on some of the brightest and best grads to tech companies, the crop of talent entering the industry is about to boom.
For current product managers, experience is on your side, but you shouldn't expect experience alone to carry you up the career ladder. It's more important than ever to demonstrate your impact.
Product management is all about working smarter, with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Part of this comes down to the tools you use.
Now is a critical time to scout out tools
that are designed to save you time, help you prioritize and make the right decisions, and improve cross-functional collaboration with clear roadmaps that adapt in real time.