Technical PM Jargons Every Aspiring Product Manager Should Know

Here is a short list of Product Management jargons you should know if you're an Aspiring PM.

Co.Lab Team
March 29, 2023

As an aspiring product manager, it's crucial to understand the industry lingo and technical jargon. Here's a list of 15 specialized PM keywords you should know:

  1. A/B Testing: A method of comparing two versions of a product to determine which one performs better in terms of user engagement, conversion rates, etc.
  2. Agile: A project management approach that prioritizes flexibility and adaptability in response to changing requirements and feedback.
  3. Alpha/Beta Release: The pre-release stage of a product during which early versions are made available to a limited group of users for testing and feedback.
  4. API (Application Programming Interface): A set of protocols and tools for building software applications that allow data and functionality to be shared between different applications.
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  1. Backlog: A prioritized list of work items, such as features or bug fixes, that need to be completed.
  2. Git: A distributed version control system for managing and tracking changes in software source code.
  3. Jira: A popular tool for tracking and managing software development projects, often used in conjunction with Agile methodologies.
  4. MVP (Minimum Viable Product): The minimum set of features that a product needs to be considered a viable product for early adopters.
  5. Release Management: The process of planning, coordinating, and executing software releases.
  6. Roadmap: A high-level view of the product's planned development trajectory over time.
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  1. Scrum: A specific type of Agile methodology that uses short sprints to deliver usable portions of a product quickly.
  2. Sprint: A time-boxed period of development in Scrum during which a specific set of work is completed.
  3. Usability Testing: The process of evaluating a product by testing it with real users to identify areas for improvement.
  4. User Stories: Short descriptions of a feature or functionality the end user wants to see in a product.
  5. Wireframes: Simple sketches or diagrams used to plan and visualize the layout of a product's user interface.

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By familiarizing yourself with this technical PM jargon, you'll be able to communicate more effectively with developers and stakeholders and have a deeper understanding of the product development process.

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