Not every company or a product manager gets an opportunity to build a new product that replaces their company’s flag ship – legacy products, not one or two but few of them at the same time.
As a Product Manager, while designing a product, we talk about roadmap, prioritization, and customer satisfaction. But when you are trying to build a new product that will replace existing legacy products, products which have market presence and bring in money to the company, it is not a Childs play. One has to justify the very idea of creating a new product to start with. You have to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of an organization that was built around these legacy products. The challenge that’s involved in defining the roadmap of the product to replace your legacy products, one at a time, knowing that someone is going to press a panic button.
This presentation highlights some of these challenges, how to manage them and define a path to successfully replace these legacy products.