The 2022 Product Focus Industry Survey has been launched to find out what it’s like to work in the industry today.

Product Managers from around the world are being invited to share insights into their roles to help build a complete picture of life as a product management professional today.

Leading global training provider, Product Focus, has launched their annual survey on product management across the world. The 2022 survey of the Product Management profession aims to understand the roles, salaries, issues and day-to-day activities of people who work in product management. This includes Product Managers, Product Owners and Product Marketing managers, as these roles often overlap.

Last year, 1,083 product people from 47 countries and 641 companies took part, helping to provide a comprehensive overview of the role. Key findings included 90% of respondents reporting their company used an Agile development approach, 52% revealed they spent a majority of their time on ‘firefighting’ activities, and over two thirds had received some form of formal training. In a year as unpredictable as 2021, the team at Product Focus are interested to find out how the industry has adapted over the past 12 months.

Founding Director of Product Focus, Ian Lunn is an industry leader with over 25 years’ experience in product management roles. On the launch of the survey, Ian says “Our annual survey provides a great snapshot of what’s happening in the industry. It’s been another challenging year for businesses, with many ups and downs, so we’re interested to see how professionals in the industry have been affected.

“We’d love anyone who is involved in managing technology-based products in an organisation to get involved and share their experiences. The insights we receive are invaluable for everyone in the profession, not only to use as a benchmark but also to provide inspiration for people starting out in their product management career.”

Ian started Product Focus in 2006, with fellow Director Andrew Dickenson, to help companies achieve high-quality product management, through teaching the skills and providing the tools they need to excel. The team works with a wide range of companies, from start-ups to huge multinationals, delivering online and face-to-face training courses across the world.

The survey can be found on the Product Focus website and includes 35 questions about the experience, activities and role of product people managing technology-based products. It should take around 10 minutes to complete.

People who complete the survey will receive a free copy of the 2022 survey report, full of useful information and insights about the product management role, as well as instant access to Product Focus’ comprehensive library of journals, infographics and white papers packed with tools, tips and advice on how to excel in product management. Respondents will also be entered into a draw to win a free place on either of Product Focus’ Trustpilot 5 star rated training courses; Product Management & Product Marketing for technology-based products, or Leading Product Management.

The survey is open until 17th January 2022. Find out more and take the survey here:

About Product Focus
Product Focus is a leading global provider of product management courses in the UK, US and Europe. For over 15 years, Product Focus has been helping businesses and individuals to deliver world class product management. Their team teaches the skills and provides the tools to excel in product management and product marketing. With a focus on technology-based products, they offer private training for companies and public courses for individuals in cities across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

About Ian Lunn
Ian Lunn is a recognized global thought leader in product management and Founding Director of Product Focus, a leading global provider of product management courses in the UK, US and Europe. He has over 25 years’ product management experience with technology-based companies, ranging from digital startups to multinational businesses.