From fathippo's thread I've become more curious about prod mgmt. I did a search and not much came up. I was wondering if you guys had more information on product management roles in general. Do you have to have a technical background to get one? I saw Google required engineering degrees but other companies like RIMM (iirc) do not. Also, how competitive are those positions? Prod mgmt seems to have a nice lifestyle/pay//work balance. Any other info on prod mgmt would be great!