The path to crafting a specialized lithium battery for Data Centers wasn't without its hurdles. We faced the task of comprehending intricate customer requirements, understanding the nuances of various equipment configurations, and deciphering the dynamics of an intensely competitive market landscape. Balancing these with the ever-evolving technological advancements required meticulous planning and market expertise. Create competitive solution compare to currently using technology was the real challenge. While this solution had major benefits, only correct positioning helped to achieve success and market acceptance.
I took the helm as the product manager for this project, directing team collaboration, gathering technical specifications, and setting their priorities. From the product's conceptualization to its testing, I played an integral role. Additionally, I crafted the product roadmap and shaped its vision. After assessing the initial MVP, specifically tailored for the North American market, we refined our roadmap, segmenting it into distinct phases for a more streamlined product development. Throughout this process, our team diligently worked on both the hardware and software components of the solution.
The culmination of our efforts was the birth of a state-of-the-art lithium battery that stands tall in a league of its own. Through rigorous requirement gathering, hands-on market analysis, and impeccable collaboration across diverse teams – spanning software, hardware, firmware, to testing engineers – we've crafted a solution that had clear value preposition in the realm of Data Centers' UPS applications. Although this technology typically costs more than its counterparts, we've managed to reduce expenses, significantly extend its lifespan, and decrease the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by over 50% in a 10-year span compared to products commonly used for this specific application