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Shivam Srivastava

Provides product expertise to software companies around the world

Shivam serves some of the world’s largest software companies and several fast-growth SaaS companies on product and growth-acceleration topics. As a leader in McKinsey’s Software Product Management & Development service line, Shivam has shared his deep expertise on product management, engineering, and platform topics with numerous leading organizations.

Additionally, Shivam has led some of our core research and written multiple articles on a variety of product-related topics. He also leads our product assessment approaches, including the developer velocity index and the product management index.

Examples of Shivam’s client work include the following:

  • helping a global top five software company transform its product management and engineering organization to accelerate growth in the cloud
  • product strategy and R&D transformation for multiple fast-growth, $250-500 million annual recurring revenue companies, with the goal of driving sustained growth above 30 percent
  • working with a leading software company to build their industry cloud capabilities
  • serving a leading eCommerce company on product organization and culture

Published Work

Yes, you can measure software developer productivity,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Unleashing developer productivity with generative AI,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

The metaverse: Driving value in the mobility sector,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Moving beyond agile to become a software innovator,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Unleashing developers’ full talents: An interview with Twilio’s CEO,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Developer Velocity at work: Key lessons from industry digital leaders,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The product management talent dilemma,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

Product managers for the digital world,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

An executive’s guide to software development,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Past Experience

Hyde Park Angels
Venture-capital associate

Senior architect

Motorola Mobility
Senior systems engineer


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Illinois Institute of Technology
BS, computer engineering