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PM While Black: Making product management accessible to the Black community

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In this post, we talk to Kayiita Johnson, product manager at Google Nest and the founder of PM While Black , a site making PM accessible to the Black community. In this Path to PM post, Kayiita and I discuss the challenges the Black community faces in getting into PM and how he is addressing them.

What is the Role of a Technical Program Manager?

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Are you interested in making the leap into becoming a technical program manager (TPM)? You may be intrigued by the exciting job descriptions and lucrative salaries.

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Why Decode and Conquer is no longer enough to prepare you for Product Manager Interviews

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Decode and Conquer written by Lewis C. Lin has long been a favorite prep book for those interviewing for product management roles.

Lambda School Review

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Today, there's a rather substantial talent gap in the tech industry. It's been estimated that the number of open computing positions will exceed qualified candidates by nearly 1,000,000 in 2020.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Career Path of a Product Manager

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Product management is an ever increasingly popular role. Whether you're an aspiring or a current product manager, you certainly have wondered how your role will look 5 to 10 years down the line.

Product Manager Interview Tips

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I’ve been approached by many young, aspiring PMs asking me how to get noticed by recruiters, land interviews, and close on job offers. Much like writing a PRD or prioritization, interviewing for PM jobs is a skill worth mastering.

The Complete Guide for Software Engineering Interview Questions

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The best way to take away the anxiety of interviewing is to go in knowing that you are absolutely prepared. There’s nothing to be nervous about once you’re confident in your skills and knowledgeable about the normal software engineering interview questions.

Mission-driven Product Management

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We interview Lisa Wang, former Google PM and CEO and founder of Almost Fun on her journey in product management and how she found a mission-driven career by building an ed-tech non-profit. How did your experience with product management help you found a mission-driven non-profit?

How to Answer Senior PM Interview Questions With Your Own Structure

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Read the first part of this blog series here. In our last post, we described some of the issues with structures and frameworks that interfere with answering interview questions at the level we expect of a Senior PM (or demonstrative of a highly-qualified PM at lower levels).

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Building Products for Positive Social Impact with Divya Dhar

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We talk to Divya Dhar an Exponent alumni, on her diverse journey from being a doctor to founding non-profits and most recently a stint in product management. Divya is currently PM at Google, working on Google Maps, specifically on its rideshare and delivery verticals.

What Does a Data Scientist Do?

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It's no secret that being a data scientist is one of the most lucrative and in-demand jobs in the modern economy. Thus far, the 21st Century has been synonymous with the meteoric rise of big data. In fact, 2.5 quintillion bytes, or 2.5 million terabytes, of data are collected every single day.

Three Product Strategy Tools to Use in Your Next PM Interview

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This article was written by Timothy Fallen-Bailey, an Exponent PM Coach. Tim has worked for HP, Apple, Sybase, Siebel, Oracle, and Citrix before starting his own consulting company.

How To Land a Product Management Job Straight Out of College

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Breaking into product management straight out of college is challenging. I’ve noticed that there's a lot of confusion on building the relevant skills for the job. Should students focus on honing their technical skills?

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Differences between PM (Product Manager) vs TPM (Technical Program Manager)

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So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Technical Program Manager (TPM)?

How to Nail Amazon’s Behavioral Interview Questions

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It's no secret that getting a job at one of the big tech companies can be quite challenging. In a way, the interviews at companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are almost as famous as the companies themselves.

A Less Linear Approach to CIRCLES for Product Design Questions

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A common open-ended question used for product manager interviews is: How would you improve a particular feature or create a new product? The interviewer is not necessarily looking for the "right" answer but looking to see how you think and your approach to problem-solving.

A less linear approach to CIRCLES for product design questions

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A common open-ended question used for product manager interviews is: How would you improve a particular feature or create a new product? The interviewer is not necessarily looking for the "right" answer but looking to see how you think and your approach to problem-solving.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Questions to Ask Your PM Interviewer

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You've made it to the interview. You've solved every problem and brain teaser thrown at you. Now with a few minutes left, you have one final question to answer. "Do Do you have any questions for me?"

Product School Review: Everything you need to know before considering PM Bootcamps

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There are many paths to a career in Product Management. Many prospective PMs consider business school, internships, side-projects, startup experience, or bootcamps. Bootcamps are a very popular learning model in the tech industry for several reasons.

Should You Be a Data Scientist or a Data Analyst?

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If you’re looking to break into tech, you’ve seen the term “data science” thrown around. It’s no surprise HBR named Data Scientist the “sexiest job of the 21st century”; data is more valuable and more available than ever. Making sense of it though? Still a challenge.

COVID-19: Exponent's Free Memberships, University Partnerships

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Exponent is here for you during these challenging times. If you're one of the millions worldwide affected by COVID-19, we want to help you. Here are some of the ways we are supporting folks affected by the world pandemic.

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

The Best Associate Product Manager Programs (2021 APM)

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Product Management is notoriously difficult to get into. This challenge is especially augmented for those just graduating from college with minimal exposure to product management.

How to Ace Prioritization Questions in Product Management Interviews

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A major part of being a product manager is being able to prioritize. Prioritization interview questions test whether you can develop a process to identify what your team should be working on.

How to Become an Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM)

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What is an APMM? The Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM), program is Google’s global, renowned early-career program, which was started in 2003 by Marissa Mayer at a similar time she started the Associate Product Manager (APM) program.

Five Essential Skills for Product Marketing Managers

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Product Marketing is a very new role in the industry - it sits at the intersection of product and marketing but the function influences several areas of the organization including design, sales, support, and engineering.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

The Best Associate Product Manager Programs (2021 APM)

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Product Management is notoriously difficult to get into. This challenge is especially augmented for those just graduating from college with minimal exposure to product management.

Data Science Interview Questions: From Screening Through On-Site

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Data scientist is one of the hottest tech jobs out there, and the interview process reflects this. From screening to on-site meeting, you’re in for what could be a months-long process. Let that sink in, then let your heartbeat return to normal - you can prepare.

How to Crush your PM Recruiting as an MBA

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As an MBA, you have a million things you're dealing with every week - from classes to meetings to parties to of course, the all important recruiting work. But recruiting for product management can be a whole different beast considering how high the bar is these days for a product manager.

Why You Need to Move Beyond PM Interview Frameworks

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Struggling to ace your senior PM interview? Looking to bring more of your depth and experience into your answer, but not sure how to fit it in? There’s a common issue I've seen in PM candidates with lots of practice behind them, where they find themselves at a certain plateau.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Breaking into Product Management from a Non-Technical Background

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We talk to Azi, an Exponent alumni, on his journey to breaking into product management from a non-traditional/non-technical background. Azi is currently PM at LinkedIn, working on Onboarding and Retention for its online education platform LinkedIn Learning.

Ultimate Guide: Getting an Entry Level Software Engineering Roles

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Intro Software engineering can be an incredibly rewarding career. But without the right preparation, it can be difficult to get the software engineering job you have in mind. I learned this, as I was taking computer science courses in college to land a software engineering (SWE) role.

How to Evaluate Startup Offers for Software Engineer

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You’ve got multiple offers from startups engineering positions, but how do you choose which one to take? It’s the wild west out there. What do you do if one offers a higher salary but another offers more equity? How about if one is in an industry you love but another is in a location you love?

How To Write A Product Marketing Manager (PMM) Cover Letter

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Hi, I’m Johna Seo, currently a PMM at Dropbox. I’m a self-proclaimed PMM nerd who loves delving into the craft and I’m personally passionate about coaching others. Also an ex-Googler, ex-consultant, Berkeley Haas MBA and Cornell alum.

The Heap Book of Questions for Product Managers

In this book, Heap provides a great number of questions, hypotheses, and experiments for you to run in your product. It walks through product use cases, behavioral segmentation, conversion, and more.