Product Management Unpacked

Why Product Managers Are So Important

Product Management Unpacked

“Crossing the Chasm” author on how user-experience design has driven product management from product-focused development to fostering customer engagement.

In Pursuit of the Checkered Flag: The Challenge of Developing a Driverless Race Car System

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CMU Master of Science in Product Management program student Erick Valencia landed a PM experience of a lifetime as part of a student team developing a driverless race car system to race in the Indy Autonomous Challenge. Product Managers often face a race to the finish, so to speak.

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Why Design Thinking Matters

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How product managers can identify the right customer problems to solve. Perhaps Albert Einstein summed up successful product management best when he said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”.

Product Executive in Residence, Brian Nejmeh Discusses Product Management at CMU

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I’m excited to be named Product Executive in Residence (PXIR) at Carnegie Mellon University. This new PXIR role enables CMU to bring the voice of industry into classrooms and product leadership curricula.

The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Solving the right problem — The importance of design thinking in product management.

Product Management Unpacked

“The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem” – Peter Drucker. Nobody wants their product to be received as a source of frustration. Still, we see it all the time. Look around.

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

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Discover what's behind this year's outstanding cohort. Product Leaders Product Management Education ms in product management

Why Becoming a Product Manager is the Best Next Step for Your Tech Career.

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Career need a kickstart? Imagine a future with impact! 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night… Dread sets in… It’s the sensation of knowing tomorrow will feel like the past 99 Mondays.

HOW A CAPSTONE PROJECT LED TO A ROBUST FUTURE IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.

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After nine years working as a systems engineer, applications engineer, software engineer and finally, a lead data engineer, Debashish Sasmal was ready for his next strategic move. “I’d I’d worked for a startup in Hyderabad, India where everyone had to wear different hats,“ recalls Debashish. “I

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Key Differences Between the Role of a Product Manager in Startups vs. Large Enterprises

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Companies of all sizes across industries are looking to hire product managers. With this in mind, company culture, resources and the specific demands of different roles probably play a big part in your decision to take a product management position at a company.

How A Product Management Internship Built A Future Career with Home Depot.

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“I’m actually a pretty avid DIY-er,” confides Pranita Ramakrishnan, MS of Product Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019. “I I grew up in a family where if you didn’t take a trip to Home Depot twice a month to get some type of materials for a project, something was wrong.”.

Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

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A recent report by Pendo.io finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research.

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Leading Product with Empathy

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A look into cloud-based technology product management and what it takes to build products that customers value. The paramount role of a product manager is to understand markets and empathize with consumer needs,” says Corey Grone, senior product manager of cloud data protection at iland Cloud.

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

When your product is your product team

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Pendo’s chief product officer shares his take on product management leadership. “If If software is leading the world, then product managers are the modern-day businessmen and women,” says Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Pendo.

Celebrating the Birth of Product Management With the Industry Leaders of 2020

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Just a few months ago, CMU MS in Product Management Program celebrated a very special day – 05/13/31. It was on this day, 89 years ago that Procter & Gamble promotions executive Neil H. McElroy wrote a memorandum that gave birth to the field of Product Management.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

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According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

The “51331 memo” and the origins of product management

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Today is no ordinary Wednesday. It’s May 13th. It was on this day in 1931 that the field of product management was born – its birth marked by an internal memorandum written by Neil H. McElroy, manager of Proctor and Gamble’s Promotion department.

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

Moving at the Speed of Demand

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A look into healthcare product management in the time of Coronavirus. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a product manager for a leading healthcare provider and insurer in the middle of a world health pandemic? Meet Claire Marcus, senior product manager at UPMC Health Plan.

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

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Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day. When I started in product management in the mid-1980s, most product managers were hired to work in traditional B2C businesses, which is where the idea of product management originated. Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. McElroy at Procter & Gamble.

Working Remotely as a Product Manager: It’s about trust.

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Everyone is now learning about remote work: how to do it, what not to do, and the pros and cons of working from home for different jobs.

How to be a great product manager during a recession

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We are in an economic crisis. They happen every so often. In business, sometimes we call them recessions.

Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

Why women make great product managers

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Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group , delivered the opening keynote to the 2016 Mind the Product Conference. His keynote, “Behind Every Great Product,” highlights professionals involved in some of the most iconic technology products of our time, including Netflix, iTunes and Word for Mac. All six of the examples he uses are women in product management. The skills that make women succeed in product management: Emotional Intelligence. Problem Solving. Compassion. Collaboration.

Feature prioritization in product management: the key to building products that sell

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There are many methodologies for feature prioritization in product management. If you are a product manager dealing with this, beware that one size doesn’t fit all. Choosing the right feature for the stage of development your product is in can unlock enhanced market performance. . Product feature prioritization is one of the most difficult parts of a product manager’s job. It is the essence of the job in terms of defining ‘what’ gets built.

Product Management: Leading by Trust

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Greg Coticchia, the executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s new Master of Science in Product Management program, was recently a guest on The Pitchwerks Podcast , a weekly audio show hosted by Scot MacTaggart that talks about sales, marketing and startups. During the show, the dynamic duo discusses some of the nuances related to a career in product management including why leading by trust is critical for being a great product manager.

Launch Your Product Management Career

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Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Product Management Career

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Pathways to a Product Management Career

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If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers? Two reasons: The job isn’t easy.

Weighing in on the “CEO of the Product” debate

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Becoming a Product Leader: Leading Product Success in the First 100 Days

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Early success in your role as a new product leader is essential to establishing the foundation for long-term results. For any new product leader, the first 100 days are vital. During this period, people form their views about the person you are – your priorities, values and style (Kourdi & Edwards). This is where you need to establish yourself, your leadership style and your presence. A product leader hired to handle disruption is a leader in the face of adversity.

Skilled Product Leaders Can Manage Business Disruptions

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A constant in business today is the speed and scope of change. Businesses encounter disruption more frequently than ever. In some cases, disruption can be attributed to innovation. But disruption also arises from specific external forces: market-defining technology changes, regulatory changes, new competitors with different business models and more. And companies realize that facing disruption is no longer the exception. It’s the rule.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

How to become a product manager: Five questions for would-be Product Managers

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Product managers are made not born. If you’re thinking about how you might become a product manager, start by asking yourself these five questions first: For more information visit ms-product-management.cmu.edu. Product Management Questions how to become a product manager questions for product managers

Destination Product Management

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Product managers are in high demand across the globe. With a Master’s in Product Management degree, you’re poised to take on the top positions in emerging global tech hubs of your choosing. Discover your own product adventure. Product Management Career product management career destinations

In Product Management, it’s Not About the Big Idea. It’s About the Problem You Need to Solve.

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In reality, there are already too many ideas. Maybe even too many big ideas. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news: as consumers and businesses, we have an endless number of problems. Some are big problems. And usually big problems need ideas of all sizes in order to find the right solution. A key to success in a startup: focus on getting out of the building (thanks, Steve Blank!) and strive to identify the ‘real’ problem.

How to Become a Product Manager

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Exploring how to become a Product Manager? Undoubtedly, you’ve concluded that you’ll be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is one of the top ten hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid too. The role is both strategic and tactical, and requires a unique combination of business acumen, technical smarts and emotional intelligence.

Scaling Agile With Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Yuval Yeret, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileSparks; Aryeh Sivan, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai Technologies; and Yuval Zach, VP Customers, Shamaym

Continuous learning is a new addition to the Scaled Agile Framework. Join us for a panel discussion with Akamai, AgileSparks, and Shamaym sharing successful strategies for scaling Agile and practical takeaways for your team.