2016 – More Hardcore Product Management Ahead

The Secret PM Handbook

This post is about where I’ll be focusing in 2016 in terms of becoming a more skilled product manager, and in helping others achieve that. But instead of focusing on that goal this year, I’m going to focus on a system for being a better product manager.

Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

Mind the Product

Mind the Product and ProductTank were founded on the importance of sharing stories between product managers in order to further our craft, so we love recording those talks and sharing our speakers’ hard-earned lessons with everyone else in the product community.

Bigger and Better – Product Management Survey Results 2016

Mind the Product

More than 1,200 of you took part in this year’s Product Manager survey, double the number who took part in our survey three years ago. There now look to be more women in a product management role. Remuneration for product managers in the US is higher than elsewhere.

What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016

Mind the Product

2016 was a year when the product management community grew significantly and continued to mature. I think what marks out the following is that they all deliver practical and actionable advice – advice which can be applied by anyone at any stage in their product career.

Product Manager Salary Statistics

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The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is? The importance of Product Managers is on the rise.

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

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Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. Agile Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner Roles

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

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Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. The post Coping with Product Manager Burnout appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Productivity

The Importance of a Product Management Framework

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What is a Product Management Framework? In order to understand what a Product Management framework is, it’s helpful to understand the literal definition of a framework: a basic supporting structure that underlies a system or process.

How cloud is changing product management

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Mauricio Prinzlau A product manager is generally considered to be leading the product, as if the product were a business by itself. The product manager holds responsibility for various aspects related to product management, including developing roadmaps … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building cloud P&L PaaS pricing requirements SaaS security

Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

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The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags.

The Simple Guide to Product Management

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In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager. For new and aspiring product managers, that can be a challenge.

Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

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In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Contributed by John Mansour.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products Features

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What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

The Secret PM Handbook

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. Where are we now in the product management discipline?

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 1

The Secret PM Handbook

Some general purpose mental models are very useful for product managers. Mental models for product managers. What about mental models for Product Managers specifically? There are quite a few mental models about products and making them successful.

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. But, what happens in organizations that already have product managers?

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

Mind the Product

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! Becoming an Industry-Agnostic Product Manager. Managing Agile Teams Remotely. Five Easy Ways to Improve your Product Development Process.

The biggest challenge for product managers?

Mind the Product

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. The Big Takeaway: We Don’t Know Whether We’re Building the Right Products.

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide

The Product Bistro

Last month, at the SVPMA ‘s monthly meeting it was a treat to have Steven Haines, a luminary in the field of product management to conduct a cross functional product team meeting role play. Good depth, and great advice, even for late career product managers.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Why is Mindfulness Beneficial for Product People? Mindfulness provides a number of well-known benefits, such as, improved creativity, productivity, and wellbeing, and it has become popular at companies like Apple, Google, and Nike. But in reality, it reduces our productivity.

Jam 2016 – Product Manager Club

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On the 4th November the Product Manager Club attended JAM 2016 in London. Yeah but what’s Jam 2016?! So in the words of the founders Mathilde Leo and Sebastian Powell , We often asked ourselves how other companies go about designing and building great products.

Book Review: The Phenomenal Product Manager

The Product Bistro

I bought a copy of “ The Phenomenal Product Manager ” in 2009 or so on a lark. The advice to “buy the fastest computer, and biggest screen to help with your productivity” seemed to be pretty condescending. product management book review skills

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Product Manager Certification: What, Why, How

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Advancing your career by earning a Product Manager Certification can be a highly-effective strategy. What is a Product Manager Certification? The post Product Manager Certification: What, Why, How appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Product Management Productivity Tip #2: Master Email

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How to Improve your Product Management Productivity by Mastering Email. As a Product Manager you can’t afford to waste time. The post Product Management Productivity Tip #2: Master Email appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Product Management And Fear – Three More Powerful Creative Blockbusters

The Secret PM Handbook

Although focused toward product managers, the tips were general purpose ways to increase your creative output. ” At right around the same time I drafted this post with more tips that are especially applicable to product managers.

Changing Lanes – Becoming a Platform Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. Prior to this I’d had a year’s product experience at a customer-facing SaaS company and naively I believed I could copy-paste this experience.

Selection Criteria for Product Management Tools

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As a product manager, I’d like to find some tools that help me do my job. I deal with: Customers – finding their problems and listening to their product feedback. Positioning and value propositions – what my product does for my segment, and why it’s a better solution than the competition. Tools for building the solution and managing that process are a dime a dozen. Product Management Tools product management framework tools

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

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The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. The textbook product manager is a problem-finder by default.

How to Onboard Junior Product Managers for Success

UserVoice

As your product management team grows, you will inevitably bring on some more junior product managers. Some may have a couple of years under their belt, while others may be fresh out of school or recent converts from engineering, design, analysis, or project management.

6 Reasons Why Boston is a Great Place to be a Product Manager

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The Boston area may just be the best place to be a product manager today. Bloomberg compared states based on R&D, productivity, high-tech density, concentration of STEM* employment, science/engineering degree holders, and patents with other areas. Contributed by Steve Robins.

7 Customer Feedback Nightmares Every Product Manager Should Avoid

UserVoice

With that in mind, here are 7 of the most common customer feedback nightmares Product Managers face and a. Product Management ProcessBill Gates once famously said “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Why women make great product managers

Product Management Unpacked

Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group , delivered the opening keynote to the 2016 Mind the Product Conference. All six of the examples he uses are women in product management. Irina Farooq, VP of Product at Kinetica. Being women in product.

Five Tips for Introducing Product Management to Your Company

Roman Pichler

Establish a clear vision for introducing a product management group and explore why your company would benefit from it. But the core value proposition of product management is enabling growth : A product manager is responsible for making and keeping a product successful.

Are You a Naughty Or Nice Product Manager?

Mind the Product

It’s that time of year again – No, I don’t mean financial planning or strategy reviews – I mean it’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve achieved, how we’ve achieved it, and think about whether we’re being the best product person we can be. Tips on how to be a Nice Product Manager.

What makes effective decision making so challenging for product managers?

Mind the Product

How can a product manager make effective decisions about the direction of their product? Why should product managers be under any more pressure to make sound decisions than finance managers or sales and marketing teams?

Improving Product Management in 2016; Product Management Podcast

Good Product Manager

Improving Product Management in 2016: Strategy vs. Technique. This metaphor carries over to product management — improving the performance of a product management team can come through improving their techniques (such as grooming a backlog) or through improving their strategic sensibilities (such as taking a strategic approach to business planning). and the SiriusDecisions Product Ownership Decision Framework. Product Management

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My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

In my role as Head of Product at Comic Relief I currently have one overarching goal: to embed Product as a way of working. This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. My team are my product.

10 Gifts to Delight a Product Manager this Holiday Season

Mind the Product

With the holiday season fast approaching, and 2016 having been a somewhat… challenging… year, it’s high time we started showing our love with some gifts. We’re all busy people who need to manage our time well, and the bots are here to save us!

The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016

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Here at the 280 Group we have been maintaining a Product Management blog for over a decade Every year we produce articles that we hope our readers find interesting and useful. We felt that 2016 was likely the best year yet for our Product Management Blog so we would like to share with all of you the top 10 most visited posts of the year. The post The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016 appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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