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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

Ken Kranseler

Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups

Why You Need to Shift Your Team from “Agil-ish” to Agile [+Webinar]

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To learn more in-depth about how to adapt Agile values and become more effective at delighting your customers, join our upcoming webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile , this Thursday at 10:00AM PT.

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The Power of PM Professional Development Planning [+Webinar]

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Product leaders understand that training and development are an effective means for empowering employees. However, it is also paramount that product leaders mind the gap – the skills gap. The one that often prevents teams and individuals from accomplishing goals.

Accelerate Your PM Career Trajectory in 2022! [+Webinar]

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Let’s learn from experts about how PMs can accelerate their careers with the right personal development plan.

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.

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

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Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Vanessa Davis, Vice President of Workspace Products at Litera Microsystems

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Vanessa Davis, Vice President of Workspace Products at Litera Microsystems. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

3 Tips for Optimizing the Product Manager and Product Owner Relationship [+Webinar]

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Join our upcoming webinar on Friday, August 27th, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? , to learn about the role collaboration more in-depth. Let’s Not Focus on the Eternal Question.

6 Product Management Trends to Track in 2022

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As 2021 draws to a close, 280 Group is looking ahead at the coming year, and spotting key trends we feel will have the biggest impact on Product professionals across industries.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the webinar, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about how to optimize the relationship between these roles.

Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

8 Reasons Why Brand Managers Need Formal Product Marketing Training

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Businesses exist to sell products and services, and their ability to do so depends largely on the strength of their brand. That’s why the Brand Manager is one of the highest-ranking individuals within an organization, and only experienced candidates are considered for this role. Overlap in Roles.

3 Trends in Financial Services that Product Managers Must Tackle by Upskilling

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Download the Brief: Industry Trends in Financial Services with Product Management Transformation. Digital transformation initiatives heated up in organizations across multiple industries during the pandemic — and the momentum continues.

Introducing the Self-Study Version of 280 Group’s Digital Product Management Course

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Pre-order now through 11/25 for 20% savings and exclusive access to an online “meet the creators” event.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

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.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

The Power of Agile — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about how to optimize the relationship between these roles.

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Strategic Team Alignment: Elevating the Executive Gate Review [+Webinar]

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Join our upcoming webinar, Cultivating a Strategic Product Team, Part 2: Elevating Executive Gate Reviews , to learn more about the process in-depth.

How to Create a Powerful Customer Journey Map [+Webinar]

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To learn more in-depth about creating your customer journey map, join our upcoming webinar, Customer Journey Maps – Your Secret Weapon to Driving Product Adoption on Friday, November 12, 2021.

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.

In Honor of Product Management Day, Here’s a History Lesson—and an Offer You Can’t Refuse

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Take Advantage of our 15% Off Sale and Shop Our Courses. SHOP COURSES. Going Back in Time. Have you ever wondered how far back the role of Product Management goes? Where did it all begin? It started on May 13, 1931, when former president of Procter & Gamble N.H.

The Power of Product Positioning and the “7 Ps” Marketing Mix

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Do you remember the release of the PlayStation Classic, the 2018 replica of the original PlayStation video game console? If your answer is no, it’s because it didn’t make it very far in the market.

How to Drive Value for Customers and Your Business with Continuous Discovery

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What product or services do your customers really want? Do you have a plan to improve them over time? Are you confident that your team is delivering value to your customers in a way that drives long-term revenue?

What’s the REAL Cost of a Poorly Trained Product Management Team?

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A product launch is a complex and multi-faceted activity that involves many teams collaborating successfully across an organization. The hard work starts early—from defining the target audience to conducting market research.

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.

The Power of Product Operations—and Why You Need it Now

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Today’s Reality Check. Congratulations! Your product and business are thriving and growing! Your product is successful and maturing, with many customers and demands. Soon, your workload could be twice its current size.

How to Create Personas for Your Next Product — and Why It Matters

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Marketing professionals will tell you that it’s impossible to promote a product or service if you don’t know who needs your product or why they need it.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Nicole Francis, Director of Product Management at Paycor

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Nicole Francis, Director of Product Management at Paycor. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

Product Management Recruiting: 6 Tips to Accelerate the Process

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Product leaders in need of extraordinary talent rarely find themselves in a position where they are afforded ample time to recruit, evaluate, hire, and ramp-up a new Product Manager.

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).

Diversity and Inclusion: Are You Sabotaging Your Product Success?

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“Diversity and Inclusion” are some of the hottest topics in the Tech industry. Unfortunately, there is not much discussion surrounding the even more severe lack of diversity in the product management function, particularly in the representation of Black Product Managers.

7 Reasons Why Products Fail

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What is product failure, anyway? Not all failures are catastrophic where the product is pulled from the market and the company goes out of business. Most are partial or soft failures. Failure is falling short of the strategic Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) metrics set for the product.

Product Management Roles: Whose Job is it? [+Webinar]

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Join our webinar on March 11th so you can gain even more insight into the Product Manager’s responsibilities amongst many stakeholders, and how and when to apply RACI and DACI methodologies for maximum impact in managing your products through their lifecycles. Product-Focused Teams.

Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

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In this 3-part series, we will look at how to apply elements of systems thinking to the problems of resilience, sustainability, and leadership in Product Management. When the pandemic hit, many business owners were faced with huge challenges they had no way of predicting.

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.

Product Management Certificate vs Certification — What’s the Difference?

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Product Manager now ranks #4 on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs of America for 2020. So, it’s not surprising that over the past few years we’ve seen the number of product management training courses and content available explode. In many ways, this is a great thing.

280 Group Publishes 2nd Edition of its Product Management Skills Benchmark Report

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Download the Product Management Skills Benchmark Report, 2nd Edition. Based on over 4000 responses, the report provides the most comprehensive view of where product professionals excel – and where they can improve.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

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.