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Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

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This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. Don’t be afraid to demand promotions earlier on in your career and be prepared to walk.

Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered

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This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track. You can view the accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below.

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Product Manager vs. Project Manager: Tackling the Differences

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One of the questions I frequently get asked when training our Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing Training (OPM) course is, “What’s the difference between a Product Manager and a Project Manager?”

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4

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“Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the concepts around how to step up and become a leader to your product team and organization.

Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

Product Management in 2020: New Year, New… Products?

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Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully, you’re rested and ready to tackle the opportunities and challenges you’ll be facing in 2020. In this article, we’re going to give you at least six ideas that we hope will help.

Behind the Product: What to Do When Your Demo Cracks—Tesla Cybertruck

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As I watched the Tesla Cybertruck demo literally shatter right before our eyes the other night, I confess I had some sympathy for Elon Musk. I’ve been there—I suspect many other Product Managers have been there too. You’ve planned this for months.

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Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

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This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product.

Competitive Analysis to Competitive Intelligence: Evolving for Greater Product Management Impact

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Introduction. To pay homage, yet modify a quote from football coaching legend Vince Lombardi, “Competing is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.” Unfortunately, when it comes to the competition, product managers often postpone this important work to be a “sometime thing.”

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

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The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Creating a Highly Skilled PM Team – You Asked, We Answered

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This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Building Great Products With Superior Product Management Skills. You can view the accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

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One of the best ways to learn more about a topic is to teach it to someone else. We see this all the time in our product management classes, where one student is able to help another based on their knowledge and expertise.

Your Product’s Most Important Feature Isn’t Getting the Attention it Deserves

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Misalignment between satisfying end users and wowing decision makers may hurt your bottom line. Every product team tries to prioritize features that most significantly drive sales and retention.

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Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

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Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Register here. Change is the law of life.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. Phenomenal vs. Meh.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 3

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Read Part 1 of this article where we discuss Strategy One: Credibility and Part 2 where we discuss Strategy Two: Building Rapport. Strategy Three: Assessing Your Team and Adjusting. When working with your engineering team, you need to read the team you are dealing with and then adjust accordingly.

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

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280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 1

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This article is the first in a three part series on how to accelerate your Product Management career.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

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Join us for our webinar on July 26th, Becoming Expert: Are you the Product Leader your team needs? where we’ll tackle what it takes to create great teams in more detail. When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings.

Women in Product Management: Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management?

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

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Believe me when I say that I’ve poured my heart and soul into our online training program. Recently I was conducting a Beta test of our new Virtual Instructor Review program. Names popped up on the list as students logged in, and I checked it carefully. It turns out that people are shy on the phone.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

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Late last year, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date, to learn more about the skill levels of product managers across the globe. We invited over 30,000 product managers to participate, and received nearly 4,000 responses.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Building Great Products With a Highly Skilled PM Team – Secrets from a Product Leader

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Join our upcoming webinar, Building Great Products with Superior Product Management Skills , where we’ll go into more detail on all of the tips below and provide you with actions you can take to develop a highly skilled, more effective product management team. Register here.

Are Product Leaders Listening to Customers?

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As a product leader, your goal is to constantly provide a better product to deepen engagement, grow your revenue, and delight your customers. In order to do so, you need to listen—we mean really listen—to customer feedback.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Seven: Retire

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This post describes the seventh phase in the Optimal Product Process: Retire. Download the entire Optimal Product Process E-Book 3.0: CLICK HERE. “A A poorly executed end-of-life and product retirement can cost companies millions and significantly damage the company’s brand”.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2

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Become the Expert. Become the undisputed expert for your areas of responsibility. You have to be the expert on your market and products.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

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Join us on August 30th for our co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting , to learn how to achieve predictable delivery and improve the accuracy of your forecasting. If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments.

Advancing Your Product Management Career Rapidly – You Asked, We Answered

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In September 2019, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – How to Accelerate Your PM Career Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly. You can view the slides and accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to each down below.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. Let’s begin by clarifying the terms we are using and the roles and responsibilities for each.

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

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In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. I call these the five deadly sins that can kill your career, and it’s based on watching people over the past 30 years in my career.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Four: Qualify

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This post describes the fourth phase in the Optimal Product Process: Qualify. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. As the end of development nears, the team determines if the product is ready to move into the final qualification phase.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

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This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2019

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This article draws on multiple sources to provide Product Manager salary data. It also includes links to the sites so that you can customize the various salary factors such as location, experience and industry to match your situation.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 3

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Read Part 2 of this 3 part series: Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2. Those who truly care about people and do what they can to help others, always seem to get the lucky breaks. Truly Care About People.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.