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. This article discusses the benefits of certification and what you can expect to gain by becoming certified. What is a Product Manager Certification?

Certifications — Are They Worth It?

Clever PM

I’ll be attending my second formal training this year, getting my Certified Scrum Master certification to match the Certified Product Manager certification that I picked up earlier this year. After 15 years in the business, you might wonder why I’m just now getting around to being “certified”, and I hate to say it but the […]. Product Management Agile Culture Good PM Leadership Learning PM Roles Scrum

Land Your Dream Job With A Product Management Certification

Sequent Learning

When I was first introduced to product management certification, hanging on my colleague’s wall, years ago, I remember having one question: what does a product manager actually do? Ready to Register for our upcoming Product Management Essentials Class and earn your certification?

Santa Clara/9 Sept: Certificate in Productizing Innovation

Mironov Consulting

What: Executive Certificate in Productizing Innovation. Where: Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. When: Six day program on Sept 8-9, Sept 15-16, and Sept. 22-23. Information/Registration. Rich is excited to be an instructor for this new program at Santa Clara/Leavey.

Santa Clara, 27 April 2018: Certificate in Productizing Innovation

Mironov Consulting

What: Executive Certificate in Productizing Innovation. Where: Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. When: Six day program on April 20-21, 27-28, and May 4-5, 2018. Information/Registration.

Online Product Management Courses & Certification Now Available From Proficientz

Proficientz – Product Management University

Greenville, SC – November 7, 2018– Proficientz announced today the availability of Product Management University On-Demand, an online training and certification program that offers the convenience of learning B2B product management, product marketing and sales enablement skills anywhere, anytime.

TEI 183: Bad habits experienced product managers should avoid-with Alicia Dixon

Product Innovation Educators

Also, both Alicia and I have found value in product management training and certification. I began the interview asking her about this, as she currently has five product management certifications, which is more than anyone else I know. 6:50] What value do you find in certifications?

Shift-M Podcast Posted About Hiring

Johanna Rothman

Certifications and what you really get from a cert. Hiring Geeks That Fit HTP ageism career ladder certification Create Your Successful Agile Project cultural fit flow efficiency interpersonal skills phone screen

How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. The B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2017 is now available. In this issue we discuss the value of listening as one of the most overlooked sales skills, and the value of business conversations. We also examine product usability and its impact on revenue, plus sales demo tips.

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Is it Time for a Licence to Practise Product Management?

Mind the Product

After all, we’re a sizeable professional community and having a product management certification or licence in place would ensure that all product managers comply with the same standards. The Case For Licensing and Certification. Recruiting Product Managers – You only recruit product managers with a licence and the appropriate certification. This can be outlined further in the right level of product management certification.

Pursuing a Product Management Career: The #1 Skill

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you’re looking to make a career move into product management or product marketing, enroll in Product Management University On-Demand , an online training and certification program for B2B product management, product marketing and sales enablement that’s centered on customer success.

Product Usability & Its Impact on Revenue

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Product Usability & Its Impact on Revenue appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. How can product usability drive more revenue? The holy grail of product usability is attained when your product offers such a compelling experience users feel obligated to recommend it to others. It works wonders on your top line. Make the following three things part of your product design culture and more revenue will follow. Intent.

User Engagement, Customer Goals and a Sustainable Growth Strategy

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post User Engagement, Customer Goals and a Sustainable Growth Strategy appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. The B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2017 is now available. This month we focus on user engagement as a leading indicator of customer value and the subsequent impact on retention and recurring revenue.

Dog Training + Product Management

Product Manager in Heels

He has his CGC Certification and is training to compete in Rally. We spend a lot of time training our dog, Gunner. He's a 3-year-old Olde English Bulldogge and we got him from Doubletake Bulldogges in Massachusetts. We work with the Pawsitive Dog in Boston and couldn't be happier.

What is Product Management, exactly?

BrainMates

Certifications. As demand for Product Managers has increased, training programs and Product Manager certifications have developed to support Product Managers looking to master the craft as well as those looking to move into becoming a Product Manager.

Is MVP Dead?

bpma ProductHub

He has a Pragmatic Marketing Certification and experience with Agile transformation. Is Minimum Viable Product Dead? – By Don Stoddard . Minimum Viable Product is a widely accepted concept; so why do so many people want to declare it dead?

Product Knowledge: Asset or Liability?

Proficientz – Product Management University

appeared first on Proficientz - Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. Is product knowledge more of an asset or liability for a product manager? Is product knowledge important in a product management role? Absolutely! The more important question is how much product knowledge is required to be successful? If you’re not a technical product manager, you probably don’t need as much as you think.

Can product management be standardized?

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

Those of you familiar with PMI probably heard of the PMP certification. Several for-profit organizations offer training and certifications for their Body of Knowledge (BOK) and methodologies, yet there is no accepted standard across all industries.

Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

bpma ProductHub

He is a Certified ScrumMaster, is Pragmatic Marketing Certified (Level Three PMC-III), has a Certificate in Marketing from Cornell University and an MBA from Iona College, Hagan School of Business.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

In fact, she was among the very first class of the highly regarded Product Management certification from the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM).

Five Steps to Solutions-Driven Product Management

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Five Steps to Solutions-Driven Product Management appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. Here’s what makes solutions-driven product management such a challenge. The vast majority of product companies are a mishmash of products brought together through mergers and/or acquisitions. Each one throws another silo into the fire that further fragments strategies, product plans, R&D, marketing and sales.

Market Problems — Blinders. Customer Goals — Wide-Angle Market Lens.

Proficientz – Product Management University

appeared first on Proficientz - Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. If you’re in a product management, product marketing or sales enablement role, consider replacing the phrase market problems with customer goals. It will open your eyes to a whole new narrative, and it will help you deliver, market and sell solutions with more strategic customer value. The Playbook: Here’s how it works.

Creating Business Cases With Stronger Legs

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Creating Business Cases With Stronger Legs appeared first on Proficientz - Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. Markets are unpredictable, which makes the task of creating business cases questionable at some level. But there are three elements that can give your business cases stronger legs and improve the odds of getting new initiatives funded, especially when multiple business cases are vying for the same resources.

What is 'leadership', and how important is it for product managers?

Product Manager in Heels

Last week, I completed a certification program to be an internal coach through the Babson Executive Education Center. Leadership is a necessity for product managers, yet many of us can't quite figure out the definition. Go ahead, try and define it- it wasn't easy for me.

Product Management Job Descriptions

Under10 Playbook

Scrum Product Owner Certification or Scrummaster Certification desired. Scrum Product Owner Certification or Scrummaster Certification desired. What are common job titles and responsibilities for successful product management teams?

Prospects Will Sell Themselves. You Just Have to Let Them!

Proficientz – Product Management University

appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. The more you’re talking the less you’re selling. Listening just might be the most underrated and overlooked sales skill of all. If you let buyers talk long enough, they’ll eventually talk themselves into buying whatever you’re selling. Try these three tactics with your next prospect and the odds of a desirable outcome go up exponentially. 1. Ask Insightful Questions.

What Do Product Leaders Worry About? (Survey)

Mironov Consulting

I spend much of my time coaching product leaders : folks who manage teams of product managers and developer+designer+product teams. I also step into companies as an interim VP Product Management. So I have strongly held personal opinions about what’s on the minds of other product leaders.

The 7 Most Fascinating Tech Talks of Propelify Innovation Festival

Indicative

Jewell added that employers are also in a position to accept alternate education certificates, which could help open doors for those who were unable to gain skills through traditional schooling. Indicative visited the 2018 Propelify Innovation Festival on May 17th.

Re-Routing Your Growth Strategy: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There!

Proficientz – Product Management University

appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. Most B2B organizations get started the same way. They identify a niche problem and develop a solution. Then they do it again, and again. This formula might work for years. But eventually products commoditize, markets shift and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. The ideal time to re-route your growth strategy is before your growth starts to taper off.

Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. In many cases, the product silos that exist internally become transparent to your buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions. Longer and more difficult sales cycles lie ahead if this is the case.

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Learning Product Management Skills vs. Training: Big Difference!

Proficientz – Product Management University

appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. There’s a significant difference between learning product management skills and going through a product management training course. Learning is where things get far more interesting. From the time I was a teenager, I aspired to be a decent golfer – just good enough to beat my friends at the time and not embarrass myself later on in life when playing with colleagues or clients.

Product Management Workshops That Mean Business

Sequent Learning

Our certification process for attendees who successfully pass a follow-up exam—annually reviewed for relevance by Product Management executives —validates that they have absorbed their training and are prepared to use it in their jobs each day.

13 of the Best App Designs: They’re So [not] Basic

Appsee

The design smooth and simple, like navigating through a well-organized syllabus, you’ll see there are thousands upon thousands of courses that will interest you–from photography on iPhone to business management–and there are also certificate and degree programs as well.

The Next Big Leap for B2B Product Management: From Market Problems to Customer Goals

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post The Next Big Leap for B2B Product Management: From Market Problems to Customer Goals appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. The next big leap for the B2B product management profession will be a complete shift away from “market problems” to a focus on “customer goals.”

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Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership appeared first on Proficientz - Advanced Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. What are some things product management can do to exert more influence and demonstrate stronger leadership?

Is Your App’s UX Award-Worthy?

Appsee

And if the thought of accolades raining down wasn’t exciting enough, winners also receive tangible gifts of a wall plaque, a website badge, and a certificate. Your app is “on fleek”. Your UX is a force to be reckoned with. You know it, your team knows it, and now it’s time to win some awards.

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User Engagement: The Window to Your Customer Retention Soul

Proficientz – Product Management University

The post User Engagement: The Window to Your Customer Retention Soul appeared first on Proficientz - Product Management Training & Certification for B2B. If your products consistently make people better at their job in a way that’s valuable to the customer organization, you’ll have those customers for life. In a world of SaaS and recurring revenue models, customer retention is the single biggest testament to the value of your products and services.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

In fact, the 2017 learning objectives for their Certified Scrum Product Owner Certification by Scrum Alliance states, "Teach that the role of the Product Owner is typically played by the customer, or customer representative, such as a product manager."

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

In fact, she was among the very first class of the highly regarded Product Management certification from the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM). Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali.

What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

Andrew Chen

In 2015, 26% of employed people had a certification or license. Another approach is to help suppliers navigate the certification process. [Dear readers, this essay is on the future of marketplaces. Is there still room for marketplace startups to innovate? We answer, emphatically, yes!