Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

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This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. In a few situations, I have had managers who did not want me to connect with people on other teams. I would ask my manager, a trusted peer and mentor. For those who are new to Product Management, invest in time to lean to speak clearly. Overall, this is a wasted opportunity for the company.

Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

I’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology product-owner startup product-management agile

What is Digital Product Management?

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Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? Today’s Mainstream Product Manager. Today, the Product Manager role is sometimes summarized as being responsible for getting the right products “on the shelf”; that is, creating products that people and companies want to buy.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

The Heap Book of Questions for Product Managers

In this book, Heap provides a great number of questions, hypotheses, and experiments for you to run in your product. It walks through product use cases, behavioral segmentation, conversion, and more.

7 Best MBA Programs for Product Management

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Whether you have started your career in another field and making the shift into Product Management, or if you are nearing the completion of your undergraduate degree and have discovered your passion for Product Management, you may be considering obtaining an MBA in order to master the critical business expertise required for this role. While all MBA programs provide business fundamentals, there are a few programs that offer specialized content in Product Management.

IS THE PRODUCT MANAGER ACTUALLY THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER OF THE COMPANY?

The Product Coalition

Is the product manager actually the intelligence officer of the company? Little did I know then, about software development nor about product management. Why this long intro, you might ask, and what the hell it has to do with product management?

Product in Practice: How One Product Manager Innovates in Big Companies

Product Talk

One of my goals at Product Talk is to showcase what good product management looks like. Today, I’m excited to introduce a new series, Product in Practice, where I’ll profile product managers doing great work. To kick off the series, we interviewed Rachel Allen , Director of Product at Omnitracs. I met Rachel when she was a product manager at Arity (an Allstate company). You are a product manager.”

Product Management Jobs: Quick Starter Guide

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The Coronavirus pandemic has left many in the product management community without a job as their companies reacted to the drastic market impact. But there are companies who are hiring ! 10 Tips to a Rockin’ LinkedIn Product Management Profile.

Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

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You Just Landed a Product Manager Interview… Congratulations! Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups. If you’re like most people, you Google the company you’re interviewing with the term “product manager interview”. You scour typical product manager interview questions they ask and highly curated suggested answers.

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Sometimes, the transformation is driven when an organization has become too product-centric and must now become customer-centric to scale and succeed in a competitive marketplace. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success.

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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. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers.

Contradictions in the Craft of Product Management

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Product managers can encounter no end of contradictions as they drive for good outcomes for their products. What are these contradictions and how can product managers deal with them? I’m not claiming this is unique to product management, or even to corporate life.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Denise Hemke, VP, Analytics Product Management and Strategy at Workday

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In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? What do you find most interesting about product management?

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

Who builds products for the product people? As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker.

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. We’ll be using the term Product Manager to refer to both Product Managers and Product Marketers. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. Product Marketing.

Product Manager Interview Questions — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the co-hosted AIPMM webinar, Get Hired: Interview Like a Pro for a Product Manager Job (Remotely!). You can view the accompanying blog post to download the Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired Planner and Workbook. Product Launches.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job. It can happen really easily, because great product management encompasses a great deal and is constantly evolving. I’ve categorized some common types of partial product managers to make it easier to identify and fix gaps.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Brandye Sweetnam, Director of Product Management at PayPal

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In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. I’m also lucky to work for a global company where international travel is an integral part of my role.

Harness Your Product Data: Better Understanding User Behavior Across Channels and Devices

Speaker: Kate Owens and Megan Bubley, SpotHero, Diana Smith, Segment, and Erin Franz, Looker

As a product leader, you are tasked with collecting and synthesizing your customer’s interactions with your product.The great news is that there are many tools used across your company which collect unique parts of your user’s journey.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. A digital transformation is a major change program that helps a company succeed in the digital age. Business models also tend to change when companies digitalise their business—customer relationships, pricing models, partner and supplier relationships, cost factors, and other aspects are likely to be affected. For some companies, this means introducing a new department or group , creating new roles, and career plans.

Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

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You want to build better products. And that’s our very mission: to help you build products that matter. Becoming Certified demonstrates you are committed to the product management discipline and gives you professional credibility in your field. It’s about both the typically stronger skills and passion for learning and improvement that hiring managers find in these candidates. Optimal Product Management & Product Marketing Course.

A Decade of Product Management

Melissa Perri

I've been reflecting on the last decade in Product Management. 2019: "How do I hire a Chief Product Officer? What is Product Management? 2019: "I'm going to get my MBA so I can be a product manager." 2019: "Product reports to the CPO."

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. There are a number of advantages such a group can offer, including being able to launch more products, serving the right markets and segments, providing the right features, making better product decisions faster, aligning the stakeholders more effectively, and establishing clear roles and responsibilities. 2 Secure Management Buy-in.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

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Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. These were, why does the company exist (i.e. Download the Product Funnel template.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Product management and company size

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

A couple of years ago I led a Product Camp Boston discussion about start ups and product management. That got me thinking, is it more important to have product management in a small company or in a large one?

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. 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.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products.

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

Product Management Unpacked

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.

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?” What is a Product Manager?

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

After a few well-received presentations to senior executives, a few colleagues at my new company asked me, based on the positive effect I got, “Can you give us some tips on persuasion?”. In addition, I have been doing product management for years and I wrote a book on it.

Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer

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Currently, there are thousands of products, apps, and services driven by machine learning (ML) that we use every day. As was reported by Crunchbase, in 2019 there were 8,705 companies and startups that rely on this technology. The post Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer appeared first on Mind the Product. According to PWC’s research, it’s predicted that ML and AI technologies will contribute about $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030.

Product Management Excellence: Data-Driven Insights into High Performance

Speaker: Jeff Lash, VP and Group Director, Product Management, SiriusDecisions

What do high performing Product Management teams do right? SiriusDecisions has conducted research into highly successful organizations, looked at the data, and identified the key characteristics that separate the top performers from everyone else. Jeff Lash, VP and Group Director, Product Management at SiriusDecisions and recognized product management leader, will cover the four key factors uncovered in the data that drive successful product management organizations and describe some problems that a company may see when these are not done well. You'll leave with specific, practical tips you can start to implement immediately to improve your product management team's performance in these areas.

Product Management in AsiaPac

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Since #mtpcon Singapore 2019 Mind the Product has been on a mission to support the continuing growth of the AsiaPac tech community. Throughout this week our content will be shining a light on product communities in the region, highlighting new voices, sharing untold product stories and learnings. Let’s start by examining the product scene in AsiaPac, its ongoing challenges, and the emerging trends. Product Management Expertise.

Product Management Training in 2020: How to Decide

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As Product Managers (PMs) and Product Marketers (PMMs), you want to know that you’re doing meaningful work and are creating products that impact consumers lives, in a very real way. But when 70-95% of products fail , what can you do to beat the odds? 280 Group’s Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report evaluated how training and a formal product process helps improve core skill sets to ultimately advance a PM’s career.

7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

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In the world of cohort analysis for digital products, a cohort is a group of users who have performed a common action or set of actions during a specific timeframe on your website or app. By analyzing the behavioral differences between these cohorts, product managers can spot patterns at multiple points in the customer lifecycle. These patterns help guide product decisions to suit user needs more effectively and improve the user experience.

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

Product Management Unpacked

The job of a product manager has many elements, but at its core is a responsibility to build relationships, especially with development, engineering, sales and sales leadership, as well as executive management. You can be a product manager and work remotely.

How can your firm attract the best product managers?

Product managers help accelerate the product development and launch for many companies. Therefore, it's important to have the right employee in place. However, the pool of talented product managers can be elusive, the following article explores how companies can aim to attract and retain the best talents.