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. I have a manager who does not communicate information.

Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

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Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. Regardless, both of these distinct roles are essential to product success. It’s often said that a Product Manager has a more inbound focus, while a Product Marketing Manager has a more outbound focus.

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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.

Developing Product Management Confidence

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These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. With her background in product management and marketing, the lessons, stories and tips she has to convey will be very relevant to you.

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.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Diane Levin, VP of Marketing and Product Development at New York Power Authority

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In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? Then, I found myself wanting to manage the consulting organization as much as I wanted to do the consulting work, so that’s when I decided to go to Stanford for my MBA. What led me to product management was wanting to see opportunity and to make things happen.

What is Digital Product Management?

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Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? Today’s Mainstream Product Manager. First, let’s recap the role of the Product Manager , which has become increasingly mainstream, and somewhat standardized – initially in tech companies, and steadily more pervasively – over the past 20 years. This is in contrast to other business roles, notably Sales and Marketing, who are chiefly responsible for “getting the products off the shelf”.

7 Best MBA Programs for Product Management

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While all MBA programs provide business fundamentals, there are a few programs that offer specialized content in Product Management. Below is a list of our favorite MBA programs for Product Managers. Best MBA Programs for Product Managers. #1: Marketing?

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

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Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! The Irony of Agile Development.

Women in Product Management: Louise K. Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Louise Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview. 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? My undergrad was in Business and I majored in Marketing. I started gravitating toward Product Management then.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games. King’s product managers rely heavily on analyzing product features using analytics data and visualization to improve outcomes.

280 Group Proudly Announces New & Innovative Digital Product Management Course

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Based on real-world practice and success, the Digital Product Management Course provides the right knowledge, tools, and techniques to help Product Managers excel and innovate in today’s digital world. New Approaches For A New Era of Digital Products.

A Product Manager’s Worst Nightmare

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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.

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

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In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. At its simplest, Lean is a way to analyze our process and actions in pursuit of delivering value to the market faster. For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources. Lean Product Management Agile Lean Productivity

Product Analytics, Prioritization, and Decision-Making - What We Can Learn from Einstein and Drucker

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

As a Product Manager, a big part of your job will always be to balance which features to develop, and which to scrap. Even when faced with many seemingly great requests, there is only so much time to develop what’s necessary.

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. Product Management

What is Testimonial Driven Development?

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l/ a formal written statement about the qualities of a product or service. Product people usually spend a substantial period of time in a problem-solution space, learning about customers, about their pain points, and seeking opportunities to add value. The products they develop will eventually solve some problems and make people’s lives easier, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. They will become a product evangelist ( free influencer marketing ).

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.

The Secret Product Management Framework

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One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Everyone must be ready to react to customer and market changes, and ensure they are working on the right task at the right time. Product Management’s role in an Agile Transformation. Product Management

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B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2020

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The B2B Product Manager August 2020. The B2B Product Manager August 2020 looks at the blessing and the curse that goes with marketing and selling feature-rich products. Learn how to bring it back, plus how to quantify your market focus.

Product Marketing vs. Product Management

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So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Product Marketing Manager (PMM)? Both Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers often work very closely together and share project ownership, they generally have different sets of responsibilities that require different skill sets. PMs are ultimately accountable for the product's success or failure.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

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Among the most vulnerable jobs are those with routine physical and cognitive tasks such as office administration, production, transportation and food preparation. According to the report, “abstract roles — typically in management, technology or finance — tend to require more formal education and skills such as creativity, persuasion, intuition and problem solving.”. This prediction is already in line with how AI is influencing the role of a product manager.

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

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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.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

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The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.” A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. A common example is looking after the development team.

Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

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Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How How to prioritize Product Features ] [Next: Chapter 16?—?Product Product Metrics?—?What Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product.

Develop Your Empathy and Create Better Products

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We all know that empathy is a key ingredient in developing lovable products, so what can product managers do to cultivate it? This open-mindedness has evolved into empathy as a product manager, which I believe is a key ingredient in developing lovable products. So what does empathy actually look like in product management and how do you and others around you become more empathetic? Empathy and Product Management.

Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

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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. So why did Scrum introduce a product owner role at all?

The Seven-Part Guide to Portfolio Product Management & Marketing

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This guide to portfolio product management and marketing answers the following seven questions. What is Portfolio Product Management and How Does It Differ From Traditional Product Management? What are the Core Principles of Portfolio Product Management? What are the Key Best Practices for Adopting Portfolio Product Management? Are There New Roles in a Portfolio Product Management Model?

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

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This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). ” — Director of Product Management, Fintech | Oakland, CA. We know that product management is a critical strategic driver in a company—and it’s finally being recognized as such. It can make a huge impact in terms of whether products (and sometimes entire companies), succeed or fail in both the short and long term.

Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

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As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D. While this is true, I do not think that as product managers we can ignore the development culture. Product managers define features and prioritize them.

Why women make great product managers

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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.

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? Even the most experienced PMs and PMMs have been bested by the market. Learning to Build Products That Matter. It teaches the flexible and comprehensive Optimal Product Process.

Web or app Development – Which is Better?

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Nearly all brands that opt for an app-based approach build a website, if only to market their app. You can spend your marketing budget to drive app downloads. This privacy aspect becomes critical if your service involves people at risk or special groups where data collection and marketing is strictly scrutinised, such as minors. How applicable they are to a specific business case depends on technical requirements and the target market.

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

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I’ve been doing product management a long time, and over time my presentation skills have just naturally gotten more polished. In addition, I have been doing product management for years and I wrote a book on it. That gives me additional advantages when I need to persuade people about product-related topics. This point is a big part of the book Badass by Kathy Sierra, one of my favorites and the one I recommend most highly for product managers.

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: Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Technical feasibility may be assessed – if certain critical features are not possible the product may be delayed or cancelled altogether. Product Manager: beta plan.