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.

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.

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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.

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

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Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. The post Presenting for Product ManagersDevelop Your Skills for Every Situation appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

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Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development.

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.

Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

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Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? In doing your research on the various product management tracks, you may have come across two interest titles: that of the Group Product Manager and the Principal Product Manager.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesLast week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Building a Product Management Career Development Program

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Inspire Top Product Talent to Grow Their Career at Your Organization | Photo by Kolleen Gladden on Unsplash To motivate product managers to grow their career with your organization, a transparent and documented process for roles and promotions is critical.

A Product Manager Guide: How to Measure User Activation in Your Product

Building a great product is no longer just about acquiring visitors. It’s about turning those visitors into customers. This requires measuring and increasing user activation and retention. Learn more about Measuring User Activation in this eBook.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally. How did you get into product management? I joke with my team that none of us went to school to be Product Managers. Because I design and develop software for teachers, I think about myself standing in front of the classroom. Women in Product Management

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.

Developing as a Product Manager

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There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. It’s worth seeking out those people who have been working close to Product Management as there are a few more of them. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management. Head / Director of Product Management.

A Product Manager’s Worst Nightmare

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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.

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.

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.” But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. With the Development Team.

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! Smaller teams cranking out measurable units of software every 2-4 weeks and iterating toward usable features has done wonders for software development. More emphasis on deliverables, greater accountability and better product usability.

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.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

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.

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. For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources. The post Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I appeared first on 280 Group 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 ).

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. 280 Group today announced the availability of a new offering, it’s Digital Product Management (DPM) course. New Approaches For A New Era of Digital Products. Digital Product Management is here to stay. Product Management

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Product Management Skills: Influence Without Authority

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Anyone familiar with Product Management will recognize the immortal phrase ‘influence without authority.’ As a Product Manager, you’re a team player who guides product development along its chartered course, but you have to do that without being the literal captain of the ship.

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. The importance of product managers continues to rise.

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 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.

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. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Product Management’s role in an Agile Transformation.

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Web or app Development – Which is Better?

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One technology to mention in this context is the open source framework React Native, which allows you to take a cross-platform approach and develop apps for both Android and iOS using a single framework. There is no single right choice for a product’s channel strategy.

Why Product Managers Vary So Much

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A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving

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In my last role as head of product and engineering for a group developing cloud-native services for the SAP Cloud Platform, my work led me to define a framework for product development that spans both product management and engineering and brings with it a focus on problem solving through the product lifecycle. The post A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving appeared first on Mind the Product.

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

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 =?

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. The post Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer appeared first on Mind the Product. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) Product Management Skills Ai Artificial Intelligence Career Development Machine Learning ML product management career Uncertainty

Unpacking Fintech Product Management – User Mindsets and Regulatory Requirements

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Are you looking for a lightweight introduction to product management in fintech? Have you wondered why shipping fintech products takes more time than shipping other products?

Dictionary for New & Aspiring Product Managers

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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.