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10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

I’ve started working on an online course on “writing for product managers.” These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall. Product Management writingTips for writing. (CC

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

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.

The Six Essential Books that Every Product Manager Should Read

Mind the Product

I always tell the participants of my workshops that as a Product Manager you should be voraciously curious about what’s happening in the field. Here are some of the first books I read after getting into product management.

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Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Mind the Product

I thought it was time to start managing Justinmind’s product backlog more effectively. At Justinmind we felt like we were comparing apples with oranges and ending up with problems, so we explored ways to improve our backlog management. Pro-active Backlog Management: The Benefits.

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The biggest challenge for product managers?

Mind the Product

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. It also tells me that the career development of many product managers is slower than it ought to be.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. The post Three Superpowers of a Product Manager appeared first on MindTheProduct.

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

Being a product manager is not easy. Here we’ve picked out some nuggets of product management wisdom from nine product managers and business leaders. Debunking the notion that product managers are CEOs of the product, he emphasizes that they are more of a team leader.

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

Mind the Product

When Ben Horowitz wrote his groundbreaking memo good product manager, bad product manager nearly 20 years ago he described a product manager as the CEO of the product. A product manager ultimately has a CEO behind them somewhere, and can always pass the buck.

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Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? We have some great mental models in product management. Product Management mental models

Training to be a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named Jim Lindstrom on my first day and asked to shadow him. I knew by the end of the first week that product management was the job I’d been looking for since graduating from college.

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

PM Hardcore

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. Where are we now in the product management discipline?

Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

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. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management.

Product Management is About Making Mistakes

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, I met a product manager of a company who was leading a freemium model product, with some success. The product manager measured the results, and astonishingly, the conversion increased by nearly 20%. The product manager did not understand.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type of which can either be controlled or skidding along thin ice.

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

Mind the Product

The role of product management is becoming more and more important inside media companies. Some of them are looking to Silicon Valley for inspiration, and the role of product management in particular. Translating Product Management Into Culture.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

I find that mindfulness is particularly helpful for product managers and product owners. As product managers and owners, we are prone to overcommitting and taking on too much work. It can be tempting to task switch as a product manager or owner—to jump from one task to the next.

The Challenge of Managing – and Communicating – Customer Insights

Mind the Product

As a product manager, navigating the deep waters of information overload requires an acute awareness of politics, an understanding of methodology, and solid communication skills. When developing products, customer insight is vital to understanding the critical question: where are we going?

Mental Models for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As product managers, our mental models drive our decision-making, the way we communicate and collaborate with others, and how we prioritize. As a product manager looking for ways to be more effective, having more mental models is a great start. What are Mental Models?

Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

Whether you’re new to product management, want to add to your skills, are hiring product managers, or creating a product management process this book has something for you. Product Management For Dummies by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure.

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The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

Mind the Product

Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. He calls this talk “a note to self for my future endeavours” but is packed with insights to help you hack your own output as an effective product manager.

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Tony introduces the Outcome Driven Innovation (ODI) Job Map which allows product managers to define, size, research, and locate the market and which forms a predictive model for the future growth and evolution of solutions in your marketplace.

Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

Mind the Product

We can’t help with a healthier lifestyle but we can help you level up your product management career! ProductCamp is a great opportunity to learn from, teach to, and share with other passionate product managers.

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Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. We’ve got our job title, we’ve got our space in the organisation, and we’ve got our seat at the management team table? Product management simply doesn’t lend itself to the status quo.

The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager. For new and aspiring product managers, that can be a challenge.

Finding Flow in Your Product Management Career

Mind the Product

A few years ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts about working as a consultant in product management. Throughout this time I’ve continued to hear from product managers who read those original posts and are curious about taking that step into freelance.

Product Lifecycle Management – Beyond the Early Adopter

Mind the Product

Craig Strong , VP of Product Lifecycle Management at Pearson, talks about the work they have done to evolve their product lifecycle management and the key learnings that have taken place along the way.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 1

PM Hardcore

Some general purpose mental models are very useful for product managers. Mental models for product managers. What about mental models for Product Managers specifically? The post Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 1 appeared first on Hardcore Product Management.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Contributed by John Mansour.

Podcast: What is Product Management?

Under10 Playbook

Tom & I tackled the issue of product management roles, titles, and responsibilities. Tom writes, This episode features Steve Johnson, a thought leader, speaker, and product management consultant. Steve has some great things to share with us about Product Management.

Five Essential Steps for Getting into IoT Product Management

Mind the Product

You want to get into IoT product management, but where do you start? To succeed in this new technological era, companies from small startups to huge enterprises are realizing they need a solid IoT product strategy and they need product managers to help in this area.

Powering to Success as a Product Manager

Spice Catalyst

Powerful Product Manager Keys. The post Powering to Success as a Product Manager appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing

Changing Lanes – Becoming a Platform Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. I quickly found that I needed to become a platform product manager. Our content management system is a platform that is used by web sites to build their content.

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

While talking to her we realized her deep roots in Product Management in the Greater Boston area all way into Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the late 80s. Product Management was still figuring out if it’s a necessary discipline in software companies.

Bigger and Better – Product Management Survey Results 2016

Mind the Product

More than 1,200 of you took part in this year’s Product Manager survey, double the number who took part in our survey three years ago. There now look to be more women in a product management role. The average salary for a Product Manager in 2016 is $82,900, up from $77,600 in 2013.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

We’re a “young” Product team, we’re learning our craft, getting to know how to work together and we’re starting to shape what Product Management looks like at Comic Relief.

Amsterdam product managers: who we are and how we work

Mind the Product

One of the first things that struck us was that Product Owners on average are better compensated than Product Managers. We narrowed the search to IT and services, since product manager can mean different things in different industries).

Product Manager Salary Statistics

280 Group

The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is? The importance of Product Managers is on the rise.

Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags.

Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Product owners and product managers. What does the product manager own, and for what is the product owner responsible? Product Management Overlaps. Product Manager and Product Owner. Ed: Product Manager is on the left, Product Owner is on the right].

What makes effective decision making so challenging for product managers?

Mind the Product

How can a product manager make effective decisions about the direction of their product? Why should product managers be under any more pressure to make sound decisions than finance managers or sales and marketing teams? So how do product managers make good decisions?

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