Product Management: Leading by Trust

Product Management Unpacked

Greg Coticchia, the executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s new Master of Science in Product Management program, was recently a guest on The Pitchwerks Podcast , a weekly audio show hosted by Scot MacTaggart that talks about sales, marketing and startups.

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

Mind the Product

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. Platform Product Managers Need Specific Skills.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

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The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. In the world of product management, the backlog is a set of tasks needed to complete the final product. This can make ideal product backlog management difficult.

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. Working with PR to manage launch tours and product review programs.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

product management salesAn interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis: In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill […].

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day. Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. According to McKinsey, product managers are cited as top talent priorities for CEOs.

Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

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by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic.

The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “product” managers. I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.”

Launch Your Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Product Management Career

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

Product Management Interview Tips

The Product Bistro

So you want a product management job? Especially if you are junior or looking for your first step on the product management ladder. general product management interview resumeHow should you prepare for the interview? I will share my experiences of several hops, and over 20 years of experience, on both sides of the interviewing process. Or you have been […].

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Managing the product backlog should be a collaborative effort. Consequently, stakeholder management can feel like herding cats. As a rule of thumb, if there are more than three teams, then you may have to involve additional product people to help you manage the product.

Women in Product Management: Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management?

How to Become a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

Exploring how to become a Product Manager? The role of Product Manager is one of the top ten hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid too. One way of becoming a product manager is to earn an MS in Product Management.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. That’s often the case in my experience for businesses in finance, media, travel, insurance, and other verticals that traditionally don’t have product management groups, and where product management is not represented at the executive level.

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Product Managers

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Why Do You Need a Product Manager? There are various different inflection points in a business lifetime that drive the need to hire product management (PDM) resources.

Stuck in the Middle With Product Managers

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson made famous the diagram below, showing how product managers are at the cross-section of business, tech, and UX (by the way, I’m not implying any of these groups are clowns or jokers). We product managers are normally the people who get the heat when things go wrong.

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 Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

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We see this all the time in our product management classes, where one student is able to help another based on their knowledge and expertise. What are the strongest Product Management skills? Domain knowledge makes sense as a high score for a product manager. Product Management

Time Management Tips – Meetings

The Product Bistro

I wish I had the secret to time management and how to control the beastly amount of tasks that build inexorably in the typical product manager’s “to-do” list. Alas, Product Management is one of those roles that collects the odds and ends of the organization, either by design (formally assigned), or by being the “buck-stops-here” […]. product management essentials

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio. Once you’ve identified the products, determine the skills required to manage each asset. Review the product management roles and responsibilities, processes, and tools that are currently used.

Skilled Product Leaders Can Manage Business Disruptions

Product Management Unpacked

Why hire a product leader to manage business disruption? Product leaders need to manage business disruptions acting as problem-solvers who also anticipate future problems and solutions. Product Management Skills product leaders manage business disruptions

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

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In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. The real job of a product manager is to create clarity and focus.

Product Management Transparency

The Product Bistro

product management essentialsTransparency – (noun), an image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector. If you are as old as I am, you remember printing your powerpoint slides to transparency film to be used on an overhead projector during presentations. It was a dark time. However, […].

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

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When I’m in front of a class of product managers, product management hopefuls, or even those who started their role today – I can scan the room. For these reasons and more, we’ve seen many Product Managers sign up to start our Certified Product Manager Online Course and Exam.

Product Management – the Mahi Way

Mind the Product

Learning about product management is not just restricted to the business ecosystem. The sporting world is one of the key platforms where you can gain valuable product management insights and see product leadership dynamics in action. Product Manager’s responsibilities.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

At the same time, product managers are responding to. development of components, project management. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach.

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. Women in Product Management

4 Tips to Help Product Managers Manage Their Time Effectively

Mind the Product

Who doesn’t struggle to manage their time effectively, at least occasionally? As product managers we have so many priorities that organizing them into a short list can be the hardest challenge each week. Manage up to get the Support you Need.

Women in Product Management: Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management? As my work progressed, I moved into Product Management where I get to live out my passion for building new products and services. What do you like the most about product management?

Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers? This is why people don’t go through a four-year undergraduate program and work immediately as a Product Manager.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

application admins say it’s a pain to manage security settings in two different places.” Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not. Watch for these 5 signs. that you’re at risk for an analytics emergency. Early Indicators.

Product vs. Project Management

The Product Bistro

While there are article after article posted about the difference between the product manager role and the product marketing manager role, there is one more relevant comparison that ought to be made, how does a product manager differ from a project manager. product management product project

Product Management – Simplified

The Product Bistro

Product Management in a nutshell Tons of ink has been spilled on the art (and science) of product management. Product management at its very core is: Identify a problem for some market segment […]. product management essentialsAbout methodologies, strategies, and the like. Grumbling about how the role varies, depending on the organization. Yada yada yada. Let’s simplify this.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?” It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them.

The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

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This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions. Jen compares this famous quote with the challenges of product management. Be a Promiscuous Product Manager.

Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron