Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

Ken Kranseler

Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today.

Why Product Managers Are So Important

Product Management Unpacked

“Crossing the Chasm” author on how user-experience design has driven product management from product-focused development to fostering customer engagement. The post Why Product Managers Are So Important first appeared on Product Management Unpacked.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

A lot to manage for these servant-leaders, for sure. The post A Day in the Life of a Product Manager first appeared on Product Management Unpacked. Product Management Career a day in the life of a product manager product management career

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. Product Management

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

As with all things related to customers, there’s an art and science to effectively dealing with each of their ideas. With so many voices competing for attention, you need a means of effectively dealing with all of the data that will come your way. This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input. In this eBook, we’ll show you: • How to gather, prioritize, and select the best ideas from your customers and stakeholders, • How to make internal feedback more effective and inclusive, • How to make more strategic product roadmap decisions based on data, not opinions, • How to set expectations for new development both internally and externally. Get your free copy now!

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

Product Management Unpacked

Product Leaders Product Management Education ms in product managementDiscover what's behind this year's outstanding cohort.

Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

Product Management Unpacked

finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research. Instead, B2C product managers rely much more on the product use session recordings.

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Product Manager Salary Data for 2022

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This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com in January 2022. . Status of the Job 2022: Product Manager . What Is a Product Manager? . In short, Project Manager is a big job that merits equitable compensation. .

How a Software Engineering Career Started the Journey to Fintech Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Here’s what strategic partner PayPal did to bring scaled product management to life for this startup-oriented software engineer. He expected to get what he needed from Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM) program.

Web3 for product managers

Mind the Product

In this blog post, Paul Shustak summarizes the main cultural, technical, economic, and UX differences in product management and product discovery on web3 applications. [.] Read more » The post Web3 for product managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

A Product Manager's Guide to Working Effectively with Engineering Teams

Speaker: Sayanti Ghosh, Product Manager for AI/ML

If you are new to your Product Management role or if you are trying to improve your relationship with your engineering team, then this webinar will give you different perspectives about the PM-Engineer relationship.

Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. [.]

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

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.”. However, AI is not only evolving the role of a product manager.

Successful B2B product management

Mind the Product

In this Ask me Anything (AMA) session for Prioritised members, our line-up of experts shared their thoughts and insights on being successful in B2B product management. [.] Read more » The post Successful B2B product management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Solving the right problem — The importance of design thinking in product management.

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“The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem” – Peter Drucker. Maybe the Product Manager was under budgetary or time constraints.

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Goals in Product Management. As I explain in my book How to Lead in Product Management , setting the right goals is crucial to align stakeholders and development teams and to achieve product success. In order to answer this question, let’s look at a set of product management goals.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Xochitl Javier, Director, Product Management & Strategic Marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Xo chitl Javier , Director, Product Management & Strategic Marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

HOW A CAPSTONE PROJECT LED TO A ROBUST FUTURE IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.

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I realized that I wanted to expand my focus into product management.”. He began this new career path by moving from India to Pittsburgh and joining Carnegie Mellon University’s intensive, one-year MS in Product Management program. “I first appeared on Product Management Unpacked.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Michelle Lance, Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank.

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Michelle Lance: Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Women in Product Management

Research Report: The State of Community Management

Online communities provide a wealth of benefits for organizations. In collaboration with the Community Roundtable, we have provided you with a comprehensive summary of The State of Community Management 2020. Get a free copy today!

How Do Your Digital Product Management Skills Measure Up?

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A Product Manager’s experience, along with education, can indicate what they know and what they have done. However, the best way to understand a Project Manager’s abilities and level of proficiency is through a skills assessment. . 280 Blog Post Image Product Management

How to align our stakeholders as a Product Manager

Albin Poignot

Aligning stakeholders is a well-known challenge among the Product Manager community. At some point in our careers, we have all struggled with this

Why Becoming a Product Manager is the Best Next Step for Your Tech Career.

Product Management Unpacked

Make a Real Difference with a MS in Product Management. You can own these responsibilities as a Product Manager. Carnegie Mellon University is the place for tomorrow’s Product Managers. Brad Eiben is the Interim Executive Director for the MS in Product Management Program at CMU.

Why women make great product managers

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All six of the examples he uses are women in product management. The skills that make women succeed in product management: Emotional Intelligence. Studies show that women professionals in various fields excel when it comes to a handful of skills that make a great product manager. Irina Farooq was an engineer until her inquisitive nature drove a career shift to Product Management. “I While the numbers are changing, product management remains a male dominated field.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

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.

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

The “51331 memo” and the origins of product management

Product Management Unpacked

It was on this day in 1931 that the field of product management was born – its birth marked by an internal memorandum written by Neil H. McElroy, manager of Proctor and Gamble’s Promotion department. Product Management Education 51331 memo origins of product management

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Su Mi Beack, Head of Product Management at LAB Lanxess

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Su Mi Beack, Head of Product Management, LAB, LANXESS. 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?

Transforming the Digital Customer Support Journey

This eBook will focus on exploring the process of digital support transformations, including the types of support solutions available that meet customer demands and how to create the best combination for your customer base.

Project Management vs. Product Management

BrainStation Product Management

While Project and Product Managers often work hand-in-hand, there are a few more differences between these roles than just two letters. Learn product management skills to boost your career – from home! Project Management vs. Product Management: An Overview.

Destination Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Product managers are in high demand across the globe. With a Master’s in Product Management degree, you’re poised to take on the top positions in emerging global tech hubs of your choosing. Product Management Career product management career destinationsDiscover your own product adventure.

How A Product Management Internship Built A Future Career with Home Depot.

Product Management Unpacked

“I’m actually a pretty avid DIY-er,” confides Pranita Ramakrishnan, MS of Product Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019. “I When Home Depot came to the Carnegie Mellon campus to interview Product Management intern candidates, Pranita’s interest was piqued. “I

10 Tips for Effective Product Management Meetings

Roman Pichler

The following list shares sample rules, which are based on my book How to Lead in Product Management : Always have cameras turned on in online meetings and mute yourself if you don’t speak. Listen to this article: [link]. 1 Set an Objective. Be clear on the reason why the meeting is needed.

Product Manager's Dilemna

Should Product Managers be pragmatic or idealistic?