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

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.

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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. Final Word for Your Product Manager Interview.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success. Product Managemen

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Creating a Product Roadmap is Easy

Speaker: Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, American Well

As a product manager, it is our job to drive sustainable business growth. And one of the chief ways we do that is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. Thanks to these roadmaps, everyone knows what we’re working on now vs. later, where we’re headed, and how we’re getting there. Fail at making this map, and you sacrifice not only your own credibility, but the credibility of the entire company. The bad news? Product managers rarely have the time to adequately prepare. The good news? While we should absolutely do the research and analysis needed to craft a proper roadmap, we actually don’t need to wait until it’s completed. We can actually do both in parallel. And what’s more is that once you can do that, product roadmapping becomes easy. Join Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, American Well, and learn how to master the intricacies of any product roadmap.

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.

A Decade of Product Management

Melissa Perri

I've been reflecting on the last decade in Product Management. Founders realizing they can't do it all on their own, that Product Management is a career, and an important skill for the executive team. -- 2011: "You are crazy for joining a startup, Melissa. What is Product Management?

Product Manager vs. Project Manager: Tackling the Differences

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One of the questions I frequently get asked when training our Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing Training (OPM) course is, “What’s the difference between a Product Manager and a Project Manager?” What is a Product Manager? What is a Project Manager?

Book Review: The Team that Managed Itself

The Product Bistro

Without giving too much of the story away (trust me, this is a page turner) the main protagonist is Allie, a product manager of a studio at a game […]. general product management management team

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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 destinations

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

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 […].

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. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. The Product Manager is at the center of all aspects of the product.

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.”

Product Management Jobs: Quick Starter Guide

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The Coronavirus pandemic has left many in the product management community without a job as their companies reacted to the drastic market impact. 10 Tips to a Rockin’ LinkedIn Product Management Profile. 10 Revealing Interview Questions from Product Management Executives.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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.

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.

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 Management in AsiaPac

Mind the Product

By general consensus product management as a discipline in AsiaPac remains behind the West and the product management role is misunderstood at times. ” She added: “I don’t have to explain what product management is as much anymore. Product Management Expertise.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

It ranges from carrying out product discovery and strategizing work to managing the product backlog ; from talking to users to meeting with marketing and answering questions from the support team—to name just a few examples. Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People.

Product Management Salaries Survey – The Results

Mind the Product

The post Product Management Salaries Survey – The Results appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Management Characteristics Product Management Salary ResearchWe ran a short survey to ask you about salary and salary negotiations. Here we reveal our key findings.

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

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

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. Leaning on Martin Eriksson’s post, ‘What, exactly, is a Product Manager?’

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

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.

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 […].

Managing Problematic Investor Ideas

Mind the Product

In my experience, investors in B2B software products can talk a lot of guff that sounds good to eager product entrepreneurs, but that in reality makes life challenging (and sometimes close to impossible) for product managers.

Why women make great product managers

Product Management Unpacked

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Product Management is Change Management

The Product Coalition

The unavoidable essence of a Product Manager job and how to succeed as a Change Manager through the power of Narratives Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». change-management product-management agent-of-change product-is-change how-to-lead-change

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. According to Glassdoor , Product Managers hit the #5 slot on their list of 50 Best Jobs in America.

India needs Product Success Managers

Spice Catalyst

It is not well known, but the job of the product manager is the most important job in the company. But seldom understood. Too many think that a new product is somehow is handed down from inspiration, technology or an idea from brainstorming or innovation.

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

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.