Product Manager vs. Project Manager: Tackling the Differences

280 Group

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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The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

280 Group

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.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

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.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

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.

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 […].

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Top 5 Technical Skills Every Product Manager Should Know

UserVoice

While a technical background is a mandatory prerequisite for becoming a product manager, there are some technical skills worth having in your toolbox as a PM. Product Management

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.”

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.

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?’

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.

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.

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.

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 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 […].

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.

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

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

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?

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.

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 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.

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Lean Product Management Agile Best Practices Lean YouTube Video

Contradictions in the Craft of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product managers can encounter no end of contradictions as they drive for good outcomes for their products. What are these contradictions and how can product managers deal with them? I’m not claiming this is unique to product management, or even to corporate life.

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.

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

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Brandye Sweetnam, Director of Product Management at PayPal

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? What do you find most interesting about product management?

How do you Become a Product Manager?

Mind the Product

A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. I’ve done courses in related areas like software development, marketing and project management but hold almost no formal certifications. The post How do you Become a Product Manager?

Project Manager vs Product Manager

BrainMates

In the early days of a business, when it has very few employees, this is more of a constraint than a choice, but as the scope of each activity is generally small it can be manageable. OR, a project manager is expected to pick up Product Management activities. Time management.

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.