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 T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

To do a great job as a product manager or product owner, you require two skills sets: product-specific and generic ones. As product-specific skills are crucial, I find that many product managers and product owners strive to develop these capabilities.

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Managing Product Teams for Success

Product Talk

I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Managers struggle with teams asking to be left alone to achieve their outcome because the teams don’t have a history of delivering on outcomes. The Power of Managing Product Teams by Outcomes.

Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

Mind the Product

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. What is Product Management?

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions.

Who are Product Managers? Infographic

280 Group

What do Product Managers do? Product managers can work on a myriad of items be it: Software Hardware Cloud Services Or even Professional Services Many people say that even within the products they work on, there are a number of different kinds of product managers.

Should You Be A Product Manager?

PM Hardcore

Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager. The post Should You Be A Product Manager?

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.

Product Management is Culture Management

Mind the Product

Or “ How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you “ Product management has two diversity problems. And then there’s me, their Russian product manager who was born in Poland, raised in Russia, and then studied in Japan.

Product Portfolio Management: Success at Scale

Mind the Product

Product management can be hard enough, but when you scale beyond more than one product, product portfolio management is a critical tool to prioritise between multiple products, ensure resources are assigned to the right products, and that you have a pipeline of new product ideas ready to grow.

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.

How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few. But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity.

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. But, what happens in organizations that already have product managers?

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. The post Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

The post Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code appeared first on MindTheProduct. Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Role code coding marketing Product product management role Product Manager Skills startups team leadership

What Does The Internet Of Things Mean To Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

How will product managers deal with the Internet of Things? What’s a product manager to do in order to get ready for a change like this? Uber product managers really have something to add to their product manager resume. The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated.

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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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.

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

280 Group

Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. The post Coping with Product Manager Burnout appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Productivity

Managing an Existing Product: Day 1

Under10 Playbook

An important skill for a product manager is the ability to parachute into an existing product and land on your feet. I’ve been in product management for over ten years and have parachuted into several existing products, all in different industries. Adjacent product managers.

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SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

Roadmunk

So as product managers, knowing how to manage only traditional, on-premises software no longer cuts it. SaaS product managers) to find out how their role differs from an “old-school” software PM—and more importantly, what it really takes to be a SaaS PM. Title: Product Manager.

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. Product Management Leadership Product Manager

How to Break into Product Management

Under10 Playbook

At many of the meetups I attend around New York City, I meet aspiring product people, people in other functions that want to break into product management. I get asked how to become a product manager all the time. A good product manager should be curious about everything.

How to Onboard Junior Product Managers for Success

UserVoice

As your product management team grows, you will inevitably bring on some more junior product managers. Some may have a couple of years under their belt, while others may be fresh out of school or recent converts from engineering, design, analysis, or project management.

Tactical. Operational. Strategic. The Three Rungs on the Product Management Career Ladder

UserVoice

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.

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Hiring a Product Manager: A Little Clarity Goes a Long way

Mind the Product

I realized I needed a good way to explain what it had taken me a while to see in the world of product management. As a product manager, I have a bias: I identify as a “UX-focused product manager” But I thought this was just a “me” thing. I also mentor a product manager.

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Product Management at General Assembly

Product Manager in Heels

I just wrapped up teaching a 10-week Product Management course at General Assembly in Boston, and it was an amazing experience. The 24-student class had people in Product Management roles, people launching products of their own and people hoping to get into Product Management.

Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

Mind the Product

For a product manager, managing your platform is different from managing your product. Platform product managers must think about longer-term roadmaps, manage multiple stakeholders – including developers – and keep the big picture in mind.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. Honestly, I did very little of what I teach as Product Management now either. I wasn’t called a Product Manager until I bailed out of that and landed in a startup. Product Manager is the job.

10 Great Questions Product Managers Should ask Customers

Mind the Product

The post 10 Great Questions Product Managers Should ask Customers appeared first on Mind the Product. Customer Research Product Management Characteristics Product Management Skills User Research Culture Product Management Role Product PlanningYou can get a lot of helpful insight from the perspective of a customer, just simply by asking the right questions.

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.

7 Ways Product Managers Can Counter Experience Bias

UserVoice

No one comes to a product management job as a blank slate. Product ManagementEven if it’s an entry-level position, you must have done something beforehand to merit a company handing the fate of a feature or product over to you.

25 must-read product management articles

Roadmunk

Throughout my career as both a product manager and startup founder, there’s been one severely underrated skill I credit for much of my success—and that’s reading. Here’s my list of favorite online posts for product managers. Maker’s schedule, manager’s schedule.

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 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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Women in Product Management Series: Sarah Gaeta, VP and General Manager at Tivo

280 Group

As a continuation on our series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sarah Gaeta, currently VP and General Manager in Software and Services at Tivo. Career Advancement Product Management Leadership Product Manager

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesTesla Agile Development: Version 8.0

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Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

280 Group

If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult.