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.

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. I would ask my manager, a trusted peer and mentor. For those who are new to Product Management, invest in time to lean to speak clearly. I have a manager who does not communicate information.

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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.

Product Management Stock

The Product Bistro

A topic that often comes up is where to find new product managers, and often people with certain titles are mentioned. product managementBut there are other important or more important) considerations.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

Mind the Product

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction! The post Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage appeared first on Mind the Product. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets.

Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

How to Manage Product Managers

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Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. ” Clayton Christensen (for more great PM lessons from Clayton, read 8 lessons product managers can learn.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). How did you get into product management? Women in Product Management

What is Digital Product Management?

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Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? Today’s Mainstream Product Manager. First, let’s recap the role of the Product Manager , which has become increasingly mainstream, and somewhat standardized – initially in tech companies, and steadily more pervasively – over the past 20 years. The Product Management role is very broad and has significant business impact. The Origins of Digital Product Management. Product Management for “Digital” Products.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

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Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. It’s often said that a Product Manager has a more inbound focus, while a Product Marketing Manager has a more outbound focus. At 280 Group, we like to put it this way: The Product Manager is responsible for putting the right product on the shelf.

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

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

7 Best MBA Programs for Product Management

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While all MBA programs provide business fundamentals, there are a few programs that offer specialized content in Product Management. Below is a list of our favorite MBA programs for Product Managers. Best MBA Programs for Product Managers. #1: Product Management

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. How did you get into product management? And that turned into a product management role. Women in Product Management

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

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 […].

280 Group Proudly Announces New & Innovative Digital Product Management Course

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Based on real-world practice and success, the Digital Product Management Course provides the right knowledge, tools, and techniques to help Product Managers excel and innovate in today’s digital world. Digital Product Management is here to stay. Product Management

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

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We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards ! Product Management Today (by Boston Product Management Association) brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders.

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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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.

Forecasting – A Product Management Task

The Product Bistro

The role of Product Management brings many responsibilities, some great, some awful, and many that are just “there” One of the “there” responsibilities is forecasting. Being at the center of the organization, Product Management is the logical focal point for this activity, even though it requires input from groups outside their control. product management essentials

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 […].

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar. How did you get into product management? But to be a good Product Manager, you need to understand the customer.

The Fearless Product Manager, by Swapna Malekar

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In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Swapna Malekar, Senior Product Manager at RBC shares some insight into the makeup of a fearless product manager. The post The Fearless Product Manager, by Swapna Malekar appeared first on Mind the Product.

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 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. For more information on how product managers and product owners collaborate on the backlog, check out Agile for Product Managers and Product Owners Training. This can make ideal product backlog management difficult.

Paradoxes of Product Management

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 —  @ant_murphy Product Management is complex. Complex because it’s situational which makes being a good Product Manager about being adaptive. So here are 18 paradoxes of Product Management that I, like many of you, face daily.

Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. The post Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops appeared first on Mind the Product.

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

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We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards ! Product Management Today (by Boston Product Management Association) brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders.

Iterate Your Way to a Top Analytics Product Experience

Speaker: Richard Cheng, Associate Product Manager, Mark43

Mark43 is on a mission to bring public safety data management into the 21st century. To fix traditionally paper-heavy and error-prone processes, they needed a secure and easy-to-use product experience that simplified and unified crime data collection and management. Haarthi Sadasivam, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Looker will join the conversation on best practices.

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?” Today I want to tackle this question, but also talk more about the vital relationship between Product Managers and Project Managers that can make both successful in their roles. What is a Product Manager? What is a Project Manager?

Technical Women Are Software Managers

Johanna Rothman

One of my reviewers for the Modern Management Made Easy books asked a fascinating question: I've never seen this many women in management or in senior leadership positions. And, the managers? Not an even 50-50 split, but many more women managers than in the US.

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. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. Read The Phenomenal Product Manager Book.

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

Mind the Product

They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company.

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker. He will give the "meta" perspective from a practitioner who is building products that anybody, including product managers, can use to access, analyze, and act on data to make important decisions. Who builds products for the product people?

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.” The first box in the Secret Product Management Framework. Product manager =? And indeed, as a product manager “product” is where you spend a lot of your time, typically.

Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

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Becoming Certified demonstrates you are committed to the product management discipline and gives you professional credibility in your field. It’s about both the typically stronger skills and passion for learning and improvement that hiring managers find in these candidates.

A Guide to Breaking Into Product Management

Mind the Product

I’m a product manager with more than 10 years’ experience in digital products, but I wasn’t always in Product. As a former marketer, I wanted to write a guide for professionals aiming to make a successful jump into product management and now I have. The post A Guide to Breaking Into Product Management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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

Product Manager's Dilemna

Should Product Managers be pragmatic or idealistic?