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.

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?’

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.

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

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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.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How do you Become a Product Manager?

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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?

Product Management: Leading by Trust

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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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

The Secret Product Management Framework

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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.”

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day. Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. According to McKinsey, product managers are cited as top talent priorities for CEOs.

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 […].

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

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What does it mean for us as product managers? What does it mean for us as product managers? Secondly, as great product managers are also great capacity builders for their teams, you should start looking for opportunities that AI can present for your 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.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

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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.

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

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: Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Rosa Welton, Director of Product Management at ServiceNow. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management?

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

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Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Do your Product Managers have a deep understanding of customer needs?

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Product Managers

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Why Do You Need a Product Manager? There are various different inflection points in a business lifetime that drive the need to hire product management (PDM) resources.

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

Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

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by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic.

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.

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.

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about product management is because I believe good product practice significantly underpins happiness in organisations. This may be the largest area of impact for product manager in an organisation. Product managers are so central.

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

Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

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He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Fareed talks about railroad manager Daniel McCallum , the founder of management principles and inventor of the first modern organization chart.

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. Who builds products for the product people?

Product Management Transparency

The Product Bistro

product management essentialsTransparency – (noun), an image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector. If you are as old as I am, you remember printing your powerpoint slides to transparency film to be used on an overhead projector during presentations. It was a dark time. However, […].

Stuck in the Middle With Product Managers

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson made famous the diagram below, showing how product managers are at the cross-section of business, tech, and UX (by the way, I’m not implying any of these groups are clowns or jokers). We product managers are normally the people who get the heat when things go wrong.

Skilled Product Leaders Can Manage Business Disruptions

Product Management Unpacked

Why hire a product leader to manage business disruption? Product leaders need to manage business disruptions acting as problem-solvers who also anticipate future problems and solutions. Product Management Skills product leaders manage business disruptions

How to Become a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

Exploring how to become a Product Manager? The role of Product Manager is one of the top ten hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid too. One way of becoming a product manager is to earn an MS in Product Management.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

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We see this all the time in our product management classes, where one student is able to help another based on their knowledge and expertise. What are the strongest Product Management skills? Domain knowledge makes sense as a high score for a product manager. Product Management