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. Product Management

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Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. [.]

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.

User-Centered Development: The Importance of User Empathy to Build the Right Thing

Speaker: Jesse Walker, Product Manager at Canva

As product managers, our primary focus should always be on creating value for our users. When you add the complexities of working in a fast-moving organization, we can sometimes lose sight of the forest for the trees. Join Jesse Walker, Product Manager at Canva, as he shares tips on how to build user empathy into everything you build.

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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.

Handling Product Management Burnout

The Product Coalition

mental-health life-lessons burnout mental-health-awareness product-management6 ways to save your burning PM soul. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Nicole Francis, Director of Product Management at Paycor

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Nicole Francis, Director of Product Management at Paycor. How did you get into product management? I naturally evolved from the Business Analyst role into product management.

Product Management is Relationship Management

The Product Coalition

There are countless methodologies, processes, and tools for product management. The product management toolbox continues to grow, which is a recognition of the importance of the craft and work, but nothing in product management is more important than great relationships.

How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.

Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

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This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years. Product Management

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 ».

Essential KPIs for data-driven product managers

Mind the Product

Taking into consideration various performance indicators can be essential in providing managers with the necessary data to identify this. Read more » The post Essential KPIs for data-driven product managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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?

How To Design Your Next Roadmap with Data-Driven Pit Stops Masterclass

Speaker: Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at eBay

Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at Design My Trips, knows just how to help you generate value from your data. She will walk you through a data-driven roadmap designed to increase your workflow during your decision-making process.

How I applied my Product Management skills in my transition to people manager

Mind the Product

After seven years working in product, I had the opportunity to become People Manager. Read more » The post How I applied my Product Management skills in my transition to people manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using

Nir Eyal

The post Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

Managing misaligned stakeholders

Mind the Product

It’s, therefore, up to product managers to figure out a way to [.] Read more » The post Managing misaligned stakeholders appeared first on Mind the Product. Stakeholder Management Video Prioritised Members' Content

Planning in Product Management

The Product Coalition

strategy planning product-development empowerment product-managementHow Holistic Thinking and Strategy Alignment Can Help Our Products Deliver Value Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

SUNDAY REWIND: Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

Mind the Product

This Sunday, we’re back in 2018, and this post from Kristen Berman: Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the webinar, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? Are Product Managers both Traditional and Agile? Secondly, is an Agile Product Manager a Product Owner? The same holds true for a Product Manager.

8 Reasons Why Brand Managers Need Formal Product Marketing Training

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That’s why the Brand Manager is one of the highest-ranking individuals within an organization, and only experienced candidates are considered for this role. There is considerable overlap between the responsibilities of Brand Managers and Product Marketing Managers (PMM).

B2B Product Manager September 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager September 2021. The highest performing product management teams know the market as well or better than they know their products. A regular cadence of job rotation is an easy way to keep the product management cupboard stocked with market expertise.

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Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

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

Why you need to know about different product manager types

Mind the Product

Have you ever heard a product management talk from another Universe? It’s when you realize that your product management world is in another universe from the speaker’s one. Product Management Career Becoming Product Manager product manager role

Four Key Product Management Lessons from a Product Manager at Mailchimp

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. We asked Kendrick to weigh in on four key questions: What are some of the most common challenges faced in product management?

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

Product Management Unpacked

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

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon to Turning Your Data into Meaning

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Your end-user is important to your product’s development. However, this begs the question: “How do I tell if what I'm hearing from a customer is a need or 'just' a want?” Storytelling is critical for turning data into meaning and can be used for simple decision-making. In this session, Nils Davis will walkthrough a powerful model of what makes a great story.

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 […].

Heuristic and Holistic Product Management

The Product Coalition

holistic strategy risk-management product-management heuristicsHow Working Heuristically and Thinking Holistically Can Help Our Products Deliver Value Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Lessons learned from managing internal products

Mind the Product

Read more » The post Lessons learned from managing internal products appeared first on Mind the Product. Building Product Teams Guest Post Product Management Process Product Management Tools Product teams

Empowerment in Product Management

The Product Coalition

empowerment management-and-leadership product-management product product-ownerHow Empowering Our Teams Leads To Our Products Becoming More Valuable Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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.

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.

Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves. The post Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham appeared first on Mind the Product.

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4 Lessons from Product Management Experts

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. Meet our product management experts. Ian Hassard , Senior Manager of Product Management at Auth0. Product Management

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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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?