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.

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.

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.

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.

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

3 Trends in Financial Services that Product Managers Must Tackle by Upskilling

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Download the Brief: Industry Trends in Financial Services with Product Management Transformation. Let’s discuss three important trends that upskilling can help Product Managers at FSPs navigate in 2021 and beyond. #1: Today’s Product Managers can’t sit idle. Product Management

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.

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

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.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). How did you get into product management? That is where product management came in.

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.

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.

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. What Does a Product Manager Do? Manages the product lifecycle.

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?

B2B Product Manager June 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager June 2021 Issue. When you look at the maturity curve for your product management team, don’t focus so much on the skills they have. Plus, a few easy chip shots on improving sales effectiveness and a free course on managing product enhancements the easy way.

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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 ».

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

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?” What is a Product Manager? What is a Project Manager?

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

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 […].

Resilient Management: AMA with Lara Hogan

Mind the Product

In this AMA session for MTP Leader members Lara Hogan, author, public speaker, and coach, provided insights on how leaders can manage product teams in the tech industry. Read more » The post Resilient Management: AMA with Lara Hogan appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

The Most Powerful Phrase in the Product Manager Vocabulary

The Product Bistro

The most powerful 3 words in a Product Manager's vocabulary is "It's My Fault." product managementThe blame game should not be in your toolbox, you own the product, act like it. Your team will thank you.

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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Solving the right problem — The importance of design thinking in product management.

Product Management Unpacked

“The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem” – Peter Drucker. Maybe the Product Manager was under budgetary or time constraints.

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

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.

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 […].

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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Product Marketing Manager Salary [2021 Data]

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Status of the Job 2021: Product Marketing Manager. As organizations scrambled to innovate and deliver tools and technologies that enabled digital transformation, Product Marketing Managers moved into the spotlight. What is a Product Marketing Manager?

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success. Product Managemen

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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.

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.

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

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to the report, “abstract roles — typically in management, technology or finance — tend to require more formal education and skills such as creativity, persuasion, intuition and problem solving.”. However, AI is not only evolving the role of a product manager.

A case study – measuring product manager success at Printify

Mind the Product

In this post, Lauri, senior product manager at Printify, shares some insights on how success is measured at Printify, one of the fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplaces in the world. You will learn tips and techniques that you can apply to your daily product management practices.

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.