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 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

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.

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.

Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham

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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 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 ».

Productivity for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

What are the best productivity hacks for Product Managers Continue reading on Product Coalition ». task-management productivity product-management productivity-hacks

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.

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 […].

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 to Manage Product Managers

ProductCraft

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” The post Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders 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.

Product Management Certificate vs Certification — What’s the Difference?

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Product Manager now ranks #4 on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs of America for 2020. So, it’s not surprising that over the past few years we’ve seen the number of product management training courses and content available explode. Product Manager Certificates. Product Management

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

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” The post Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders appeared first on Mind the Product.

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

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.

Voice of the Customer (VoC) Guide for Product Managers [+Template]

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Therefore, VoC is one of the most fundamental responsibilities in Product Management. Yet, as I survey Product Managers that I work with, they consistently acknowledge that PMs don’t do enough VoC activities. How Does Voice of the Customer Impact Product Management?

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 […].

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.

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?

Webinar Survey 2021 Product Management Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for product management professionals. Here at Product Management Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Product Management Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Run a Business, not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

The role of a product manager has evolved significantly over the past 20 years. In today’s Agile world, product managers are expected to be leaders in market knowledge, strategy, organizational enablement, etc. Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express complex concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is critical, but it is often an overlooked discipline. Executives, Board Members, and Customer economic buyers see the world through numbers and visualizations. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in understanding customer problems and pain points.