The Secret Product Management Framework

PM Hardcore

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.”

Managing Product Teams for Success

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I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Managers struggle with teams asking to be left alone to achieve their outcome because the teams don’t have a history of delivering on outcomes. The Power of Managing Product Teams by Outcomes.

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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.

Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

The post Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code appeared first on MindTheProduct. Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Role code coding marketing Product product management role Product Manager Skills startups team leadership

Product Management is Culture Management

Mind the Product

Or “ How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you “ Product management has two diversity problems. And then there’s me, their Russian product manager who was born in Poland, raised in Russia, and then studied in Japan.

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

To do a great job as a product manager or product owner, you require two skills sets: product-specific and generic ones. As product-specific skills are crucial, I find that many product managers and product owners strive to develop these capabilities.

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. But, what happens in organizations that already have product managers?

10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

I’ve started working on an online course on “writing for product managers.” These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall. Product Management writingTips for writing. (CC

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

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Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. The post Three Superpowers of a Product Manager appeared first on MindTheProduct.

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

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Being a product manager is not easy. Here we’ve picked out some nuggets of product management wisdom from nine product managers and business leaders. Debunking the notion that product managers are CEOs of the product, he emphasizes that they are more of a team leader.

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

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When Ben Horowitz wrote his groundbreaking memo good product manager, bad product manager nearly 20 years ago he described a product manager as the CEO of the product. A product manager ultimately has a CEO behind them somewhere, and can always pass the buck.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? We have some great mental models in product management. Product Management mental models

The Evolution of a Product Manager – Josh McWilliam

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In Josh’s Product Tank NYC presentation, he explains his evolution as a product manager. What is a Product Manager? Josh openly admits that he has struggled at times to truly define the role of product manager. How do you Become a Truly Scalable Product Manager?

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

PM Hardcore

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. Where are we now in the product management discipline?

How do I get into Product Management?

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The Path to Product Management. By John Zilch – I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking question posted on the Boston Product Management Association group page. Justin asked: “Is an MBA a pre-requisite for Product Management?”

Training to be a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named Jim Lindstrom on my first day and asked to shadow him. I knew by the end of the first week that product management was the job I’d been looking for since graduating from college.

Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type of which can either be controlled or skidding along thin ice.

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

Mind the Product

The role of product management is becoming more and more important inside media companies. Some of them are looking to Silicon Valley for inspiration, and the role of product management in particular. Translating Product Management Into Culture.

Product Management is About Making Mistakes

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, I met a product manager of a company who was leading a freemium model product, with some success. The product manager measured the results, and astonishingly, the conversion increased by nearly 20%. The product manager did not understand.

Writing For Product Managers: Readability Is More Persuasive

PM Hardcore

In my Writing Tips for Product Managers post I suggested making your writing more readable. We know that having a well-articulated value proposition is a great best practice, but we know lots of companies that manage to do without them, at least initially.

The Challenge of Managing – and Communicating – Customer Insights

Mind the Product

As a product manager, navigating the deep waters of information overload requires an acute awareness of politics, an understanding of methodology, and solid communication skills. When developing products, customer insight is vital to understanding the critical question: where are we going?

Product Management for Dummies

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Whether you’re new to product management, want to add to your skills, are hiring product managers, or creating a product management process this book has something for you. Product Management For Dummies by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure.

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Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. We’ve got our job title, we’ve got our space in the organisation, and we’ve got our seat at the management team table? Product management simply doesn’t lend itself to the status quo.

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Tony introduces the Outcome Driven Innovation (ODI) Job Map which allows product managers to define, size, research, and locate the market and which forms a predictive model for the future growth and evolution of solutions in your marketplace.

Mental Models for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As product managers, our mental models drive our decision-making, the way we communicate and collaborate with others, and how we prioritize. As a product manager looking for ways to be more effective, having more mental models is a great start. What are Mental Models?

Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

Mind the Product

We can’t help with a healthier lifestyle but we can help you level up your product management career! ProductCamp is a great opportunity to learn from, teach to, and share with other passionate product managers.

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The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

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Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. He calls this talk “a note to self for my future endeavours” but is packed with insights to help you hack your own output as an effective product manager.

The Simple Guide to Product Management

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In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager. For new and aspiring product managers, that can be a challenge.

Developing Product Management Confidence

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These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

Finding Flow in Your Product Management Career

Mind the Product

A few years ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts about working as a consultant in product management. Throughout this time I’ve continued to hear from product managers who read those original posts and are curious about taking that step into freelance.

Product Lifecycle Management – Beyond the Early Adopter

Mind the Product

Craig Strong , VP of Product Lifecycle Management at Pearson, talks about the work they have done to evolve their product lifecycle management and the key learnings that have taken place along the way.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

I find that mindfulness is particularly helpful for product managers and product owners. As product managers and owners, we are prone to overcommitting and taking on too much work. It can be tempting to task switch as a product manager or owner—to jump from one task to the next.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

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In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Contributed by John Mansour.

Podcast: What is Product Management?

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Tom & I tackled the issue of product management roles, titles, and responsibilities. Tom writes, This episode features Steve Johnson, a thought leader, speaker, and product management consultant. Steve has some great things to share with us about Product Management.

Five Essential Steps for Getting into IoT Product Management

Mind the Product

You want to get into IoT product management, but where do you start? To succeed in this new technological era, companies from small startups to huge enterprises are realizing they need a solid IoT product strategy and they need product managers to help in this area.

Product Manager Salary Statistics

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The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is? The importance of Product Managers is on the rise.

Powering to Success as a Product Manager

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Powerful Product Manager Keys. The post Powering to Success as a Product Manager appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing

Changing Lanes – Becoming a Platform Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. I quickly found that I needed to become a platform product manager. Our content management system is a platform that is used by web sites to build their content.