Positioning for Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Positioning, while classically considered part of the marketing world, is absolutely essential for every product manager to understand. Positioning refers to the place that a brand occupies in the minds of customers and its perceived differentiation from its competitors.

The Importance of Product Positioning

280 Group

In this video 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is joined by Senior Consultant/Trainer, Tom Evans, who is a Product Management and Product Marketing expert.The topic is why good product positioning is so critical for your product and your messaging. Product Management Videos

Importance of Product Positioning

Spice Catalyst

This video illustrates why it is vital to properly position a product or service in the market. Spice Catalyst teaches how to go about doing product positioning in its Product Market Strategy and Positioning Workshops and online courses.

Powerful Product Positioning: Follow These Three Rules

Proficientz – Product Management University

Powerful product positioning usually boils down to the best story, which is not always the best product. Great positioning is centered on the aspirations of your target customers and why those aspirations are so important to their success.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

positive ROI,” writes Anne Moxie in a Nucleus Research. 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.

6 Product Positioning Strategies Misconceptions in a SaaS Business (and What You Can Do About Them)

Userpilot

When I started my first business 6 years ago (which has miraculously survived until this day) I didn’t even have a clue what “market or product positioning or product positioning strategies” were. Positioning is the context in which you present your product.

Crafting a Useful Positioning Statement

Actuation Consulting

A strong positioning statement is an important ingredient for success. In this post we share some tips for developing a well thought out positioning statement. What is a Positioning Statement? A well-crafted positioning statement brings together your overall value proposition with your positioning for a product. A Good Positioning Statement Framework. Four Essentials for a Useful Positioning Statement. Other Forms for Your Positioning Statement.

Positioning, messaging, and ownership

Under10 Playbook

Who defines product positioning? Product Management or Marketing Communications? Product managers are responsible for the features of the product and its positioning in the marketplace. Product Management defines the positioning and Marcom delivers the positioning.

Who Should Own Product Positioning?

Pragmatic Marketing

Product positioning is a key element of product management. Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves. Lately I’ve been thinking and talking about a new binary model for role definition: Product leaders (that is, product managers and product marketing managers) own problems; development and marketing teams own solutions. So how does this model impact product positioning ?

Positioning (and naming) in tiers

Under10 Playbook

I was running a positioning exercise with a team of product managers and VPs. ” Maybe that’s why so much of the positioning I see is industry gobbledygook : Marketers are trying to impress the leadership instead of the customer. See Positioning with Formulas.

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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.

How to Write & Format Your Resume For a Product Manager Position

The Product Coalition

Un)fortunately, Product Management is not really an entry-level job. Sure, there are some junior positions out there that can be reached with a few months’ experience and a prestigious certification. Resume Fails: Where Not to Begin Product Management is a popular career.

A positioning process that builds consensus

Messages that Matter

One of the most important goals of the positioning process I teach is to foster buy-in and consensus to the message strategy you create. You can achieve buy-in and consensus by involving as many stakeholders as is practical throughout the process and getting management approval at the end. PositioningThe best way to converge on the […].

Leaving a Job? 5 Keys to Leaving a Positive Last Impression

ProductPlan

5 Ways to Leave a Company with a Positive Last Impression. ProductPlan, for example, offers a solution used by thousands of marketers, product managers, and IT managers. customer success managers or account executives) is entirely within the realm of possibility. 5 Keys to Leaving a Positive Last Impression appeared first on.

Stress-Out Your Buyers (a little) For More Effective Product Positioning

Proficientz – Product Management University

Effective product positioning comes in many forms. For more effective product positioning, your bold headings, titles, themes, and leading statements should be something that every buyer would agree with, and worded in a way that causes buyers to relive their biggest headaches. What manager doesn’t have this issue? A short sentence explaining why each issue occurs enhances your credibility and offers the perfect setup to position your solution.

Using a Non-Revenue North Star Metric

Speaker: Ashley Carroll, Partner, Social Capital

Dear Strategy: 049 Positioning Yourself in a Red Ocean

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale, President of the product management and product strategy training company Sequent Learning Networks , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “Which approach or tool should I use for defining the positioning strategy in a Red Ocean?”. The post Dear Strategy: 049 Positioning Yourself in a Red Ocean appeared first on Dear Strategy Podcast.

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?’

B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019 is now available. If your perception of portfolio management is that it’s more advanced or involved than traditional product management, it may be time to reconsider. Blog: High-Octane Product Management.

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

Mind the Product

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.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

At the same time, product managers are responding to. development of components, project management. position of either rejecting your users’ needs or ripping out. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

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.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

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.

B2B Product Manager Magazine December 2018

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine December 2018 is now available. If that theme resonates, a portfolio approach to managing, marketing and selling your products is the key to success. Blog: High-Octane Product Management. Product Management Playbook.

B2B Product Manager Magazine November 2018

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine November 2018 is now available. As Proficientz begins year 18, our customer success framework for managing, marketing and selling solutions is still the only one of its kind. Blog: High-Octane Product Management. Product Management Playbook.

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.

How to take a new offering to market

Lead on Purpose

Creating new products and … Continue reading → Learning Market-driven Product Management service market strategy product research positioning pricing offering marketing planWe live in a great time where, in most of the world, you can invent a new product or service and—with the appropriate up-front work—earn money from the value it creates for customers. This is remarkable!

How does David Fradin deal with cross-functional politics in a product management role?

Spice Catalyst

If you want to know more about my courses and my experience in the field of product management, please Schedule [ ] The post How does David Fradin deal with cross-functional politics in a product management role?

Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially

Mind the Product

This first post covers Positioning Documents, which I bought to Onfido from Pragmatic Marketing training, and Line of Business Meetings, which Kevin brought with him. The Positioning Document and Line of Business meeting act as communication devices. Positioning Document.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

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.

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. Progress is a feeling that your time and effort is actually moving you towards positive goals.

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

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.

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

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?

Product Management Priorities When Top Line Growth Hits a Wall

Proficientz – Product Management University

What should product management’s priorities be when your company’s growth hits the wall? Here are five key initiatives that product management should lead the charge on to generate more short-term revenue and drive more long-term growth.

How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

Mind the Product

Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures. We have to be able to build empathy with our stakeholders and understand their motivations in order to foster positive relationships.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

280 Group

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

Product Management Transparency

The Product Bistro

Transparency – (noun), an image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector. product management essentialsIf 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, […].

A Product Manager’s Guide to Saying no

Mind the Product

As a product manager you have to say no to stakeholders, a lot. Find out how to master the art of saying no with empathy, so you can maintain positive relationships and stop all those zombie ideas from haunting you. So you say those four magic product-manager words that will get everyone off your case… “It’s on the backlog.”. You’d forgotten about John’s ideas until you get a call from your customer account manager.

Women in Product Management: Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management? I have a deep level of curiosity and love figuring out how and why things work, testing out new ideas and then positioning them in the market place. What do you like the most about product management?