Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. product management salesThis 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 […].

Why women make great product managers

Product Management Unpacked

Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group , delivered the opening keynote to the 2016 Mind the Product Conference. All six of the examples he uses are women in product management. Irina Farooq, VP of Product at Kinetica. Being women in product.

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day. Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. Demand for product managers will not stop in the foreseeable future.

Launch Your Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Product Management Career

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

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 […].

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Product Managers

Spice Catalyst

Why Do You Need a Product Manager? There are various different inflection points in a business lifetime that drive the need to hire product management (PDM) resources.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. With Other Product People.

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

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When I’m in front of a class of product managers, product management hopefuls, or even those who started their role today – I can scan the room. That’s why we’ve introduced Certified Product Manager Online – Virtual Instructor Review. Product Management

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

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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? As my work progressed, I moved into Product Management where I get to live out my passion for building new products and services. Women in Product Management

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

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.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

Organise Around Products. In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio. Once you’ve identified the products, determine the skills required to manage each asset.

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. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. What is a Product Backlog? What Does a Typical Product Backlog Include?

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists. Define Clear Product Roles and Responsibilities.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Product Management Transparency

The Product Bistro

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

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. Women in Product Management

What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

Mind the Product

Smart candidates know they need to prepare thoroughly for their product management interviews. Do not go into a product management interview without preparing questions for your interviewer. Questions on the Product Management Organization and Company.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

Mind the Product

At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Indeed, this is the single most difficult feat in product management. Back to product management.

Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers? The pathway to a Product Management career isn’t clear. Earn an MS in Product Management.

Product Management – Simplified

The Product Bistro

Product Management in a nutshell Tons of ink has been spilled on the art (and science) of product management. Product management at its very core is: Identify a problem for some market segment […]. product management essentialsAbout methodologies, strategies, and the like. Grumbling about how the role varies, depending on the organization. Yada yada yada. Let’s simplify this.

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

Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

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This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product. what does it really mean to Product Managers? What is a Product Manager to do?

Just in Time Product Management

The Product Bistro

Product management is a discipline where there is an unending to-do list, a fixed amount of time in the day, and enough outside influencers to make even the best multi-tasker whither and die. Yet good product managers always appear to be in control of the situation. product management essentials

The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

Mind the Product

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions.

Product Management Mentorship, an Essential Career Tool

bpma ProductHub

by Lynne Levy – One of the most critical moments in my career as a product manager was when I was a junior product manager. I had emerged from a meeting with engineering where they tore my requirements apart, and became angry and emotional in the process.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

Product Management Mistakes

The Product Bistro

Being in the role for in extremely long time, I have uncovered a lot of truths, and hidden aspects of the expectations for the product manager. product management essentialsNow, I would like to discuss some of the common mistakes, misunderstandings, and outright WTF things that I see over and over again. From assumptions that we make, or […].

Product Management Truths – Redux

The Product Bistro

One of my more popular posts has been on the unwritten truths of Product Management. product management more truths truthsOriginally written over 5 years ago, that post covered many observations and self evident truths. Fast forward to 2018, and there are some additions to this list. Without further ado, I offer these observations: Whiz bang tools don’t make up […].

Product Management – the Mahi Way

Mind the Product

Learning about product management is not just restricted to the business ecosystem. The sporting world is one of the key platforms where you can gain valuable product management insights and see product leadership dynamics in action.

7 Product Management Lessons From Real Product Managers

ProductPlan

With broad, sometimes ambiguous responsibilities and high expectations, the product manager role is constantly evolving. Product managers are continuously learning new things and need to improve themselves (not just the products they manage) on a daily basis.

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

Who builds products for the product people? 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.

Product manager, problem finder

The Product Coalition

Moreover, you’ve got skills, you have that flare when speaking with customers and that passion for UX design, you know the product like anyone else and you seem to be the natural candidate to put out fires. Like all product managers, I fall in the built trap all the time.

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

I’ve been doing product management a long time, and over time my presentation skills have just naturally gotten more polished. In addition, I have been doing product management for years and I wrote a book on it.

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

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For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. Product Management Leadership Product Manager

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

What is the job of a product leader? How should a Head of Product, a VP of Product, or a Product Team Lead behave? Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games.