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.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. What does it mean for us as product managers?

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. Product Marketing.

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.

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

At the same time, product managers are responding to. products, according to Logi’s 2017 State of Embedded. a trusted partner without the limitations that most out-of- the-box products have. development of components, project management. software products.

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.

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, […].

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.

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.

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.

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 Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

Join us for our webinar on July 26th, Becoming Expert: Are you the Product Leader your team needs? When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings. In fact, Product Managers are more likely to have meetings with folks outside of product management as inside it.

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

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

After a few well-received presentations to senior executives, a few colleagues at my new company asked me, based on the positive effect I got, “Can you give us some tips on persuasion?”. In addition, I have been doing product management for years and I wrote a book on it.

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.

Using a Non-Revenue North Star Metric

Speaker: Ashley Carroll, Partner, Social Capital

In this session, we’ll look beyond revenue as the primary metric in product analytics. How to have a great product despite being under-monetized. This special event will show you how to embrace unconventional metrics to your product's benefit.

Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

Mind the Product

Since it’s still a relatively new role, there’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. Associate Product Manager. This is an entry-level position, for someone who is brand new to the role. Junior Product Manager.

Amazon Product Managers Prepare For War With Walmart Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

The product managers at Amazon are going to have to sharpen their skills and review their product development definition in order to go into battle with the product managers at Walmart. As product managers it is always exciting when giants collide.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

It’s the expectation of a positive outcome”. These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

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. Your products have no relevance until you can tell buyers why they need them — in their language! Ultimately, products are nothing more than proof points.

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.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it. Product managers must think strategically about their skill sets and address their weakest areas to give their products the best chance of success. We will explain why these three skills are important to product managers and offer some tips to improve. When product managers underperform in key skill areas, their teams and products suffer.

Dissecting Product Management Job Titles

BrainMates

Anytime the topic of Product Management roles and responsibilities is discussed, you can guarantee that you’ll elicit excitable responses and conflicting opinions. The spectrum of job titles and descriptions used to describe the work of Product Management is so broad and varied.

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.

Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

Mind the Product

A good product manager generally has a keen instinct for human behavior. However, the best product managers have learned how to incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than just relying on instinct. A Good Behavioral Product Manager Applies Basic Human Behavior Principles to Product Principles. They assume the user prioritizes their product as much as they do. The product must work hand-in-hand with the copy.

Would-Be Product Manager’s Instruction Manual

Product Management Unpacked

People often describe a product manager as “CEO of the Product.” This sounds appealing, but the reality is that product managers don’t have a CEO’s level of authority over everyone who contributes to making a product successful. Product.

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.

Time in a Product Management Role

The Product Bistro

Recently, I was asked a relatively benign question: “How long should I stay in a Product Management role?” While the person asking it was relatively new in a position and another, more attractive offer is in the works, it caused me to pause and reflect. product management essentialsNot to make light of the young lady’s concern that […].

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management. IT Solutions = Products. These are products. Positioning.

The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

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.

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.

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. Cultural homogeneity in product teams is dead, welcome cultural diversity. Product managers should be a cultural “glue” for the teams.

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.

How to Get More Product Management From Your Product Managers

Proficientz – Product Management University

The same philosophy applies to the product management function. Here are three steps to help you get more product management from your product managers. Product revenue, customer references and a fat sales pipeline make for a fun business.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

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.

Is Contract Product Management as Scary as it Sounds?

Mind the Product

There aren’t many fixed-term contract roles for product managers in the UK. The Wellcome Trust – a charitable foundation with 500 staff and a website team of 35 – has had a product management structure for two years and employs five full-time product managers. Last year it decided to hire a product manager on a fixed-term contract to lead the development of a new product. Fears of Contract Product 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.

10 Online Communities Product Managers Should Join

ProductPlan

As product managers, there are some things we just have to learn through experience. You’ll never know what it really feels like to present your product roadmap to your executive staff, for example, until you call that meeting and do it. The Product Stack.

Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags.

Hiring for ‘culture’ in a product manager

The Product Coalition

Hiring for ‘cultural fit’ in a product manager This year I spent a fair amount of time hiring product managers. Outcomes can be tested by their demonstration and ability to articulate clear metrics and KPIs that they use for their current product.