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

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

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Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Lean Product Management Agile Best Practices Lean YouTube Video

Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

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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.

The Secret Product Management Framework

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One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s Product manager =? Product Owner.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

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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 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.

What Product Managers Can Learn From Sailors

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As both a keen sailor and product manager, I have come to realise that there are some interesting lessons to be learnt from sailing that could also be usefully applied to product management. For product managers, being agile doesn’t mean no planning.

Women in Product Management: Tiffany Trent-Abram, VP Global Product Management at Transaction Network Services

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Tiffany Trent-Abram, VP Global Product Management at Transaction Network Services. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Product Analytics, Prioritization, and Decision-Making - What We Can Learn from Einstein and Drucker

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

As a Product Manager, a big part of your job will always be to balance which features to develop, and which to scrap. And sometimes the most important feature for selling your product is one that customers never end up using.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Ken Feehan

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Our third featured interview in this series is with Ken Feehan, who talks about how he broke into Product Management, what the most rewarding part of being a consultant is and how Product Managers can be more strategic.

How to Make Product Management for Enterprise Systems Work

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In my case, at Zalando , these are systems for fashion buying, supply chain management, inventory management and procure-to-pay processes (e.g. But building good enterprise systems is prone to failure, as author and product consultant Sam McAfee has recently pointed out.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Leslie Bixel

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Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant who discusses a number of Product Management issues. Product Managers are the hub for all the company functions contributing to bringing a great product to.[continue

3 Secrets to Successful Product Management

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Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of 280 Group and an author of 5 best-selling books including Product Management for Dummies. In this video he is going to share with everyone the three secrets to successful Product Management. Career Advancement Product Management

Assessment of Individual Product Manager Skills

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Bill is going to explain the basics of the Individual Skills Assessment for Product Managers. Often times at 280 Group we’ll have managers or director or VPs come to us and they’ll want to do an assessment of their team.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products.

Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

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Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations. The Horrible Non-working Product I accepted a job working on an incredibly innovative new product and was very excited.

Career Stories and Advice on Product Management and Product Marketing

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By Jennifer Gridley – Have you ever wondered how different people break into Product Management and why they stay? Would you like advice from great Product Managers on how to do the job well? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ve… Career Product Management Product MarketingAre you interested in sharing your story and advice with others?

What is Lean Product Management

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Greg Cohen is the author or Agile Excellence for Product Managers, and a Lean Product Management expert, as well as a consultant/trainer for 280 Group. In this video he answers one seemingly simple question: What is Lean Product Management?

New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

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Our New Product Management For Dummies Book is Now Officially Available We are proud to announce the release of the brand new Product Management For Dummies book, written by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure of the 280 Group. The Product Management For.[continue

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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.

How Going Part-Time Made me a Better Product Manager

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Part-time product manager roles are rare, but luckily I worked for an employer who was open to the idea. Here’s how it made me a better product manager. I became more efficient mainly in two ways: by removing distractions and by improving my time management. To improve my time management I planned at the start of the day, booking time in my own diary to complete key tasks each day. Empathy is a key trait of any good product manager.

Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

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Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The post Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Vivek Bedi – The Awesome Product Manager

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Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest. He has over 15 years’ product management experience, working for companies like Goldman Sachs, Sterling Backcheck, and now LearnVest. In his presentation, talks about LearnVest, the role of a product manager, and what he’s learned from his years as a product manager. A Great Product Manager. Vivek believes a huge part of being a product manager is being a strategic thinker.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

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Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. The post Coping with Product Manager Burnout appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Productivity

Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers Instead

Speaker: Steve Johnson, Founder and CEO, Under10 Playbook

Rather than departmental issues, these are product strategy issues. Yet many product managers and most product owners are too busy with tactical issues that they never come close to addressing these issues. Why product managers should obsess on problems, not solutions.

Product Management is Culture Management

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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.

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

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Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. Agile Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner Roles

Do Tech Skills Benefit a Product Manager?

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I have hired product managers for a while now, and worked with dozens. And since I come from a tech background, I have been asked many times (and I asked myself) if product managers should have some tech skills. I’ve even been asked by seasoned non-technical product managers if they should take a coding course. For a product manager a tech background means: You find it easier to define what is needed in terms that a dev team can easily understand.

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

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BPMA: How can product managers benefit from improved communication skills? Product managers have to communicate with many different people. BPMA: How can product managers improve their communication skills? Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions.

Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

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If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult.

Alpha Product Management Survey Results

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If you haven’t read it already, the Product Management Survey results from Alpha are well worth the read. You can download a copy of the Product Management Survey here. Here are a few key facts we found useful: 49% of Product Managers had graduate degrees.

The Importance of a Product Management Framework

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What is a Product Management Framework? In order to understand what a Product Management framework is, it’s helpful to understand the literal definition of a framework: a basic supporting structure that underlies a system or process.

Product Owner vs Product Manager

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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?

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. We can measure the project’s and program’s progress with a variety of product burnup charts. How to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

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.

Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

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Building products is amazing. To craft a product from scratch brings a range of feelings; from joy and pleasure to frustration and despair. I’ve been a startup founder – when I completely tanked my first foray building product.

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.

Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

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A friend, who’s recently become a product manager, asked me that recently. She’d inherited a technical product where the engineers already had a view of the direction and deliverables required. As a product manager, what should her role on the team be?