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?

Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

bpma ProductHub

by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic. Understanding the market better than all… Product Strategy

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.

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.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

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.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. It includes the product’s value proposition, market, stand-out features, and business goals. Do they impact your product?

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.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

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

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Why ProductCamp is so Valuable for Product Managers

Mind the Product

It reinforces that, in the product world, we all face similar challenges, regardless of our industry. The person who gets the call when things are not going so well is generally the product person on the team. The product role can be isolating, and ProductCamp shows me I’m not alone.

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?

Goals for 2019 – A Product Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mind the Product

As I think about my own growth, here are my resolutions to help me be a better product manager. #1 This isn’t confined to big product efforts; even small things, using my product mindset to explore a problem can open up multiple options to solve it.

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

280 Group

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?

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

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. Junior Product Manager. Product Manager. Senior Product Manager.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

280 Group

Late last year, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date, to learn more about the skill levels of product managers across the globe. We invited over 30,000 product managers to participate, and received nearly 4,000 responses.

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.

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 the name suggests, product-specific capabilities are limited to a single product or product portfolio.

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.

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.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” When I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. This didn’t sit well with the CTO because in reality he didn’t want a strategy, he wanted a plan.

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.

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.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Growth Mindset in Product Management

Roman Pichler

But with effort, resilience, and patience, as well as the guidance from others, I have managed to become a reasonably skilled writer. The same holds for product management: When you create a product strategy for the first time, for instance, you are likely to make plenty of mistakes.

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner? Part 2

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener Part 2: 5 Ways to Untangle the Mess In part 1 of this blog, I outlined the confusion between what a Product Manager does and what a Product Owner does. The difference and overlaps between product management and product ownership work illustrated how activities span both strategic and tactical product management. With… Product Strategy

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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.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” When I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. Product Management

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

280 Group

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 best product strategy and plan in the world isn’t going to succeed if you can’t collaborate with others to.[continue

Remote Product Management

The Product Coalition

Product managers act as the glue between multiple cross-functional teams and effective communication is the foundation of their success; from here the general sense that product managers can’t do their job productively unless they are co-located with their teams.

The Introverted Product Manager

ProductPlan

Can introverts be successful as product managers? In this article, I’ll discuss a few misconceptions about introversion that may discourage introverts from pursuing product. We posed the question “can introverts succeed in product management?”

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 ultimately dictates the frame of reference that your customers leverage when evaluating your product.

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.

SaaS product management

Street Smart Product Manager

It’s amazing how often product managers forget a simple, yet fundamental truth: Our job as product managers is not just to build features users want… Not just to prioritize the roadmap… Not just to spend time talking with customers… Not just to ensure a successful release… Those activities are important, of course. The post SaaS product management appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

Where Does Product Management Fit?

Product Management Unpacked

Recently a CEO asked me if the marketing department should include product management and marketing communications. His concern was that internet/digital marketing had become so complex and such a huge task that having the responsibility of both marketing communications and product management would be difficult. And while more and more organizations have separated their VP of Marketing and VP of Product Management roles, I am not sure that benefits the company.

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle. A few random thoughts inspired by this Rorschach test of product management concepts from sunk cost fallacy to intentionality.

Are you cut out for Product Management?

BrainMates

We know Product Management is a tough gig. So many articles have been written about this multifaceted, multidimensional role encouraging us to continue to fight the good Product fight. But what about quitting Product Management? Product Management

How Product Managers Measure Product-Market Fit

ProductPlan

This reality beckons startups and established firms to introduce new products that will scratch that itch and deliver satisfaction. Whether the products they offer (and the price they sell them for) match the demand is (part of) where product-market fit comes in.