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?

How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

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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.

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.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

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.

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

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.

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?

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, product designer and author Gretchen Anderson shares her thoughts and experiences of collaboration as she discusses the impact of teamwork on businesses.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

280 Group

Vision Built on Uncertainty When I started my career as a young programmer I was tasked with bug fixing as a way to learn the code base….I Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. Product Management Productivity

Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

280 Group

Do I Really Need a Product Vision Statement? When you do the math on how many team members you have this leads to an astounding number of decisions that are being made daily around your product. Product Management Product Strategy Messaging Vision

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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.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? We have some great mental models in product management. Who the product is for (the market).

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.

What is product vision?

The Product Coalition

A clear product vision helps making decisions so your product ends up where you want it to be. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”?— Jonathan Swift Every product starts with a vision. A strong product vision applies focus.

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Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

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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.

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.

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.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

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.

The biggest challenge for product managers?

Mind the Product

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. The Big Takeaway: We Don’t Know Whether We’re Building the Right Products.

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.

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management. Provide Vision and Clarity.

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.

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

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. This is particularly important in large-scale organisations or when you build a customer-facing product.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. Honestly, I did very little of what I teach as Product Management now either. I wasn’t called a Product Manager until I bailed out of that and landed in a startup.

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide

The Product Bistro

Last month, at the SVPMA ‘s monthly meeting it was a treat to have Steven Haines, a luminary in the field of product management to conduct a cross functional product team meeting role play. Good depth, and great advice, even for late career product managers.

Women in Product Management: Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into Product Management? I switched into product management by a stroke of luck four months out of college. I received some good advice from someone who thought product management would be a good career for me.

How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few. But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity.

Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

Mind the Product

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?

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision

UserVoice

While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision.

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This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management

6 common mistakes product managers should avoid

Craft.io

There are few professions where mistakes are part of the process as much as they are in product development. That said, there are specific oversights many product managers are prone to. That’s why the best product strategy focuses on the problem, not the solution.