Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

Ken Kranseler

Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today.

Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

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One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations. Read more » The post Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Key Differences Between the Role of a Product Manager in Startups vs. Large Enterprises

Product Management Unpacked

Companies of all sizes across industries are looking to hire product managers. With this in mind, company culture, resources and the specific demands of different roles probably play a big part in your decision to take a product management position at a company.

Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company.

Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

The classic product story goes like this: A small team puts a great idea to work. Said idea becomes a wildly successful app. Team makes lots of money and attracts talent from all over the globe, quickly dotting the map with international offices. In a matter of years, a very small company becomes a global superpower. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability. If a product can't withstand a growing user base and diverse team, it'll never leave the think tank. Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and the perspective to scale your product. Join Dustin Smith, Senior Product Manager of the Innovation Incubator at Indeed, and learn how to scale your product for greatness.

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

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Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” Founders at early stage startups [.]. The post Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders appeared first on Mind the Product.

Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” Founders at early stage startups [.]. The post Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders appeared first on Mind the Product.

Why Product Managers Are So Important

Product Management Unpacked

“Crossing the Chasm” author on how user-experience design has driven product management from product-focused development to fostering customer engagement. It’s all about starting with the experience and ending with the product rather than starting with the product,” Moore says.

A product managers’ dilemma in pursuing a career in startups versus large corporations

Mind the Product

One of the most typical difficulties that a Product Manager faces is deciding whether to work for a startup or a larger organisation in order to advance their career. Let's go over the characteristics of a Product Management function in both startups and larger businesses. [.]

Can Lean Product Management Help Startups Build Strong Products?

The Product Coalition

Nowadays, digital products are becoming more and more prominent in our lives, and it’s already part of our daily activities. Most of our readers would have heard of Agile product management. A lot of things can go wrong and this often leads to a lot of frustration among startups.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

Helping startups to build a product practice

Mind the Product

If you work in product you’ll know Martin Eriksson. ProductTank founder, co-founder of Mind the Product, author of a bestselling book on Product leadership, you will have heard him speak or read something he’s written.

Product Management Hierarchy and Job Titles

Product Management University

Whether launching a startup or creating an organization within a growing or mature company, establishing structure within your product management team is required for scale. Product Management Specialty Niche Roles. Technical Product Manager.

Should You Be a Startup Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

How do you decide if you’re ready to take up a Product Manager role at a startup? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management startup startup-lessons product-leadership

Product Manager Salary Data for 2022

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This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com in January 2022. . Status of the Job 2022: Product Manager . What Is a Product Manager? . Product Manager Salary for 2022 .

The Secrets to Building Unique, Personalized Experiences For Your Customers

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Author of "You: The Product," Entrepreneur, and Digital Leader

The spectrum of our customer bases reflects the unique makeup of our different generations, backgrounds, identities, and much more. We need to learn more about them. In this session, Vivek will discuss his insider secrets on how to build personalized experiences for different customers.

When to Hire a Product Manager for Your SaaS Startup

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Knowing when and how to grow your team requires a bit of strategic management on your side, particularly when it comes to the hire of your first product manager. And most importantly, how do you know when it's time to hire a great product manager?

11 Books Every Product Manager Should Read at Least Once

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». careers product-management books startup technologyDon’t miss these gems, they can 10X your career.

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Cultivating Relationships is Product Management

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Ronke Majekodunmi is a senior product manager at PayPal. Directors User Research Innovation B2C B2B Aspiring PMs Career Leadership Enterprise Startup Executives Managers Design Product Management

How a Software Engineering Career Started the Journey to Fintech Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Here’s what strategic partner PayPal did to bring scaled product management to life for this startup-oriented software engineer. He expected to get what he needed from Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM) program.

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

Data Science Product Management 202: Intermediate Concepts

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Lessons about Building AI/ML & Data Science Products Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup data-science entrepreneurship machine-learning product-management

How Do Your Digital Product Management Skills Measure Up?

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A Product Manager’s experience, along with education, can indicate what they know and what they have done. However, the best way to understand a Project Manager’s abilities and level of proficiency is through a skills assessment. . 280 Blog Post Image Product Management

How To Avoid the Product Manager Burnout Trap

The Product Coalition

Product Managers uniformly seem to be burning out. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management startup technology productivity businessI believe there’s another way.

HOW A CAPSTONE PROJECT LED TO A ROBUST FUTURE IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.

Product Management Unpacked

I’d worked for a startup in Hyderabad, India where everyone had to wear different hats,“ recalls Debashish. “I I realized that I wanted to expand my focus into product management.”. UPMC Enterprises Provides Deep Insight Into Product Management.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

Mind the Product

To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. The post MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup? appeared first on Mind the Product. What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has?

Product manager zero: When to hire the first product manager

Mind the Product

We addressed what it’s like to be that very first product manager in a business in this article, Product manager zero: How to be number one, but how do product leaders and the management go about finding the first one?

How to Price Your Product in a Startup

Mind the Product

It sounds great, we all want to avoid overpricing or underpricing our product and any subsequent revenue loss, but how do we do it? I’m a product coach at Founders Factory. The post How to Price Your Product in a Startup appeared first on Mind the Product.

Knowledge Management at Startup

The Product Coalition

Something that is often forgotten Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup product-management startup-life productivity knowledge-management

Risk Is the Product Manager’s Friend

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». risk startup software-development product-management project-managementRisk is not something to fear and avoid. Understand it and use it.

Product Management Antipatterns: Memes That Made My Day

The Product Coalition

Start or end your product work day with these memes! Continue reading on Product Coalition ». humour memes startup product-management technology

Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup

Amplitude

This is a guest post in our Product Innovator Series from Jennelle Nystrom, product manager at Farmstead. . Today, it’s common to hear people talk about testing early-stage products like it’s a bad thing. You can’t build a better product just by A/B testing button colors, no. You can’t do it by making small incremental changes in your product’s presentation layer. Testing is not the end-all-be-all of product development.

Product Manager Assessment

The Product Coalition

Scorecard to be used with your Product Coach, Manager, or for your own self-assessment. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management-tool product-coach professional-development startup product-management

What is Digital Product Management?

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Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? Today’s Mainstream Product Manager. Today, the Product Manager role is sometimes summarized as being responsible for getting the right products “on the shelf”; that is, creating products that people and companies want to buy.

The Art of Execution: What Founders and Product Managers Need To Know

The Product Coalition

To excel at execution, you should do three things really well: Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup founders product-management

“Build What Matters” Framework for Startups

The Product Coalition

Many startups with an ordinary product make the way to growth and scalability whereas others with great products fail to survive. What is wrong with these startups? SurbhiBSooni : Framework for Startups, Mid Size org How does this framework work?

Human Relationships are Product Management

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Jamin Brazil is managing director of HubUX for Voxpopme. Directors User Research Influencing Stakeholders Innovation B2C B2B Aspiring PMs Career Leadership Enterprise Startup Executives Managers Design

A Product Manager’s First 90 Days

The Product Coalition

Build longterm success when starting a new job Continue reading on Product Coalition ». leadership management startup product-management new-job

Here Is What I Learned as a Product Manager Who Left a Startup and Joined an Enterprise.

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productivity technology ux business product-managementAnd why the switch made sense for me and might make sense for you.