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.

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

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This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. In a few situations, I have had managers who did not want me to connect with people on other teams. I would ask my manager, a trusted peer and mentor. For those who are new to Product Management, invest in time to lean to speak clearly. I have a manager who does not communicate information.

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The Product Bistro

A topic that often comes up is where to find new product managers, and often people with certain titles are mentioned. product managementBut there are other important or more important) considerations.

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

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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.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

What is Digital Product Management?

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Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? Today’s Mainstream Product Manager. First, let’s recap the role of the Product Manager , which has become increasingly mainstream, and somewhat standardized – initially in tech companies, and steadily more pervasively – over the past 20 years. This is in contrast to other business roles, notably Sales and Marketing, who are chiefly responsible for “getting the products off the shelf”.

7 Best MBA Programs for Product Management

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While all MBA programs provide business fundamentals, there are a few programs that offer specialized content in Product Management. Below is a list of our favorite MBA programs for Product Managers. Best MBA Programs for Product Managers. #1:

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

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Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like.

Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

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finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research. Product Management Questions b2b product managers b2c product managers

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

280 Group Proudly Announces New & Innovative Digital Product Management Course

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Based on real-world practice and success, the Digital Product Management Course provides the right knowledge, tools, and techniques to help Product Managers excel and innovate in today’s digital world. New Approaches For A New Era of Digital Products.

The Fearless Product Manager, by Swapna Malekar

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In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Swapna Malekar, Senior Product Manager at RBC shares some insight into the makeup of a fearless product manager. The post The Fearless Product Manager, by Swapna Malekar appeared first on Mind the Product.

Selling to Product Managers

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An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. product management salesThis post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis: In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill […].

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Forecasting – A Product Management Task

The Product Bistro

The role of Product Management brings many responsibilities, some great, some awful, and many that are just “there” One of the “there” responsibilities is forecasting. Being at the center of the organization, Product Management is the logical focal point for this activity, even though it requires input from groups outside their control. product management essentials

Product Management Interview Tips

The Product Bistro

So you want a product management job? Especially if you are junior or looking for your first step on the product management ladder. general product management interview resumeHow should you prepare for the interview? I will share my experiences of several hops, and over 20 years of experience, on both sides of the interviewing process. Or you have been […].

Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

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As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. The post Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops appeared first on Mind the Product.

A Guide to Breaking Into Product Management

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I’m a product manager with more than 10 years’ experience in digital products, but I wasn’t always in Product. As a former marketer, I wanted to write a guide for professionals aiming to make a successful jump into product management and now I have. The post A Guide to Breaking Into Product Management appeared first on Mind the Product.

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

Who builds products for the product people? As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker. He will give the "meta" perspective from a practitioner who is building products that anybody, including product managers, can use to access, analyze, and act on data to make important decisions.

The Top Five Hidden Challenges of Enterprise Product Management

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Product management is a field that continues to evolve from the early days of desktop software to where we are currently. Many companies like Pragmatic, 280 Group offer product management training and even certification.

Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

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For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. I want to talk about product managers and product owners. Our product trio is no longer gathering requirements.

Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

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You want to build better products. And that’s our very mission: to help you build products that matter. Becoming Certified demonstrates you are committed to the product management discipline and gives you professional credibility in your field. Product Management

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers.

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Should Product Managers be pragmatic or idealistic?

B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2020

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The B2B Product Manager October 2020. The product led growth model is gaining tremendous momentum. This month we look at the impact on product management and product marketing. Enjoy the B2B Product Manager October issue.

Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

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Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? In doing your research on the various product management tracks, you may have come across two interest titles: that of the Group Product Manager and the Principal Product Manager.

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 I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer

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Currently, there are thousands of products, apps, and services driven by machine learning (ML) that we use every day. The post Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer appeared first on Mind the Product.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games. King’s product managers rely heavily on analyzing product features using analytics data and visualization to improve outcomes.

Destination Product Management

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Product managers are in high demand across the globe. With a Master’s in Product Management degree, you’re poised to take on the top positions in emerging global tech hubs of your choosing. Discover your own product adventure. Product Management Career product management career destinations

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Sometimes, the transformation is driven when an organization has become too product-centric and must now become customer-centric to scale and succeed in a competitive marketplace. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success.

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Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

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Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development. As a result of all of those factors, it’s very easy to discover myths and product [.]. The post Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Management Transparency

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product management essentialsTransparency – (noun), an image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector. If 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, […].

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Strategic Thinking Skills for Product Managers

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In Mind the Product’s state of product management survey late last year lots of you said that strategic thinking had been the most important skill in helping you advance your career but it’s certainly not an easy skill to master.

How I Became a Product Manager, by Matthew Vitebsky

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In this ProductTank New York talk, Matthew Vitebsky tells the story about how he landed a Product Manager job at TIME magazine, where he assisted stakeholders with their entire brand package, including Time Fortune Money, Time Health, and Time Kids.

Demystifying the Technical Product Manager Role, By Anthony Ilukwe

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In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Anthony Ilukwe, then Director of Product at PathFactory, shares with us his views and experiences about the role of a Technical Product Manager (TPM).

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

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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. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. Product Marketing.

Get Stakeholders Behind Product Decisions

Product Managers prioritize features, bugs and requests. Stakeholders have their own beliefs on what should be the highest priority. Getting stakeholders behind your decisions is an important aspect of being an effective Product Manager.