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A good prioritization framework will help you structure the data and be consistent. Deriving your own requires months of careful prioritization when you finally begin to understand how to detect small rare problems. And you have to define your priorities right from the start—a vicious circle.
Understanding how change management works will transform the way you help your business communicate, how initiatives are prioritized, and how you coordinate multiple departments and agendas within the organization. It is what will help you grow with the business as the business inevitably evolves.
Digital products are born when there is a pressing need. Humans, by default, want their lives to be easier with every passing day, which is why electricity, cars, phones and many more products were invented. Digital products are similar in that they are built as a response to human need. Whether you're talking about Uber, Facebook or Slack, they all help to make humans' lives easier by solving a real problem.
Statista estimates that the Apple App Store now contains over 2.2 million applications, and there are almost as many in the Google App Store. However, users typically use just 9 apps on a daily basis.
Amazon is arguably one of the best product companies in the world. While Jeff Bezos surely has to do with that, Amazon Product Managers have a lot to do with that. Amazon nurtures Product Managers through a well-defined product management process and, of course, the daily use of Amazon Leadership Principles.
There comes the time in the career of any product manager where the tools and trade you have been learning up until this point just do not cut it for you anymore. Maybe you have just been promoted to Senior Product Manager, you were put in charge of a whole product line or platform, or anything else along that line.
Although blockchain technology is still in its early days, momentum has been building in the enterprise. While there has been much focus on blockchains in banking and payments, its impact has already extended far beyond finance. Here is a glimpse of just some of this work and the kind of intense learning that can be leveraged across industries.
Internal products are pivotal to the operations and smooth functioning of many companies. The role of internal product manager (although the title may vary) is also becoming increasingly common as companies seek to develop their own internal tools to meet bespoke enterprise needs.
Nice overview of an underserved topic.
There is no consistent quantifiable definition of engagement across different products, but if you make user engagement a priority there are loads of quick wins to be had.
Thorough coverage of the basics and valuable food for thought for anyone managing on online experience or mobile app.
Being a product leader is not for the meek. Join Hope Gurion, product leader coach at Fearless Product, as she interviews experienced product leaders in B2B & B2C, start-up, growth and mature companies. In each episode she asks for 5 perspectives on how product leaders handle a tough responsibility of the role. If you're a new product leader, or just want to hear how other product leaders fearlessly tackle the challenges you're facing, this is the podcast for you.
In my career, I’ve conducted hundreds of Product Manager interviews. Some candidates left a remarkable impression, and I was curious about the common qualities that made them so exceptional. I analyzed the “best” answers (in my personal opinion), talked with a few other colleagues, and came up with three qualities that make someone a great PM candidate.
Impressive insight for those wanting to take their interviewing presence to the next level.
Instead of STAR for answering “tell me about a time when..” questions, try PEARL — Problem, Epiphany, Action, Result, Learning.
Rare insight into what differentiates a senior PM.
As you scale, you will hire multiple product teams. To move fast, you will need to give these teams autonomy (i.e decision-making power). This will result in numerous PMs, PMMs, designers and engineers independently attempting to do great work which you, as a leader, may not get to critique prior to launch.
It was this idea in mind that we wrote and recently published our white paper on what we call a “PM Transition”. It describes a model for thinking about the “maturity” of a PM organization and provides insight into how you can start the journey from “just OK” (or worse) to “Wow! We’re killing it!”. We also describe some of the assets we’ve developed to help orgs transition and how career.pm itself can play a role as a professional development platform. We can’t wait to hear what you think!