Product Manager

Data Science Product Manager Jobs: Career Path Explained

The data science product manager is a new job role that combines two separate but dependent roles It’s rare to find data science product managers who have experience and...
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How To Become an eCommerce Product Manager Without Experience

Becoming an eCommerce product manager requires a specific set of skills and experiences However, the most important aspect is a good understanding of product management,...
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What is the Average Ecommerce Product Manager Salary?

Ecommerce product management is a rising career path as eCommerce stores pop up around the world As online stores grow into full-fledged product marketplaces, the demand for...
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Essential Product Lead Skills

Looking for the top product lead skills you must master to succeed as a product leader Product leads are responsible for the creation and development of new products They...
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What is the Average Product Lead Salary?

Wondering what's the average product lead salary Salaries for product leads vary across different states Product leads play an essential role in organizations In fact, they...
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What is the Average SaaS Product Manager Salary?

Learn the average salary of a SaaS product manager in the United States, Canada, and abroad There's no denying that we're amidst a digital and technological age This means that...
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What is the Average Startup Product Manager Salary?

Are you looking for the average startup product manager salary In today's world, it's easier than ever for a savvy entrepreneur to launch a business But to keep that business...
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How To Become a Product Lead Without Experience

Becoming a product lead is a challenging mission, but it is a rewarding and well-recognized profession If you want to become a product lead but got no experience, it is still not...
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How To Become a Group Product Manager Without Experience

Do you aim to become a Group product manager or have a product management career in your dream company but have no experience playing the role  Then you must know what skills you...
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Technical Product Manager vs Scrum Manager

Want to find out the truth about the technical product manager vs Scrum manager debate When software development or other teams design and create new products, they do so under...
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Technical Program Manager vs Product Manager: What’s the Difference?

Curious to learn more about the technical program manager vs product manager debate Technical program managers and product managers are similar roles That said, it is...
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Technical Program Manager vs Scrum Manager: What's The Difference?

Wondering what’s the truth about the technical program manager vs scrum manager debate  In IT design, development, and product creation, technical program managers and scrum...
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How to Become a Data Product Manager Without Experience

Do you want to become a data product manager This guide covers everything you need to know As the world moves towards a data-driven economy, businesses are keen on hiring...
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What Does a Data Product Manager Do?

Data product managers are professionals who occupy important roles within startups and established companies alike As PMs who are experts in data management, data product managers...
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Essential Finance Product Manager Skills

Curious to learn the top finance product manager skills recruiters are looking for Finance PMs occupy a unique position within the world of product management As specialized...
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What is the Average Data Science Product Manager Salary?

Curious to learn the average data science product manager salary Data science product managers are talented individuals whose jobs are critical to the success of the products...
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How to Become an API Product Manager Without Experience

Today, an API product manager (API PM) has become a common role in organizations that integrate software applications together  With the advancement of different software...
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Essential Principal Product Manager Skills

The role of principal product manager (PPM) comes with a lot of responsibility And it’s not a role you fall into by chance  Sometimes referred to as product lead or lead...
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Essential Data Science Product Manager Skills

Data science product management can be a rewarding yet complex career path As a data science product manager, each new product you oversee will be different Each project will...
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How to Become a Startup Product Manager without Experience

The key to every success in any industry is innovation Startups have the luxury of exploring new ideas without fear The startup world is challenging and always will be As a...
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How to Become a Data Science Product Manager Without Experience

Data science product managers are in heavy demand today more than they have ever been Thanks to new and emerging technologies, huge amounts of data are being processed, analyzed,...
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How to Become a Principal Product Manager Without Experience

Now more than ever, being a principal product manager is a job title that most product professionals aspire to attain  Product management has established itself as one of the...
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Essential Startup Product Manager Skills

Product managers who work at startups have their work cut out for them Nowadays, sharpening your startup product manager skills has become more of a priority than they have ever...
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Essential Technical Product Manager Skills

Landing a job as a technical product manager is as rewarding as it is taxing As of January 2022, Zippia reports that technical product managers earn within the $119,000 -...
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The Product Manager Interview Process at Large Tech Companies

This is a guest post from our PMHQ Advisor, Fernando Delgado Context I worked at Google for 5+ years, where I interviewed over 150 PM candidates I then worked at Yahoo for 3...
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PMs & Metrics: Retention Rate

During our last post of the PMs & Metrics series, we covered the details of the conversion rate In today's post, we'll be going over another important metric that PMs should...
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Maintaining Feature Parity Across Platforms

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Product Q&A with Justin Watt

Justin Watt About: While attending university for psychology, Justin ventured into project & product management where he took part in internal products creation for Shaw...
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Product Manager Interview: The Product Design Question

A product manager's core responsibilities include working with a team to design, build, ship, and continuously improve a product During product manager interviews, most companies...
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Product Owner vs Product Manager: What's the Difference?

Many people tend to use the terms product manager and product owner interchangeably This could be due to the abundance of startups and small companies, where the product owner...
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Product Q&A with Jess Lee

Jess Lee About: Jess Lee is an investing partner at Sequoia Capital and is the venture capital firm’s first female partner in the US in 44 years of...
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What is the Waterfall Model?

Interested in learning about the most traditional and foundational software development processes    The waterfall methodology is a linear project management approach that...
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Product Q&A with Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke About: Christina Wodtke trains companies to move from insight to execution as principal of her firm, Wodtke Consulting, and teaches the next generation of...
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Product Q&A with Brandon Chu

About: Brandon is a Sr Product Manager at Shopify, where he currently splits his time leading conversational commerce products (selling through messaging) and building the...
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Critical Skills to Develop as a New Product Manager in Your First 6 Months

Members of the PMHQ Slack community regularly host awesome events for product managers to swap tips and learn from one another In San Francisco, Vinay Melwani (Product Manager...
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Product Q&A with Wyatt Jenkins

Wyatt Jenkins is a product and business leader with a passion for building products that customers love Before diving headfirst into the product world, Wyatt was a professional...
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Product Manager Interview: Prioritization Question

Every new feature or product your team works on is an opportunity cost for the company As a product manager, it is absolutely critical that you fully understand your customer...
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Product Q&A with Hunter Walk

Hunter Walk is a Co-founder and Partner at Homebrew, a seed-stage venture fund investing in mission-driven founders seeking to enable the bottoms up economy - helping businesses,...
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Are We Product Managers or Problem Managers?

This is a guest post that was originally published by Jen Ruffner on Medium Problems should be the foundation of product development We’ve all been to those planning...
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Product Q&A with Howie Liu

Howie Liu About: Howie Liu is the co-founder and CEO of collaboration platform Airtable, which is used by over 30,000 organizations including Airbnb, LinkedIn, Condé Nast,...
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Product Q&A with Zack Onisko

  Zack Onisko About: Zack Onisko is the CEO of Dribbble which is one of the leading communities for designers with millions of visitors per month with zero...
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Berkeley Product Management Review: Is It Worth it?

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to run your own startup or a marketing trainee looking to excel in the trade, product management would be a critical skill in your...
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Stanford Product Management Review: Is it Worth it?

Product management is a fast-developing discipline With the need for fresh and improved talent increasing, product managers have never needed to up their game more Luckily,...
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Does a Product Manager Need an MBA?

Another age-old question in product management circles is whether PMs should have MBAs At least today, an MBA can be a double-edged sword when it comes to recruiting for product...
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How Handshakes Predict How Fast You Ship

This is a guest post that was originally published by Madhu Punjabi on Medium A mathematical insight into how products get shipped I love the white board I mean,...
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Day in the Life of a B2B Product Manager

This article is a sequel to our popular post, Day in the Life of a Product Manager There are many different flavors of product management, especially since product manager...
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11 Best Product Roadmap Software 2022: Reviews and Pricing

Having a comprehensive and effective product roadmap can mean the difference between the best products and a complete market failure That’s where modern product roadmap software...
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Product Q&A with Spenser Skates

  Spenser Skates About: Spenser is the co-founder and CEO of Amplitude, a product analytics software that helps businesses understand their users' behavior so they can...
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What is a Great Product Strategy?

The success of any product depends on a number of factors, including the company, features, usability, and more However, none of those factors amount to much if you don’t have a...
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What Is a Wireframe?

Need to get a complete understanding of what wireframes are If you are interested in getting in the UX field, you will certainly hear a lot about wireframes Wireframes are...
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What Does a Product Manager Do?

As product managers, the one question that we get asked every now and then is: "What does a product manager do, anyway" Unfortunately, many of us still stutter while answering...
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Work-Life Balance as a Product Manager

The role of a product manager is to fill in the white space between departments to ensure that the customer receives a product that produces value and that the company has a...
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Product Q&A with Romy Macasieb

Romy Macasieb About: Romy Macasieb is the VP of Product Management at Walker & Brands reporting directly to Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO He manages the FORM &...
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19 Lessons I Learned During My First Year as a Product Manager

This is a guest post that was originally published by Manas Saloi on LinkedIn 2015 was a big year for me professionally I transitioned from coding to product management While...
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5 Product Manager Goals to Ship Great Products

A product manager’s role is a crucial position in every company that provides products and services Product management ensures that the final customer gets the best versions of...
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3 Best Product Manager Portfolio Examples

A lot of companies tend to do tons of research before hiring product professionals Recruiting a good product team can do wonders for an organization’s products and services...
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Top 5 Steps to Ramping Up as a New Product Manager

Like any other job, product management can oftentimes be a very overwhelming experience for any individual joining a new company When I first transitioned into my first product...
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Product Review Meetings

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Internal Release Notes

As product managers, we work with many stakeholders from many different departments within our organization Our stakeholders rely on us to inform them on what’s happening with...
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Maintaining Healthy Backlogs

Product backlogs are an invaluable way to gather ideas and capture inbound bugs from other stakeholders in the organization Not only that, as product managers, we heavily rely...
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30 Questions to Determine if the Product Manager Job is Right For You

This is a guest post that was originally published by Stephanie Oh on StephOhSays Are you considering a career in Product Management, but feeling lost as to how...
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Product Manager vs Project Manager: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between product manager vs project manager It certainly doesn't help that both are named so similarly, and I can't tell you the number of times I've been...
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How to Succeed with Remote Development

As a product manager, you might work at a product organization that works with remote teams For example, I’ve worked with software development teams based out of India and...
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Product Q&A with Josh Elman

Josh Elman About: Josh Elman is a Partner at Greylock Partners who invests in entrepreneurs building social networks and platforms, mobile apps, new media, and connected...
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Product Q&A with Jackie Bavaro

  Jackie Bavaro About: Before Asana was a publicly available product, Jackie Bavaro was guiding the company’s product decisions behind the scenes as the company's...
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So You're a New Product Manager, Now What?

If you’re reading this article, congratulations! You’ve pulled together a compelling resume, you've studied your behavioral questions, you’ve practiced your case questions,...
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Product Manager Interview: Improve a Product

Another common question that is frequently asked during product manager interviews is “How would you improve X product” While the product design question asks you to...
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Product Development Q&A and Best Practices

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Product Manager Interview: Pre-Interview Research

As a product manager, you will be expected to know quite a few different areas of knowledge Not only are you required to become a domain expert in the product that you'll own, but...
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Driving Sales Calls as a Product Manager

Product managers win when their products are adopted Therefore, half of the battle is building amazing products, and the other half of the battle is selling amazing products...
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How to Decide if You Need an MBA as a Product Manager

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “do you recommend that I get an MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) to become a product manager” My answer is,...
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De-risking Your Journey to Product Management

Product managers are multiplicative, not additive In other words, we set the direction for others to take - and if we take them in the wrong direction, then we put the company at...
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The Myths of Product Management

This is a guest post that was originally published by Christina Wodtke on Medium There have been a bunch of articles lately from designers on product management in the...
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Partnering On Sales Calls

In our previous article, we discussed how to shadow your sales team to uncover new insights about your product While shadowing your sales team can be incredibly valuable, you...
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When to Join Your Sales Team

Throughout this series of articles, we’ve provided frameworks for how to work effectively with your sales team: how to shadow sales calls, how to partner on sales calls, and how...
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The Art of Context Switching

In our previous article, we talked about the costs of context switching, and how to generally prevent context switching However, product managers don’t usually have the...
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What is the Product Manager Career Path? [Ultimate Guide]

Members of the PMHQ Slack community regularly host awesome events for product managers to swap tips and learn from one another In San Francisco, Vinay Melwani (Product Manager...
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Shadowing Your Sales Team

As product managers, we only succeed if our products are adopted That means that we need to know both how to build amazing products as well as how to sell amazing products And...
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Product Leadership Best Practices

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Empathizing with Engineers

One of the most critical value multipliers that a product manager can bring to the table is the ability to empathize with their engineers  A product manager who deeply...
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What Does an Associate Product Manager Do? Role and Responsibilities

One of the best ways to break into the field of product management is to start as an associate product manager (APM) After all, the associate product manager role is set up as...
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Product Manager Interview: The Weakness Question

Self-awareness is a critical trait for all product managers to have So, it makes sense for companies to test for self-awareness as part of the interview process One way to test...
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How to Prevent Context Switching

Since product managers fill the white space between departments and have so many tasks to juggle, we’re constantly switching between different contexts For example, one...
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Shipping Effective B2B Products

Regardless of background, we as product managers are obligated to know how to ship effective B2B (business-to-business) products After all, technology continues to evolve...
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Testing Best Practices

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Effective Meetings for Product Managers

Nearly every product manager I’ve ever spoken with has the exact same situation - calendars filled entirely with meetings There’s a reason why we have so many meetings as...
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Day in the Life of a Platform Product Manager

This article is a sequel to our popular post, Day in the Life of a Product Manager There are many different flavors of product management, especially since product manager...
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Product Managers Are Also Products

When I work with product managers, I strongly believe that the most valuable product they ship is themselves In other words, product managers are also products In fact, I'd go...
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Retrospectives

Product managers aren’t just responsible for shipping a product We’re also responsible for building the engine that builds great products In other words, we build processes,...
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Advanced Tactics for Value Propositions

In the first and second articles in this series on value propositions, we discussed how to craft a value proposition, and how to execute it For our final article in the series,...
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Selecting New Technologies

Every product manager builds their product on top of some set of technologies (commonly known as a tech stack) As customer needs and organizational needs continue to change,...
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Objection Handling for Product Managers

What’s an objection As Merriam-Webster defines it, an objection is “an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition” - and too often, our customers will have...
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Effective User Interviews

As a product manager, your objective is to create products that solve user pain To solve the pain of your users, you need to understand them first - and user interviews are a...
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Configuration vs. Customization

Product managers who build B2B products have all faced the problem before: a large customer needs the product to work in a particular way that isn’t currently supported So,...
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Switching Costs

Your product’s value to the customer is your benefit-to-cost ratio, also known as return on investment (ROI) Whenever you can provide more benefit through your product or...
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Validating and Executing on Value Propositions

Previously, we dove deep into creating a value proposition that is based on both meaningful customer research and thoughtful consideration of the benefits and costs that your...
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Product Strategies for Switching Costs

In our previous article, we discussed the three core categories of switching costs: financial, procedural, relational How might we use switching costs to drive more value from...
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Test Cases

As product managers, we’re responsible not just for performing customer research and user stories, but also for the performance and the behavior of our product Ensuring our...
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Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed

Many product organizations have stopped focusing on being data-driven, and are pivoting towards being data-informed instead What’s the difference between the two Let me...
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Professional Development as a Product Manager

As you continue to grow in your product manager role with new responsibilities, you’ll find that you’re entirely in charge of your career trajectory and professional...
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Why Process Matters for B2B Products

Over the past few years as a business-to-business (B2B) product manager, I’ve learned when it comes to the success of a B2B product, process matters far more than technology...
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Implementing New Technologies

In our last post, we discussed how to select new technologies for your tech stack As a reminder, this decision is critical to the long-term health of both the product and the...
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How to Sunset a Feature

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Stakeholder Empathy

Product managers are fundamentally non-essential to the creation of a viable product - that is, we enable functions to collaborate and prioritize to provide 100x the impact they...
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Sprint Best Practices

One of the main benefits of working in an Agile fashion is that you can shift your product priorities as the landscape around you changes While this benefit enables you to be...
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Product Manager Interview: The Failure Question

I’ve found that no matter what, part of the product manager interview process involves asking the failure question to prospective candidates The popular failure question...
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PMs & Metrics: Bounce Rate

Product managers care deeply about the engagement of their users After all, engagement is an indicator that their product is providing value to users Of course, engagement can...
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Task Management Best Practices

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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Introduction to Cohort Analysis

As product managers, it’s critical for us to understand the lasting impact that we have on our users - and one of the easiest ways to do so is through cohort...
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B2B Cohort Analysis

In our previous article, we discussed cohort analyses in the business-to-consumer (B2C) product space We first broke down how cohort analyses enable you to see the difference...
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What is Growth Product Management?

I’ve noticed that more and more people have been asking, “what is growth product management” and “is growth product management right for me” These are fantastic...
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Customer Support for a Day

As product managers, we solve problems for users - both new users and existing users One of the best ways to get to know existing users better is to work alongside customer...
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Product Manager Interview: Create a Product Roadmap

One of the core responsibilities as a product manager is to determine the long-term strategy for their product To do so, product managers create product roadmaps to orient...
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Product Distribution Models

One reason why product management is so complex is that context matters Different product distribution models fundamentally change the way that products are built, validated, and...
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The Critical Path Method for Product Managers

Product managers are always juggling lots of initiatives at once, so it’s crucial for product managers to know how to effectively manage projects and deadlines In my own journey...
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Product Manager Interview: Analyze a Metric Change

One core responsibility of a product manager is to analyze the performance of their product After all, by analyzing product performance, product managers can drive impact...
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Blended Metrics

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future reference We're starting a new set of...
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How to Find a Product Manager Job

One of the most frequent questions I get is, “how can I find a product manager job” I have good news for you: as software continues to eat the world, the need for talented...
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Value Propositions for Product Managers

Product managers provide value to their customers through their product offerings Our primary objective is to create so much value for customers that they choose us, stay with...
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Business Analyst to Product Manager: How to Transition

Becoming a product manager is often the ideal career goal for most business analysts today Plus, the ease of career transition nowadays is a big reason why we’re seeing so many...
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13 Product Manager Analytics You Need to Know

Product management is a highly data-driven field Tying tangible numbers to the progression of your product and how your customers see it can reveal useful business insights To...
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13 Most Hilarious Product Manager Jokes

Product management can get very boring at times, especially if your product isn’t something that you’re personally invested in At times, even a product manager’s job needs...
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5 Best Product Manager Conference in 2022

Product management in the software product development space has recently started gaining traction as a bona fide position That has given birth to the concept of a product manager...
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Product Manager Education Requirements to Land a PM Job

The product manager job is one of the most important jobs in the realm of products and services However, landing a PM job can be hard because of product manager education...
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Product Q&A with Marty Cagan

Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty...
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5 Ways the Product Role Varies Across Companies

There are few professional fields I've come across as diverse as the product management field In all my conversations with other PMs, I haven't experienced one instance where...
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