Product Manager

Product Q&A with Nils Davis

For those who are unaware, AMA stands for ‘Ask Me Anything’ where you’ll have the chance to ask our featured guest any question you’d like Our product guest of honor...
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2015 Annual Report for Product Managers

This is a guest post that was originally published by Paul Jackson on his blog The article can now be found here I’ll try to keep it brief 2015 was a colossal year for...
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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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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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Gaining Respect as a Non-Technical PM

If you've been following the PM world even for a bit, you've probably come across the age-old question of how technical product managers should be In many software startups and...
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Opticon 2015: 10 Secrets to Building an Amazing Mobile Testing Roadmap

Over the past couple of days, I’ve had the opportunity to attend Opticon 2015, a huge conference for the experience optimization and testing community Hosted by Optimizely,...
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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...
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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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Should You Become a Product Manager?

A lot of our readers have been asking for advice on whether or not product management is the career for them I thought I'd first lay out a few points about common...
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6 Types of Products That PMs Manage

  I was re-reading the excellent Cracking the PM Interview recently and came across a great topic to discuss for this week's post Product managers manage products of all...
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A/B Testing

  In a previous post about quantitative vs qualitative research, I briefly mentioned A/B testing as a type of quantitative research product managers should be familiar...
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Product Management in an Innovation Lab

I wanted to switch things up a bit this week and share some of my recent experiences as a PM in an innovation lab What are innovation labs These internal labs are typically found...
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What is a User Story?

Today we'll be going over the basics of one of the most important tools a product manager can have A user story is part of the agile methodology and communicates a product...
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4 Recruiting Tips for Students Aspiring to be Product Managers

  Last week I had the opportunity to return to my alma mater to help out with campus recruiting It was both humbling and eye-opening to realize that I was now on the...
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Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

One of the most important aspects of delivering a solid product is making sure a lot of research goes into the effort Given the limited time and money a project has, it's...
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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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A Primer to Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)

There are quite a few agile development methodologies that lean companies use today Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) is a popular one that I've had the most experience...
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Who Does a Product Manager Work With?

The role of a product manager is multi-faceted and product managers often work with many different groups of people in a company Of course, the extent to which product managers...
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