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We've been in love with podcasts for a long time.  Now that it's not only hit the mainstream but it's becoming an important channel in its own right, podcasting is a medium where you get original content no where else. Personal blogs of influencers like VCs and companies are still a great place to get original thought and content but podcasts as a whole, still generate the most exciting and interesting information in our opinion....
I've been reading a lot of books and white papers lately, some related to the industry of the current product I'm working on. Some are further afield. There's always a good set of books about how to improve our product manager jobs that's coming out.  I suspect this will not stop but is another category in non-fiction or career oriented books. The one that I recently picked up is called, The Messy Middle: Finding your way...
There's a recent blogpost (made popular by HackerNews , no less) on Hiring Engineers on why it's been so hard to hire software engineers especially the more senior kind. This jogged my desire to comment on it and write about a similar perspective from the Product Management and potentially why it's been so hard hiring senior product managers too.  But first off, I'd suggest you read the original viral post here . If...
We collectively have been a fan of Angelist since their founding a number of years ago.  If you were ever in the tech startup industry (or still kicking it here still), you'll have come across Angelist in one way or another.  They've been instrumental in connecting investors with startups and with early startup employees in particular -- some of us here got our start or was connected to our first startups through Angelist's...
We recently attended the Marketplace Conference and heard Travis Pittman speak.  Travis is the Founder of a marketplace startup called TourRadar which connects tour operators with those that are interested in going on a tour.  Cool idea. Marketplace startups seem to be all the rage these days.  There's reasons for optimism.  There was a cloud era and where SaaS was where product manager flocked to.  SaaS,...
Unless you're a owner of a company, a Founder of a unicorn startup, inherited some money, it's like you saved your money.  We're talking about a sizable chunk of money to buy your biggest purchases and to save up for trips and retirement. Financial independence and financial freedom is now being more mainstream to talk about in recent years, popularized by Mr. Money Mustache, Financial Samurai and others who achieved their financial...
We Product Managers are versatile and should know almost every aspect of the job. The three quintessential aspects are that typical venn-diagram you see which consists of Engineering, Design and Business. Depending on where you background is, you might have different perspectives on these things but I find the number one thing that all great Product Managers need is universal. Let's start with a recent quote that I saw on Twitter by...
If you've been a Product Manager or is about to embark on this marvelous career path as we here at ProductManagerJobs.com have, you'll soon know that a lot of things we do as Product Managers are learned in-situ, in-practice. You won't necessarily find this on paper, in various courses you take or how many other product managers we meet with or speak to.  You almost always have you find your own way because no two products is the...
There's a lot of podcasts out there -- many for Product Managers and many added more day to day.  There's a lot of content out there including our own blog which we all hope that you find different, useful, refreshing or at least enlightening. One of the best ones that we keep going back to is This Week in Startups .  Of the guests that Jason Calanis has interviewed through his 800+ episodes is Chamath Palihapitiya.  The...
Here at ProductManagerJobs.com , we've worked as Product Managers, Product Owners, Product Leaders, UX designers, software engineers, developers in various capacities through our collective careers. We've been product managers, designers and entrepreneurs or other things.  We here at  productmanagerjobs.com  see all these things are interchangable depending on what problem you're trying to solve.  It's people that...
This will not be a comprehensive guide to what Scrum is.  This is really brief about what scrum is and what scrum isn't.  That's because Scrum is what you make of it anyway and there is never an ideal scenario -- it's kind of like you'll know it when you experience in a Scrum team. What Are the Scrum Values? Instead of going into what Scrum is (we take it that you know what it is already or if not you can Google it), we just...