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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...
Working in complex environments or complex products are what all Product Managers do. Product Managers at a very high-level manage risks and work to mitigate them. Even seemingly small products can be risky and/or complex. Additional challenges are experienced when the scale is larger or the underlying architecture is large. Working in complex environments can be challenging.  Working on complex products in complex...
Recently Google published their multi-year long study of what makes good managers in their company. Their overwhelming conclusion: Good managers are still needed despite the rising fear of robotics and automation. While this study wasn't just about Product Managers, we also know that at Google there are more product managers than most small and medium sized companies -- heck they have more product managers than the entirety of small...
Recently came across a series of tweets by Noah Weiss on what Product Management is and isn't. We at ProductManagerJobs.com find this fascinating and we'd like to comment on examine former product manager's perspectives on what we call the art and science of product management. Noah has an impressive CV: he's now at Slack , but has been a former Product Manager at Google.  So Noah knows a thing or two about managing product...
I was on HackerNews one day and found that someone started an information site where people self-disclose their salaries as a product manager.  It's open to everyone and I'm using this data to write about just how much do people make a Product Managers. This has always intrigued me because product management is not a ubiquitous profession and the compensation greatly depends on the industry and the product rather than the profession...
A few years ago, I went to the Scrum Alliance's Product Owner certification (Certified Scrum Product Owner/CSPO) training course.  I didn't know it at the time, but the company I worked for had internal training that was a discount to the cost of getting external training but in retrospect I'm glad I went to see what it's like outside of the company. I couldn't prove it but I know that if everyone in the training was from my company,...
There is no doubt that a trend is your friend.  Ride the "big wave" and you'll be fine.  There's various ways to say that same thing.  Silicon valley has been one of those waves, smartphones has been a massive wave that we are still living and surfing on. We see these trends come and go and we see these things play out slowly at the beginning and then it picks up speed. One of these things that I've witness being in the...
Name or What Do You Want to Be Known As: Justin Saeian Twitter Role or Product Manager Job Title: Product Manager When did you start this Product Management Journey? 2016 Why do you think it's cool being a Product Manager? Each day is its own adventure. I love being a part of building a product that makes a difference in people’s lives. Describe a "week-in-the-life" of yourself as a Product Manager. (Tell us...