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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...
You've become a Product Manager because you have a high-demand skill that you sell to your clients.  They need your expertise and you need their business.  But as most high-demand freelancers have learned, it's not what you do, but how you do it. Here are the top soft skills that Freelancers need to master today. What are Soft Skills Anyway? Soft skills are applicable to all Product Manager types alike.  These are...
We started ProductManagerJobs.net because we have been in the jobs market for years.  We've been Product Managers, Product Owners and have had dozens of product interviews collectively.  We know what it's like to be on the side of people a job seeker. We also know that a Product Manager, we want to be useful, productive and know that our contribution is going to have an impact, wide or small. We want a Product role that will...
Managing a product team is not like in a traditional hierarchy. Product teams especially in larger organizations are matrix organizations.  Even in small companies we typically see matrix organizations where 'Product' (with a capital 'p') is separate from Marketing, Development, QA and the business stakeholders. This presents a unique challenge to Product Managers because each of the people in your squad, scrum team, agile team are...