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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...
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...
The Product Vision is a clear, concise statement—a quick summary—that describes how your product supports enterprise or your companies' objectives. It’s an easy-to-remember ‘elevator pitch’ that you and everyone on the team can use to communicate with those unfamiliar with your product.   While helping you communicate with the uninitiated is useful,...
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...