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Product Management Job Hunt: How to get an Interview and Nail it

BY Kostas Sirvydis on January 8, 2019

Whether you are moving from a product management position from one company to another or hunting for your first job in product management – it’s an exciting journey full of ups and downs. I‘ve recently been job-hunting in London and I want to share what I learned during the process. How to Present Yourself in […] Read more »

How to Give a Great Product Talk

BY Gibson Biddle on January 7, 2019

Have you ever watched a speaker and said to yourself, “I could do that!”? Are you interested in building your network to accelerate recruiting or to discover new opportunities? Or, like me, do you love new creative outlets and teaching? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then I hope you enjoy […] Read more »

The Perks of Being a Generalist

BY James Whitman on December 6, 2018

I’m lucky enough to be able to say that I love what I do – but why? What is it that gets me up to go to work every day? Like many in our field, I fell into a product job somewhat by accident, but I count myself as very lucky to have done so. […] Read more »

Give Public Speaking a try and get Ready for a Bigger Stage

BY Petra Wille on November 15, 2018

We all love to attend product conferences and events like ProductTank. It’s where we learn, where we meet our tribe, and where we exchange experiences. But, as co-organiser for MTP Engage Hamburg (and I’m sure every other organiser of such events will agree), it’s hard to find speakers. It’s not hard to find people with […] Read more »

Show me the Money! Four Career Path Alternatives to Chief Product Officer

BY Duncan Malcolm on November 8, 2018

It’s Monday, you’re a little scared, very excited and you’re walking into the product job you’ve always dreamed about. What is that dream job? A lot of product managers, if you asked them, might be tempted to say that they want the lead product role in the organisation. Whatever that role may be called – […] Read more »

Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

BY Simon Cast on November 5, 2018

Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. While this might have been the case in the early days of product management, it’s not anymore. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? Martin Eriksson’s seminal post on being a product manager shows that they […] Read more »

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 30, 2018

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. The product manager role is evolving at pace and this means that there are a range of conversations that are hard to have in public. Here’s some insight into what was discussed at this […] Read more »

Acing the Product Management Interview - What They Don't Tell you

BY Randy Silver on October 12, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: What’s your favourite product, and why? Or how about: You have to launch a new product for X. How do you determine the total and addressable markets, and what steps do you take to fill that need? How do you determine pricing? I hate these questions. I hate […] Read more »

5 Tips for Product Managers Who Want to Influence Quickly

BY Bridget McMullan on October 9, 2018

Today, attention is our new currency. With endless distractions, how does anyone get anything done? For product managers leading the execution of a product, working with an inattentive, context-switching development team is a struggle. This is why developing strong influencing skills is crucial for product managers. While many articles provide advice on ways to influence, they […] Read more »

Dear CEO, Innovation Starts with a Good Product Manager

BY Bridget McMullan on August 23, 2018

I’ve worked for more than a decade in product management with Fortune 500 companies and startups, and I realize I’m seeing a scary pattern.  Product managers are only hired after the innovation or startup teams get concepts or funding approved.  This means that product managers are thrust into developing a product or service concept they […] Read more »