Product Management Characteristics
A guide to breaking into Product Management
I’m a product manager with more than 10 years’ experience in digital products, but I didn’t always work in Product. As a former marketer, I wanted to write a guide on how to get into product management for professionals aiming to make a successful jump. Here it is! In this guide, I cover: Competition for Read more »
A decade in product - a retrospective
This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager). So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. Read more »
Product Management Salaries Survey - The Results
We ran a short survey to ask you about salary and salary negotiations. Here we reveal our key findings. And, if you’re a Mind the Product member, you can also access our in-depth article: ‘A Guide to Salaries – Know Your worth and How to Ask for It‘. The Results Don’t have the time to Read more »
In My Humble Opinion by Thor Mitchell
In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Thor Mitchell, a product management coach and former CPO of Crowdcube, explains the importance of humility for product managers. Key points To be a great product manager, recognise what you know what you have yet to learn Understand that, in reality, you’re not all that, and that’s ok Be Read more »
Making the Unspoken Spoken
In this excerpt from her recent book, The Team That Managed Itself, Christina Wodtke looks at how teams can deal with the office housework jobs that no one wants to take on. Within teams, there are the spoken roles, as in designer, marketer, engineer, etc. There’s also a host of additional unspoken roles. There will Read more »
Mindset - Is Being a Product Manager the Worst Job? With Laurel Gray and Rosemary King
Watch on Youtube | Watch on Vimeo | View other Mindset episodes In episode 1 of Mindset, Rosemary King welcomes Laurel Gray to the sofa. Laurel is currently Head of Product at allplants, an innovative plant-based food delivery service. Rosemary and Laurel discuss the (sometimes!) thankless nature of product management and draw from their own Read more »
How do you Overcome the Pitfalls of Being a Part-time Product Manager?
It’s time to talk about part-time working. Specifically, how to work well as a part-time product manager, the benefits this arrangement brings to you and your company, and how to tackle the common perception that part-time simply cannot work. The following suggestions are all very personal to me, although I have seen similar patterns with Read more »
How do you Make Your Mark as a new Product Manager?
If you’re new to a product management job then it can often be very hard to get access to all the information you need. But I’ve found that by building relationships, setting the future vision, and having faith in your capabilities as a product manager you can carve out a place for yourself. One of the Read more »
How do you Introduce Product Management Into a Business?
You’ve just accepted a job offer – to introduce a product management function into a company. What can you expect? Where do you start? And how do you bring everyone in the organisation with you in the most inclusive and respectful ways possible? Here’s my experience of doing just that. Firstly, not having dedicated product Read more »
We can Build Better Things Together by Martin Eriksson
Kicking off #mtpcon London 2019, Martin Eriksson reflects on how much the product community has grown and why we build better products together. Here’s a quick recap of his opening speech. ProductTank started nearly 10 years ago because product can be a little bit lonely. Martin wanted to meet other people to work out how Read more »