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Finding Flow in Your Product Management Career

BY Kate Leto on January 17, 2017

A few years ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts about working as a consultant in product management. At that time in London – we’re talking 2011/2012 – it was, dare I say, a bold step to leave a full-time, good product position to go freelance. I’m happy to say that over the past few Read more »

Finding "Product-Me" Fit

BY Jackie DeJesse on November 29, 2016

Among other things, I am a product manager at Nucleus, a photographer, and a Oakland native transplanted into NYC. In my journey of building product, I’ve found that it is crucially important to think about the meaning and value you want to create in the world, and what it is about who you are that lets you Read more »

Anatomy of a Product Manager

BY Lorian Leong on July 20, 2016

Anne-Lise Waal strips us product managers down to our skivvies! As the Managing Director of Attensi and former Director of Funcom, she knows a thing or two about the business savvy skills that product managers need to manage the commercial needs of your product. Be metrics driven—but make smart metrics Live and breathe your metrics Read more »

Product Management Survey 2016

BY Simon Cast on April 7, 2016

What makes a product manager? From our previous surveys we’ve learned a lot about everything from team sizes and organisation structure to compensation and academic backgrounds. It’s now time to gather fresh data and see how product management is evolving as a craft and a profession, and we need your help. We’ve refreshed our Annual Read more »

Product Management Career Resilience

BY Randy Silver on March 22, 2016

The top 3 (work-related) things that make me feel jealous: Friends talking about the cloud/remote/open-source tools that they use Co-located teams Launching new features in 2 – 3 months rather than 2 – 3 quarters… or years That’s because I’m a Product Manager at an enterprise, and things are different here.  Not bad – there Read more »

6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

BY Simba Sagwete on December 8, 2015

A product manager is simultaneously none of these six things and all of them at the same time. Not all of us get to work in organisations that are set up with specialists in each subject area. Being the generalists we tend to be, working in a smaller organisation is great for allowing us to Read more »

Moving From Product Management Into Product Strategy

BY Becky Yelland on May 15, 2013

I’ve worked as a product manager since 2005. My first role was part of the core product team at BSkyB in strategic product development.  We were product owners of the concept through to delivery to market of all the new set-top boxes and in-home consumer devices such as routers and wireless bridges, as well as Read more »

What, exactly, is a Product Manager?

BY Martin Eriksson on October 5, 2011

I often get asked what a product manager is. What do they do? Where do they come from? How do you get into product management? Why do they like sharpies so much? In his book Inspired, Marty Cagan describes the job of the product manager as “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and Read more »