Product Management Training
Introducing the Product-led Certification Course by Pendo and Mind the Product
To help product managers build a deeper knowledge of and experience with product-led tactics, we worked with our friends at Pendo to create the Product-led Certification Course: a three-hour, self-paced course that teaches the fundamentals of being a product-led organization and specific tactics you can start implementing at your own company. Read more »
Perfect Gifts for Product People
As we come to the end of the wild ride that has been 2020, perhaps it’s time to treat someone (or yourself) to an awesome gift. We’ve gathered a selection of gifts that are perfect for product people. Some of these are great for those of us who need a little technical upgrade for their Read more »
How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management
What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition. If you’re considering changing from engineer to product Read more »
Are you a Builder or an Optimizer?
As I’ve moved through various product roles over the last 10 years, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of product people – builders and optimizers. I fall very naturally and easily into one of these types and have found that it can be helpful to think about my own skills and career Read more »
When you Look but Don't see: Agile as Performance
While I’ve driven all of my adult life in the US, I’ve not had a UK driver’s license for the five or so years I’ve lived here. This year I decided to change all that and enrolled on an intensive driving course so I could knock it out in two weeks. Sadly after a couple Read more »
Introducing MINDSET: Helpful Answers to Your Product Questions
You’ve got questions, we’ve got training! We’ve recently released some testimonial videos that take a peek into our training. They let you hear from the product managers who teach our curriculum, and give you a good look at what a Mind the Product Training session is like. But most importantly, we’re now launching MINDSET, a Read more »
What can Non-Product People Learn From Product People?
In March last year, my colleague and Mind the Product’s Director of Training, Rosemary King, wrote about how the company departments working alongside a product team could better work together to meet their common goals and to improve working practices. I’ve worked in B2B tech marketing for about eight years, as a product marketer for a Read more »
How to Foster Healthy Communication When Your Team is Distributed
Building and sustaining a healthy team culture and communication is a large part of being a successful product manager. Since product managers don’t directly manage other team members (except for other product managers), and your unit of delivery is your team, influence and inspiration are vital for ensuring your team is happy, healthy, and productive. Read more »
Why is it so Hard to Lean Test?
The Mind the Product Training curriculum is written in collaboration with dozens of expert product managers from countries and companies around the world. One the most consistent and frequent lessons that we teach in different workshops is “test early, test often”, also known as lean methodologies. Two years ago, when I started as Director of Training Read more »
Product Owner vs Product Manager: Worry About Outcomes not Titles
Over the past year I’ve worked with hundreds of product managers in dozens of companies, and there’s been one question that has sounded like a persistent drum beat: “What is the difference between the role of a product owner and a product manager?”. When confronted with this question, I used to hesitate, because from company Read more »