Perspective on Product Management by 5 Product Gurus

Gain insight on product manager best practices from industry gurus, including essential skills, industry trends, and building great products.

Product Awards Series: Optimizely VP of Product On Experimenting Instead Of Guessing

Optimizely VP of Product Thilo Richter on why a great PM might have a few things in common with an experimenting scientist.

Best Practices On The PM Job Market

What do teams look for when hiring PMs? What are product leaders willing to train? What skills are non-negotiable? How can PMs showcase their talents? Are the tools available sufficient?

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The Product Manager’s Toolbox

There are many ways to look at these award-winning tools, representing many different stages in the product life cycle. Here is a virtual toolbox showcasing some of the important attributes of these products.

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Succeeding in a Platform PM Role: Embrace Your Connectedness

As a Platform Product Manager, you have a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of multiple product line paths. Key questions in this article will help you to draw your organization’s holistic product health picture and discover strengths and weaknesses.

Johnson Controls Product VP on Product Portfolio Management

Johnson Controls Product VP Narasimha Krishnakumar discusses how PMs can scale to manage a portfolio of products and best practices to use.

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Schedule Yourself for Success: Tips for the Modern PM

In this article, product leader Felipe Gasparino gives tips for PMs who want to schedule themselves for success using good time management.

Succeeding in a Platform PM Role: Lead Cross-Product Initiatives

What is a unique advantage of Platform Product Management? Your work supports many product areas. Bharat Manglani wants you to leverage that.

Succeeding in a Platform PM Role: Be a Sponge

Absorbing and reflecting on stakeholder, customer, and market insights will help you excel in your new platform PM role.

Succeeding in a Platform PM Role: Build Key Relationships

New Platform Product Managers: follow these tips and start building key relationships today to lay a strong foundation for success.

Challenges in Product Development: Using the Power of Questions

As PMs, we know that our products are only as good as the questions they answer. Use more questions in the product development process today.

Common Room Product VP on Growing Product Skills At A Startup vs. A Big Company

Common Room’s VP of Product joins us to share a framework to think about the risks and rewards of honing PM skills at a startup vs a larger company.

Top Resources for Product Managers by 5 Product Leaders

We’ve pulled together some top resources for product managers from product leaders we’ve featured recently.

Google Product Lead on Getting Executive Buy-In

Google Product Lead Ravi Gampala shares his preparation checklist and the pitfalls product leaders can sidestep when seeking executive buy-in.

Top Books Every Product Manager Should Read

Here are the top books every product manager should read according to the product executives that drive our network's product conversation.

Hubspot Product Director on the Nuances of Product Ownership

Hubspot Product Director Louise Bernstein speaks on accountability and how to drive product ownership in every member of the team.

Slack Product Director on Resilience as a Product Manager

Slack Product Director Ellie Powers shares how products, teams, and product leaders themselves can adapt in strange times to build resilience.

Universal Electronics Product Director on the Superpowers of the Conceive Stage

Universal Electronics Product Director speaks on the superpowers found within the conceive stage of the product life cycle.

Transfix Product Marketing Lead on the Superpowers of Building Product

nate Product Marketing Lead Patrick Blute on the superpowers available to product managers during the build stage of the product life cycle.

Prezi Product Director on the Superpowers of Design

Continuing the Age of Product Series, Products That Count CPO and former Microsoft Product Lead James Gray sat down with members of the Product Awards Advisory Board to discuss the various competencies product leaders need at every stage of the product life cycle. Joining him this week is Neha Taleja, current Prezi Product Director and […]

Tatari Sr. Product Lead on the Superpowers of Operation

Tatari Sr. Product Lead Bryce York joins Product Talk to speak on the various superpowers of the Operate Stage for the 2021 Product Awards.

The Case for Generalist PMs eBook

The Case for Generalist PMs eBook features interviews with product leaders from companies such as SoFi, Andreesen Horowitz, and Sam’s Club.

IBM fmr Product Lead on the Superpowers of Collaboration

Nita Maheswaren, IBM former Product Lead, speaks with James Gray, Products That Count CPO, on the superpowers of team collaboration.

HomeAway fmr Engineering VP on Data-Driven Product Management

HomeAway fmr VP of Engineering, Jon Loyens, joins Products That Count to explain the ins and outs of data-driven product management.

Facebook Sr. Product Director on 3 Ingredients of Awesome PMs

Former Verizon Media Product VP, Guy Levit, joins Products That Count shares the key ingredients needed to be a great product manager.

What was your Product Management Training?

We often find that each job that led product managers to becoming a PM served as the perfect product management training for them.

Three Tips for Succeeding in Product Management at a Startup

Looking to use all the great product management skills at a startup? Here’s what no one tells you about transitioning to a startup.

Intuit fmr Product Lead on Product Testing: Learn Fast, Fail Small

MLSE Director of Product and Design, Pansy Lee, recently spoke at Mozilla HQ in Toronto and discussed product testing and how to learn fast, fail small.

Pager fmr Product SVP on Managing Product-Focused Bosses

Andrew MacGill, former SVP Product at Pager, discusses lessons from his experience partnering with product-focused bosses.

3 Ways that Products Help Product Managers Operate

We recently sat down with COO and Head of Product of GameClub, Britt Myers, to discuss how products help product managers operate.

5 Soft Skills Every Product Manager Needs

Here are 5 soft skills you'll need to be a standout product manager; question authority, adapt and grow, have customer empathy, and more.

Top Speaker Series Videos Every PM Should Watch

The best of Products That Count Speaker Series Every PM should watch. Product execs shape our network's product conversation by giving insightful talks.

What Makes A Great Product Manager

We asked the product executives that drive our networks product conversation what they think makes a great product manager and here is what they had to say. 

Top 10 Blogs Every Product Manager Should Read

The top blogs every product manager should read according to the product executives that drive our networks product conversation.

LiveCareer VP Product On Product Manager Skills

LiveCareer VP of Product, David Grayson, reviews the skills and competencies of being a successful product manager.

Product Manager Growth: Self-Improvement Learning Resources

As a product manager, online learning resources provide an opportunity to up your game. Great achievement finds its roots in a deep desire to learn.

Product Manager Growth: Great Teams, Active Learning

An active learning mindset is critical for the success of any product manager. The inquisitive mind finds solutions and adapts to change faster.

Brilliant Home Product Director on PM Superpowers

Instead of focusing on one skill, product professionals can benefit from mastering "superpowers" that increase your capacity to build meaningful solutions.

Using Improv For Conflict Resolution

Improv techniques for engaging your audience can be used by teams to manage conflicts and unexpected challenges throughout the product lifecycle.

Jobs To Be Done: Story Mapping

Job story mapping is a key element in the jobs to be done theory. This simple approach lets you see the “why” determining customer satisfaction.

Product Manager Loops: Development vs. Emotional

Fitbit fmr Product Lead on Product Manager Standouts (Part 2) As you know, being a product manager requires us to utilize a number of

Fitbit fmr Product Lead on Product Manager Standouts

Product managers who take risks and push boundaries are able to stand out from a crowded field of PMs who often can't find a way to make an impact.

Problem Solving: “You’ve Seen This Before”

Effective problem solving is tied to your ability to think through solutions to similar issues, while drawing from outside industries for more perspective.

Problem Solving: All About Repetition

Applying past lessons in repetition across multiple projects enable product managers to kickstart problem solving exercises without needing to start over.

Bazaarvoice Product VP on Problem Solving

The design thinking process gives product managers a framework for problem-solving, focusing on customer needs and redefining how to create prototypes.

Product Concepts: Rapid Prototyping For Enterprise

Rapid prototyping tools enable product teams at enterprise businesses to create effective product test cases without slowing down the creative process.

Acorns Product Director on Product Manager Tips

Every great product manager crafts their own product vision, identifying a clear customer need and infusing their brand's unique traits into the experience.

Product Managers Must Be Bold

Big ideas drive product managers to create amazing solutions, using data from testing bold hypotheses to take product design to the next level.

The Right Priorities For Product Managers

Product managers must set their priorities correctly in order to lead product teams, from selecting high-impact projects to seeking constant mentorship.

Medium Product VP on Skills For Product Managers

Product managers must exercise curiosity every day, from engaging with peers across disciplines to developing a deep understanding of their customers.

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