The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Discuss Failure in an Interview

You managed to pass the screening process and get an interview at the company you want to work at. That’s great, but now the next step is preparing for the interview. How are you going to talk about your past product that failed? How are you going to explain that you managed a failed product and how can they trust that you won’t fail on your next one, either? It’s a tough question since failure has a negative connotation. But, there is an opportunity to turn this negative experience into something positive, depending on how you approach the subject.

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Design Basics for Product Managers

A Product Manager plays a universally fundamental role in the implementation of a Product, from the beginning of the life cycle to the end release of the product. This includes designing the Product and collaborating with various teams to work on optimizing the final aesthetics of it, and to make the product pleasing – whether that be visually or mechanically. This would include working with the engineering and development teams, the sales teams (in terms of how to reputably garner recognition for the product and make the sales process aesthetically pleasing), and the UX Designer(s). 

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Differences Between UX Designers and Product Managers

There are many roles within a company, including the UX Designers and Product Managers. These two roles work together frequently, and will collaborate often on various projects and tasks, however, what are the major differences between UX Designers and Product Managers? 

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What Is User Experience (UX)?

An UX (User Experience) designer is one of the key fundamental roles within a business. They work side by side with key members of a company, and they work on products from the beginning to end. However, what exactly is User Experience?

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Similarities Between General Product Manager Types

There are many different types of Product Managers in the world. In a broader view, there are some general types of Product Managers, such as the Technical Product Manager (TPM), the Analytical Product Manager (APM), the Product Marketing Manager (PMM), and the Visionary Product Manager (VPM).

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The Different Types of Product Managers

There are many different types of Product Managers in the world. One of the key features about Product Management is that people from all sorts of backgrounds could enter (and succeed in) product management. There are of course some more general Product Manager types that are much more common than others, which is what will be discussed within this article. Here are 4 types of Product Managers.

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Guidelines for a New Head of Product

For a new Head of Product, the beginning can be intimidating. There’s so much to know, and so many functionalities within a company to factor in. This can range from the establishment of trust, to discerning the underlying issues that are presently occurring throughout the creation of the product. There are many things that need to be accomplished, but here are some of the most important tasks you could do as a fresh Head of Product, as well as questions that you should give thought to. 

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How to Deal with Failure

A happy ending is what people always strive for and Product Managers are no different. However, unlike in fairy tales, failure is a common occurrence in life. Failure is scary to face head-on and we attempt to avoid it in any possible way. Sadly, failure is an ordeal that everyone has to deal with and we can’t just ignore our mistakes.

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