The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Be a Great Product Manager

There are many distinct qualities of a Product Manager that separates them from other positions. However, even amongst fellow Product Managers are distinct traits that separate the good Product Managers from the bad, and the great from the good. This is a question asked multiple times by students of Product Gym, and even by Product Managers worldwide. 

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What is Product Vision?

When making a product, you always have to figure out the reasons for what the product is being made for. Whatever purpose the product is being made for, that is the vision. It is the arrow pointing you in the direction you need to go.

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Should a Product Manager Know How to Code?

No.

A Product Manager does not NEED to know how to code. A Product Manager is skilled in many things due to having many responsibilities that involve technology, user experience, and business. It is definitely a plus if the Product Manager knows how to code, but it is not required.

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What Is a Senior Director of Product Management?

A Senior Director of Product Management is one of the highest levels of Product Management positions available. The Senior Director of Product Management oversees the entire duration of a Product, as well as the fulfillment of a company’s overall strategies and goals to be positive. There are many requirements to become a Senior Director of Product Management, mainly either an MBA or equivalent in years of experience.

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What Is an Associate Product Manager?

Many people dream of leaping straight into Product Management, thinking transitioning into PM is the absolute best way to get into the Product Management field. However, you can always start below a Product Manager position and work your way up into PM internally. One of the paths to becoming a Product Manager is to begin as an Associate Product Manager. 

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How to Hold a Meaningful Meeting

Meetings are a powerful method of communicating with the team in order to discuss ideas and issues. But why does it seem like nothing much is getting done in most of the meetings you attend? Why does it feel more like a waste of time when you can be doing actual work? That’s because you have not had a meaningful meeting yet. Sometimes meetings take too long and a lot of time is wasted doing a whole bunch of nothing. Or some people start falling asleep during a meeting because their mind starts wandering. So how do we prevent all of this from happening? To fix this you just need to form some very basic and simple habits before each meeting. You might do some of these already but do you always do it?

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Product Managers vs. Business Analysts

The title Product Manager can differ from company to company, and often overlaps with other roles. In this mini-series, Product Manager vs. Other Roles, we will discuss how the role of a Product Manager compares to different roles. This time we will talk about Product Managers in comparison with Business Analyst.

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Differences Between a Product Roadmap and a Marketing Roadmap

When it comes to understanding Product Management, knowing how to create an amazing Product Roadmap is crucial. There are many different types of roadmaps, such as a Product Roadmap, and a Marketing Roadmap. For now, we’ll be discussing the differences between these two types of roadmaps.

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