The Product Management Interview Blog

Why Is It so Hard to Get a Product Manager Job

Job hunting for a Product Manager job is hard and takes a lot of work and some luck. So many skills are required to be a good Product Manager and it is also a leadership position. You are in charge of multiple teams that are developing a product. The requirements for the job are huge and it is heavily reliant on the amount of experience that one has.

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Best Practices for Product Managers

Being a Product Manager is not easy with all the heavy responsibilities on your shoulders. It is important to stay on your toes and up to date on knowledge. You will always have to educate yourself on new skills and habits.

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What is Scrum?

Scrum is one of the most popular, if not the most popular management framework available. Most Product Managers around the world use the Scrum framework, as it’s a very important framework to learn, and understand.

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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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