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The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Influence Teams without Authority by Shutterstock Director of Product

3 min read As a Product Manager from a non-technical background, gaining the trust of your technical team can seem like a challenge. In this interview with Andrew Jaico, Director of Product at Shutterstock, we discuss the technical literacy and having general people skills, like actively listening, having patience, and learning, that are important when it comes to helping you create influence without authority. Definitions of Product Management Product Gym:  What is your definition of Product Management? Andrew Jaico:  For

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The Most Important Product Management Skills to Develop by BetterCloud PM

4 min read There is a common misconception in Product Management that one needs a technical background or an M.B.A. to be a successful Product Manager. We sat down with Nkem Nwankwo, Senior Product Manager at BetterCloud, to discuss these misconceptions while also taking a look at improving agility. Product Gym: You have such a diverse background, so what is your definition of

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How to Scale Your Organization with Technology

3 min read Problem Innovation is not the biggest challenge for product managers and Founders.  Rather, the problem lies in scaling their time. A new message on Slack, that distracting email alert,  or the client that drops by the office, unannounced! – distractions are aplenty.  There is no shortage of distractions that a product manager faces. When you look back at all the

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How to Prioritize Effectively with AppNexus Product Manager

4 min read Product Management is commonly described as being at the intersection of business, technology and user experience. With that said, part of the challenge is figuring out what to do with all the data coming from these different areas. We spoke with Tina Kit, a Product Manager at AppNexus, to discuss filtering out what she calls, “signals and noise,” as well as the importance of thinking

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How to Satisfy the Unmet Needs of Your End User Podcast with CoVenture PM

5 min read One of the main tasks of any Product Manager is to envision the success of their product. But not every product will be successful and it is not an easy task to perform in this market in which, as a Product Manager, you will be competing against well-established companies, such as Apple or Samsung, as well as the newer generation of innumerable startups. How can you triumph in order to

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How to Communicate with Software Engineers Podcast with Quadency CTO

2 min read Computer Science has, in the last few decades, become one of the most studied fields. Today, we see a push to teach basic programming skills to younger members as a way to start their interest in the field of computer science. With the creation of programming languages, such as Scratch, it is becoming more relevant to bring the idea of implementing computer science as a core

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How to Communicate with Data Scientists Podcast by Former Arthena Data Scientist

2 min read Computer Science has been developing as a field in a rapid pace over the last decades. And even now, over 70 years from the invention of the computer, the number of computer science jobs far exceeds the number of computer scientists. This is especially true for the role of data scientists. As computers start invading more and more of our daily lives, it has been made

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