The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Influence Teams without Authority by Shutterstock Director of Product

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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How to Transition to a Head of Product Job with Urbint Head of Product

How to Transition to a Head of Product Job by Urbint Head of Product

What does it take to transition to a Head of Product position after serving years in the trenches as a Product Manager? Product Management is already a role in short supply. Those who are in the industry understand that there will always be more developers than there are Product Managers in the marketplace. A company can have as many as

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How to Get a Product Manager Job for the First Time Part 1

In this 5-Part Series, we are going to take an in-depth look at what’s stopping the companies you are interviewing with from making an offer to you. In essence, we are going to help introduce and settle you in on your way into a Product Manager job. Whether or not you are an aspiring or experienced Product Manager, one of

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Important Product Management Skills to Develop by BetterCloud PM

The Most Important Product Management Skills to Develop by BetterCloud PM

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 Transition to Product Management as a Lawyer with Twitter Product Manager

How to Transition to Product Management as a Lawyer by Twitter PM

In this article, we interview Twitter Product Manager, Neil Shah. Neil speaks about how he was able to make a successful transition to product management from his original career as a lawyer. Neil’s Transition to Product Management Product Gym: How did you go from legal to product management? Neil: Law firm life wasn’t for me. After a short stint in

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