The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Be a Great Product Manager

5 min read Being a great Product Manager is as tough, if not many times tougher than breaking into product management. Certainly, there are many great distinct qualities that set an effective Product Manager apart from his/her peers. During our classes, events and even when speaking with our members, we are always asked this question: “How can I become a great Product Manager?”

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Issues Faced by Non-Technical Product Managers

2 min read A vast majority of modern day Product Managers are migrating from a technical background. This means that the remainder of the Product Manager community don’t come from a background involving any technological aspects. Although not having any technical experience isn’t exactly the end of your Product Management career, having some technical experience can go a long way. Here’s some issues faced by non-technically inclined Product Managers. 

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What is Scrum?

2 min read 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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How to Feel Good After Product Management Interviews

2 min read There are many attributes to an interview that could differentiate a good experience from a bad one. Many people naturally feel apprehensive about the outcome of their interview, and that’s a given. However, following some guidelines during and after an interview can definitely help a person feel better about the overall experience. Such tips are discussed within this article. 

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5 Ways to Survive a Toxic Work Environment as a Product Manager

3 min read This is a big topic here at Product Gym, because when prospective members and members alike are investing their time, money, and energy into this program, landing the “right” Product Manager job is very important to them. Recently, one of my members in the West Coast has started a position that hasn’t worked out too well for her and is about to embark on the job hunt again. One of the perks we offer at Product Gym is allowing members to re-enroll free of charge should these type of events occur.
I think it’s really important for people to take a few moments to consider the benefits of working in a toxic environment for a Product Manager.

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Differences Between UX Designers and Product Managers

2 min read 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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Similarities Between General Product Manager Types

2 min read 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

2 min read 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

2 min read 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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