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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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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What Is a Senior Director of Product Management?

2 min read 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?

< 1 min read 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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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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Design Basics for Product Managers

3 min read A Product Manager plays a universally fundamental role in the implementation of a Product, from the beginning of the life cycle to the end release of the product. This includes designing the Product and collaborating with various teams to work on optimizing the final aesthetics of it, and to make the product pleasing – whether that be visually or mechanically. This would include working with the engineering and development teams, the sales teams (in terms of how to reputably garner recognition for the product and make the sales process aesthetically pleasing), and the UX Designer(s). 

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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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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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How to Get into Product Management as a Recent College Graduate

2 min read Many students may be aspiring Product Managers. However, getting into Product Manager is difficult right after college, as it requires so many different skills and juggling between them, from business to technical skills. It’s tough trying to get into a Product Management Role right out of college. Especially with the competitive environment for the role. Colleges do not offer courses that directly teach product management which only makes it harder to learn more about. So what students or grads usually have to do if they want to work as a product manager is to take the first step themselves.

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