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The Product Vision is a clear, concise statement—a quick summary—that describes how your product supports enterprise or Wealth Management objectives. It’s an easy-to-remember ‘elevator pitch’ that you and everyone on the team can use to communicate with those unfamiliar with your product.   While helping you communicate with the uninitiated is useful,...
We don't all have the luxury of being in a small startup or a large company where we get to start brand new products straight from ideation. In fact, most of us here at ProductManagerJobs.net , have been in Product Manager roles were 90% of the time it's managing an existing product where someone else handed off. Or sometimes there wasn't someone in that role or that role was filled by someone else. The fact is, and if you haven't come...
In a recent survey done by Glassdoor, they polled the top 4 reasons employees would considering moving themselves and their families to relocate for a job.  Some of these reasons may surprise you and it gives insights to companies and employers on how to attract great talent with the right amount of incentives. Some Personal Experience Since I've graduated from college, most of my small graduating class (about 69 of us) started...
The Most Successful Product Managers Here is a list of the most successful Product Managers. 1. Marissa Mayer Marissa Meyer got her start as an early employee at Google.  She was instrumental in creating the first few Google products and later on way to create business processes and systems that allowed Google to compete for talent and find the exceptional people to join their cause. 2. Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos has incubated...
One of the things I've learned as an software entrepreneur was read a lot of self-help-business books.  You know what which ones I'm talking about, the ones that help you change your mindset and the mindset then provides the catalyst for your business to flourish.  I found them somewhat helpful in the moment. One of the key concepts that I've learned was about the four quadrants of wealth. The quadrant is simple and you case...
LinkedIn has been around for a while, but as a Product Manager it is the single best social media network to help you bring in warm leads.  Here's how to 3x inbound leads with these tips for your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is fast becoming the only social media network used professionally.  Facebook and other companies have talked about and are working on building a professional profile graph, but LinkedIn has the...
What is Customer Care?  In this article explore how the singular focus on the customer, delighting your clients is the seed from which massive success springs. Everyone has heard of customer service.  If you've ever went to return something, you're asked to go to the "Customer Service" counter.  They are usually called that. If you've ever been to the customer service counter, you'd realize fairly quickly that it's...
I can't remember exactly how I came across Carol Dweck's  easily accessible and straight to the point book , but her singular focus on this one mindset, help me get out of a rut in my business and also in my personal life.  Here I share my personal experience and what she espouses as the one mindset for success. We live in world of contradictions.  We all inherently know this -- like my dog is both obedient and lazy at...
You've become a Product Manager because you have a high-demand skill that you sell to your clients.  They need your expertise and you need their business.  But as most high-demand freelancers have learned, it's not what you do, but how you do it. Here are the top soft skills that Freelancers need to master today. What are Soft Skills Anyway? Soft skills are applicable to all Product Manager types alike.  These are...
You Product Managers work alone, work remotely.  Here are 10 famous quotes from influencers that will help keep you wise, motivated and inspired. As a Product Manager, the most important thing for you to work on is yourself. You are the valuable asset to your and your clients and your skills become the asset that you can then translate to others.   1. Tony Robbins and Jim Rohn "Every day, work harder on yourself...
Product managers are inherently multi-taskers having to do the technical work and manage all the business affairs.  Here’s some simple steps to help increase creativity for busy Product Managers.   1. Walk Walking is likely the best form of exercise simply because it isn’t really exercise.  Our bodies are made and designed to walk forward, to keep at it one step at a time. One can argue that...
The Product Owner (PO) serves as the main communications conduit between an Agile software development team and the business that owns the product that team is building.  Typically, the Product Owner role is served by someone who has the knowledge and experience with users. The standard certification is attaining the Certified Scrum Product Owner . As Product Owner or PO, you build and maintain a network of...