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What To Do When You’re Confused With a Project Manager

We’ve already touched on the main differences between Product Managers and Project Managers. Several times in fact, since it seems to be a pretty pervasive issue that these two disciplines are confused. Our CEO Carlos even stepped in on the conversation! Even for those deeply entrenched in the tech world, Product and Project continue...

Building Products in the Algorithm/ML Space with Opendoor Product Lead

This week Product School hosted Sam Stone, Product Lead at Opendoor, for an #AskMeAnything session. Sam answered questions on everything from product culture, building great products, user research in 2020, and the importance of backtesting. Meet Sam Sam is the Head of Product for the Pricing Group at Opendoor – a late-stage startup...

Four Product Management Trends to Watch For in 2021

There’s an old saying from the world of competitive hockey: An average player reacts to where the puck is, a great player reacts to where the puck is going to be. Good Product Managers make decisions based on the world as it is today. Great Product Managers make decisions based on how the world is going to be tomorrow. 2020 has been a...

Bridging the Gap Between Users, Technology and Business Yelp Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Kristine Oak, a Product Manager of Consumer Contributions at Yelp for an #AskMeAnything session. Kristine answered questions on everything from product culture, understanding the product and user needs, focusing on the longer-term vision, successfully transitioning from UX to PM, and the key principles of building a product....

A Typical Day at Salesforce with Salesforce Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Almeen Arif, a Product Manager at Salesforce for an #AskMeAnything session. Almeen answered questions on everything from advice on transitioning into product, product culture, becoming platform focused, and the interview process at Salesforce. Meet Almeen Arif Almeen is a highly driven, focused,...

Product Management Skills: User Journey Mapping

Are you ready to up your UX skills in 2021? Of course you are! Because Product Design is even more integral to successful digital products now than ever before. Why should you start with User Journey Maps? Because they’ll help you to deepen your understanding of your users, which is the driving force behind any good Product Manager. Have I convinced...

What is a Product Owner?

Unless you’re a world-class minimalist, chances are you own a couple of products. You probably own the computer or smartphone on which you’re reading this article (or if you don’t, you probably have some explaining to do!). But does simply owning a product make you a “Product Owner” with a capital P and a capital O?  Since you’re reading this,...

New Year’s Resolutions for Product Managers in 2021

The fun (and the mad rush) of the holiday season is over, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about your goals and expectations for 2021. Product people are naturally data-driven and goal-focused, so you might have already put together your list of New Year’s resolutions. Or you might be sitting there thinking, why bother? ...

Strategies for Transitioning into PM by Expedia Senior Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Kapil Gangane, currently a Senior Product Manager at Expedia for an #AskMeAnything session. Kapil talked to us about defining the role of a Product Manager, transitioning into PM, and having a healthy work life balance. Meet Kapil Kapil has solid professional experience in Information Technology...

Advice for New PMs by Lyft Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Caio Scofield, currently a Product Manager at Lyft for an #AskMeAnything session. Caio talked to us about defining Product Management, transitioning into PM, and remote team culture. Meet Caio Caio is a Product Manager at Lyft where he leads Driver Acquisition. Prior to his current role, he was a...

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