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Biggest Product Challenges by Google Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Brandon Im, Product Manager at Google for an #AskMeAnything session. He talks about how to transition into Product, power dynamics, team culture, how to deal with failure, and more! Meet Brandon Im Brandon Im is a Product Manager at Google, he is skilled at focusing deeply on problems, find powerful...

Product Management Skills: Influence Without Authority

Anyone familiar with Product Management will recognize the immortal phrase ‘influence without authority.’ As a Product Manager, you’re a team player who guides product development along its chartered course, but you have to do that without being the literal captain of the ship. You somehow have to bring together a rowdy bunch of tech professionals...

What Does A Product Manager Do?

The word is out. Tech companies are seeking Product Managers (PMs) to lead their products to greatness. Given its popularity, it is no surprise that many people are asking themselves the same question. But what a Product Manager does is not so easy to define, even within organizations who have product teams! This is partly because the role is...

Finding Product Market Fit When Everything is Working Against Against You

Editor’s note: The following was written by a guest blogger. If you would like to contribute to our blog, please contact ellen@productschool.com Whether you’re a seasoned product manager or just getting started in product management, you’ve probably heard the term product-market fit. The idea was popularized in 2007 by Marc Andreessen...

Product Management Skills: User Research

As a Product Manager, one of your primary goals (perhaps your number one primary goal!) is to give users what they want. The end game of product development is to build something that resonates with your target customers, solves their problem, is delightful to use, and is something they’ll want to keep coming back to. How do you do that without...

Motivating The People Around You By Google Product Manager

This week Product School hosted Brian Hendricks, current Product Manager at Google for an #AskMeAnything session. Brian shared his experiences at Google, how to manage your team, and advice for aspiring Product Managers. Meet Brian Hendricks Currently, Brian is a Product Manager at Google, overseeing Google Classroom, and Google...

The Raw Truth – Interviewing Vivek Bedi, Author of You: The Product

Product Management is vast, fluid, and ever-changing. There’s no one way to do it, and no one way to get into it. It’s a diverse community but if you’re looking for a Product Manager just like you, there might not be one, and that can be a little lonely. When Vivek Bedi set out to write his book, You: The Product, he wanted to write something...

Deezer Head of Product on The Most Underrated Product Skill

This week Product School hosted Alexandra Leloup, Head of Product at Deezer for an #AskMeAnything session. She discusses her Product experience in small and large companies, the UX design process, team challenges, the importance of numbers, and more! Meet Alexandra Leloup Alexandra is a seasoned Product Manager with more than 10...

The Difference: UX vs UI

You’ll find yourself working closely with UX and UI designers throughout your career as a Product Manager. While you won’t be expected to know everything about product design (otherwise you’d be a designer, right?) there are at least a couple of key things you should have a solid grasp on. The last thing you want to do when talking to a designer,...

#ProductCon Online September 2020 Summary + Videos

Another successful #ProductCon Online is in the bag! Thank you to all 200,000 of you who made is such a great day. We had a blast, and hope you did too. If you missed anything don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We grabbed all of the recordings to help you catch up. Go back over your favorite talks, catch up on what you missed, or re-live the day...

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