As per the online hiring platform Hired, product managers consistently get the top salary offers, $133,000 on average. Software engineers were offered an average of $123,000 followed by designers at $115,000 during the second quarter of 2016. Analyses of H1B work visas and Glassdoor data from Google, Facebook and … Continue Reading The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are product managers
Alex Roe’s Product Management Principles Last updated: November 2018 Background These are the principles / lessons / mental models I have taken away after three years as a PM at Google and six months as the first PM at an … Continue Reading This Ex-Google PM shares his Product Management Principles
Product management is as much about the soft-skills (of negotiation, articulation etc) as it is of the hard skills. In fact, on a daily basis – it is a ‘hard job’ with different hard skills needed to move up the … Continue Reading What are the most important hard skills needed to become a great product manager?
With your early marketing, you may have attracted all kinds of users — especially if you’ve had press and your product is free in some way. But many of those people won’t be well-qualified; they don’t have a real need … Continue Reading How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit
Uber did not allow you to pre-book a taxi. Amazon started out by selling books only. Google was just a search engine. McDonald’s got rid of cutlery. And somehow we still believe that for a product to be successful it … Continue Reading Why Great Products Do Only One Thing
Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Segment, shares his story on building different products and eventually finding product market fit.
I think there are three big categories. Once there’s product/market fit, then the main thing becomes taking the market — which is to say, figuring out how to get the product to the entire market, how to get dominant market … Continue Reading Where to Go After Product-Market Fit: An Interview with Marc Andreessen
After spending over a decade in product management in organizations large and small, I’ve come to believe that great product management is 60% substance and 40% style. Crafting a compelling argument is a function of the substance of the argument, … Continue Reading The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager
Product teams need to seek the truth and do the math to achieve their desired outcomes. Any other approach is childish. We make assumptions when we are mostly uncertain. Overconfidence bias convinces us of the truth behind those assumptions. Read
Rajnish Kumar, the CTO & co-founder of Ixigo, one of India’s largest travel apps, spoke about making for ‘Bharat’ and not India at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018. This is, of course, a play on the challenges for building for the … Continue Reading How to make for Bharat, not India: Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-founder @ Ixigo
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Mark Van Doren We finished two batches of our Product management courses, took a break for 1 month, I personally spoke to atleast 30 product leaders (from India / Silicon … Continue Reading Our New Approach to Product Management Courses
Roadmaps Are Dead. Roadmaps are always out of date. Roadmaps are always stale. But then, that’s our problem and how we look at creating roadmaps.
“A product manager’s implicit expectation is that they’re going to do the most impactful things to benefit the company through their product.” It’s natural to want to gather up as much knowledge as you can before you get the job, but the … Continue Reading What to Do Once You’ve Broken Into Product Management
As product experience becomes more important in many software companies, the product manager role is undergoing a fairly dramatic shift. The function of product teams is growing and product leadership is constantly learning and evolving. Success is no longer measured … Continue Reading How Will the Product Manager Role Change in 2018?
Churn is often overlooked as an issue for startups because they are focused on growth rather than retention. Brian Balfour, a former Growth Lead at HubSpot, even repeatedly suggested that companies should prioritize retention over growth. Improvements in a user’s … Continue Reading The Delightful Secret of Successful User Onboarding
“One company might have a product manager that’s primarily focused around business, market analysis, business relationships, etc with only a little bit on the creative and the technical side. Another might have a greater focus on UI/UX and design, or … Continue Reading How To Become a Product Manager With No Experience