Resources to Help You Become a Successful Product Manager

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Zeda.io welcomes you all to the another edition of weekly Newsletter. This week we have curated the list of blogs which help you to become a successful Product Manager. Hope this will help you in gaining some knowledge and upgrading your skills. If you enjoy reading this newsletter then don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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Product Managers are a multidisciplinary pack, with interests and specialities going from leadership to design, tech to marketing. They are also just as varied in how they like to get their knowledge. Some like watching recordings, some incline toward books, others tune into a decent webcast.

Blogs are another extraordinary medium for getting scaled down pieces of data, and scaling up your product management abilities.Today we’re going to show you some of our favourites, encapsulating all the aspects of the job.

  1. Advice & Insights into Product Management at Google

    This week Product School hosted Pratik Thaker, a Product Manager at Google, for an #AskMeAnything session. Pratik talked about his journey into Product, advice on transitioning and key skills necessary for a PM, ways to prioritize, and more!

    Meet Pratik

    Pratik is a former Aerospace Engineer and Entrepreneur who has found a passion for building products that delight users and drive business impact at scale. Currently, he is a Product Manager at Google, working with the Knowledge Engine team.

    Prior to that, Pratik was a Senior Product Manager at Careem, building the MENA region’s first super app. In addition, he was also the Co-Founder of Isometric Engineering Consultancy. Pratik earned a B.S in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Engineering from Cornell University.

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  2. 8 Keys to Successfully Implementing a Product Management Framework

    Organisations eager to do a better job building and launching products that win in the market are smart to look to product management frameworks. Who wants to waste time reinventing the wheel when market opportunities require speed and stakeholders are obsessed with agility? The tested, refined, and re-refined product management best practices from the industry’s thought leaders have done all the hard work, so why not just “paste and go?”

    Not so fast! As we outlined in our previous post, training your product teams is an important step, but just that – a step – in transforming your group into a well-oiled product management machine. To truly leverage the framework, an organization needs to understand its objectives, identify strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the implementation.

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  3. Ways to Create a Winning Product Portfolio Management Strategy

    Product policy largely determines the company’s position in the market. A well-thought-out product portfolio that takes into account the needs of the target audience is able to ensure the efficiency and profitability of the company. This is what the product profile management does.

    It allows for a systematic approach that includes comprehensive strategy development. There is no place for spontaneous and formulaic decisions. Each step is driven by data from analysis and research. If something worked in one company, it is not at all a fact that it will benefit your business. Therefore, it is important to operate well with theoretical knowledge and apply it within a specific brand. In this article, we will look at these aspects.

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  4. Scope Shaping Principles for Product Managers

    Agile’s fundamental principle of incremental development is core to the benefit opportunities available to teams. In practice, this principle is often overwhelmed with pressure from the market, leadership and team dynamics to DELIVER. The pressure is never qualified. You never hear ‘Deliver value with high quality and in a sustainable way. That pressure sets up teams to fall into many different agile anti-pattern traps. Here is where Product Managers and Product Owners can step up and help their teams avoid these traps by understanding them and dealing with them.

    One anti-pattern trap to understand is that there are way TOO many large user stories. These never complete within an iteration. This enslave teams. This is one type of anti-pattern story.

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  5. Product Manager Assessment

    Scorecard to be used with your Product Coach, Manager, or for your own self-assessment.

    Over the course of my career, I have had to develop some assessment of competency for Product Managers and Product Marketers on multiple occasions. Usually I have broken this into three major buckets of competency: Domain, Practices, and Soft Skills.

    I have done this for the benefit of assessing and developing large organizations. I have also done this for my own self-assessment and that of product managers I have had the benefit of coaching.

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