Question: “What is the difference between a Director of Product Management and a Senior Product Manager? I am having this conversation with my boss (who is not a product manager) and others at my company and want to be clear about expectations of each role.”
Answer: This question beckons two comparisons. The substantive difference . . . → Read More: Director of Product Management Vs. Senior Product Manager
Question: “In a separate article you listed the skills that Product Planners and Product Marketers require to be successful. What is the similar set of skills for a Product Architect?”
Answer: The Successful Product Manager Skills article describes the skill set a Product Planner and Product Marketer required to be successful.
The skills that . . . → Read More: Successful Product Architect Skills
Question: “What is the recommended process of implementing the PMTK product management methodology? How would you overcome in-house resistance and political interference?”
Answer: The recommended process of implementing Blackblot’s Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK) methodology hinges on first evaluating the company’s current product management practice by utilizing the PMTK methodology as a benchmark, followed by identifying . . . → Read More: Implementing a Product Management Methodology
Question: “I am a software engineer with six years of solid work experience. I have very strong technical skills. I also have an MBA degree from a good university. I am now interested in a product management position as part of growing my career and working more with customers. What other skills would I . . . → Read More: Successful Product Manager Skills
Question: “I am attending product management training, learning Blackblot’s methodology and realized that I need to rethink my true job title which may not be Product Manager. How can I determine what my real job title should be?”
Answer: A job title is only a label to which one or more roles are assigned. . . . → Read More: Is ‘Product Manager’ My True Job Title?