Question: "What does it take to be a great product manager?"→ Read More: Competent Product Manager
Question: "I have several years of product management experience. I would like to improve my skills and gain new knowledge. Perhaps do some practice? Does Blackblot have anything?"→ Read More: Improve Skills and Gain New Knowledge
Question: "Can you provide some insight on how to get ahead career wise in product management?"→ Read More: Getting Ahead in Product Management
Question: "I had a question for you that I am really interested in hearing your thoughts on. I have been in the product management world for 15+ years now and one of the things that I have noticed is that it seems to be becoming a much more technical role requiring, in some cases, that people have programming backgrounds."→ Read More: Product Management Trends - Part 1 of 4
Question: "I read your Dichotomous Future of Product Management article where you have identified four types of product management. Can you say anything about their relative popularity? Even if you don’t have hard data to show around the percentage of companies using each approach, some thoughts on the popularity of each would be interesting."→ Read More: Product Management Trends - Part 2 of 4
Question: "You wrote that the Generalization and the Technology approaches are unsupported and lack methodological foundation, and thus they can be invalidated. I would like you to say a bit more about what makes them invalid."→ Read More: Product Management Trends - Part 3 of 4
Question: "If all the approaches other than the Methodology approach are invalid (or broken to some extent) how do we incorporate the notion of success?"→ Read More: Product Management Trends - Part 4 of 4
The first step in building your career is to establish your professional identity and focus. Once complete you can work back from that identity to build a professional development plan.→ Read More: Venturing in to Product Management with Certifications
This review provides an analysis of the background, challenges, and options for a career transition path from a Scrum product owner to a PMTK product manager.→ Read More: Transitioning from a Scrum Product Owner to a PMTK Product Manager
Question: "Are there any legitimate product management certifications out there similar to the PMP certification?"→ Read More: Product Management and PMI PMP
This review explains the forces that shape contemporary product management training programs.→ Read More: Product Management Training – An Overview and Is It Worth It?
Question: "What do product managers needs to have in their résumé?"→ Read More: Information in a Product Management Résumé
Question: "What am I expected to know if I want to be a product manager?"→ Read More: Product Manager's Core Knowledge
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?"→ Read More: Is ‘Product Manager’ My True Job Title?
Question: "Is 'Product Manager' a job title or a role?"→ Read More: Product Manager Title Dilemma
Question: "I am a software developer with several years of experience and wish to get into product management. I wish to know how I can break into the product management profession. Please advise."→ Read More: Moving to a Job in Product Management
Question: "The place where the PMTK methodology provides a major insight is the revelation that there IS a problem space that requires attention and this is usually the weakest role in the product management domain. Is this correct?"→ Read More: Problem Space and PMTK
Question: "Are product managers really the CEOs of their products?"→ Read More: Product Manager as Product CEO?
Question: "What are the common effects of being technology-driven?"→ Read More: Effects of being Technology-driven
Question: "How should one make a move from core engineering/development or R&D to product management?"→ Read More: Transitioning from a Technical Role to Product Management
Question: "I am a product manager in my organization. How does one evaluate a product manager? During my appraisals, against what parameters should I be measured? What are the qualitative and quantitative measures?"→ Read More: Evaluating a Product Manager's Performance
Question: "Is there a particular approach to take when preparing a résumé for a product manager? Can you provide some examples of properly written product manager résumés?"→ Read More: Product Manager’s CV
Question: "We would like to compare Blackblot's product management certification program to other programs. Please advise."→ Read More: Product Management Certification - How To Compare?
Question: "We would like to compare Blackblot's product management training program to other programs. Please advise."→ Read More: Product Management Training – How To Compare?