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?
Question: "We would like to compare Blackblot's product management methodology to other methodologies. Please advise."→ Read More: Product Management Methodology – How To Compare?
Question: "I am doing my MBA right now and it is a two year program that requires a summer internship between the two years. I am curious, how hard is it for someone to get involved in product management as an intern? It seems to me that product management is such a critical role and often a full-time, long-term one that it seems unlikely you could find one as an intern. Perhaps most people work as some kind of assistant/junior product manager to another product manager to start out? What have you seen happen?"→ Read More: Product Management Internships
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."→ Read More: Director of Product Management Vs. Senior Product Manager
Question: "Based on Blackblot's global interaction with product managers, what is the main challenge product managers worldwide are faced with?"→ Read More: Main Challenge to Product Managers Worldwide
Question: "I am pondering this philosophical question. What in its entire doings and interfaces can resonate a sense of a higher purpose in a Product Manager?"→ Read More: Product Manager's Sense of a Higher Purpose
The Product Management Festival 2013 which took place in Zurich, Switzerland, during September 2013, was the first major product management conference to take place in Europe. It was a two-day event with nearly three hundred participants from many western and eastern European countries, Russia, USA, Israel and even Australia.→ Read More: Product Management Festival 2013
Question: "On LinkedIn groups I often see discussions attempting to clarify different manager titles. Mostly it is about Product Manager vs. Product Owner vs. Program Manager vs. Project Manager. What is the difference between these roles? Are they different, same or overlap?"→ Read More: Different Manager Titles
Hiring is a difficult process. People are complex, multifaceted, and in a relatively short time the employer needs to factor all of the candidate's characteristics into one large "general impression" and make a hiring decision: an unenviable and incredibly subjective task.→ Read More: Helping You Get the Job and Promotion You Deserve