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How to, Interviews

Answering The Metrics Interview Question with Dave McClure

You should always be ready for the metrics interview question. Just think of this situation. You just received the call; company X has selected you as a candidate for the open Product Management position. Now comes the challenging part, nailing the interview. You might have excellent communication skills. But you are probably not ready to tackle the metrics interview question. Before you go in, review this method using Dave McClure’s Pirate Metrics, AARRR!.

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Roadmap, Skills

4 Types of Tools Product Managers Use Every Day

The most successful product managers are organized and focused. If you have an organized mind you can communicate more clearly, and being a great communicator is the key to success as a product manager. Here are all the types of tools that most product managers have in their tool belt and suggestions for apps and websites for each type of tool.

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Skills, Strategic Thinking

How to Talk to Customers and Users

One of the most important parts of being a PM happens outside of the office. Product Managers will often hear the phrase, “Get out of the building. Talk to customers and users”. This means to step outside of the office and spends time with your customers and listen to what they need, how they manage their day-to-day and understand their problems so you can build products that solve them.

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How to Become, Product Manager

Be an Influential Product Manager: Key Commandments

As a product manager, you are a leader based on influence, you don’t have people working directly for you, they have other bosses. As an influential product manager, you have to work hard with your teams to get them onboard with your product or feature. And in doing so, it's important to explain the what and the why in a way that's so great it jump starts motivation and product development.

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Skills, Team Management

How to Work with Developers

The success of a product depends on how well you work with your development team. Especially since these are the guys that turn your ideas and designs into actual products and features. Even though they need to be more technically skilled than the PM, they still rely heavily on the Product manager to get their job done. This relationship is built on trust, communication, and clarity and it needs to thrive. Here are some points to help:

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How to, Interviews

The Ultimate List of Product Manager Interview Questions

What do companies look for in a new Product Manager? Aside from intellect, smarts, the power to adapt, think and act on their feet? They want a person who is motivated to do the job, can work with multiple types of teams, and has the ability to prioritize features that they already know users are looking for. A product manager has to be resilient, strategic and insightful. Which means the hiring company will ask a multitude of questions to figure out if you are the one. Here is the ultimate list of questions you can expect to be asked in a product management interview for you to prepare and nail it.

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