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Be an Influential Product Manager: Key Commandments
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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How to Work with Developers
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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Product School Opens in Los Angeles!
Course, Los Angeles

Product School Opens in Los Angeles!

Product School offers part-time product management courses in 16 cities worldwide. We are pleased to announce that we will be opening up two new locations in the Los Angeles area. Here’s some information on what our new Product School Los Angeles campuses will offer.

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Questions You Hadn’t Thought To Ask About Product Management
Career Path, Entry Level

Questions You Hadn’t Thought To Ask About Product Management

One of the most common frustrations we hear from anyone pursuing his/her first product management job is: “I don’t know what I don’t know!” Rather than realizing that you need to learn a particular skill, process or tool AFTER the interviewer or your boss asks you about it, here are 4 of the most common Product Management questions (and answers) that you might not have thought to ask.

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The Product Perspective on Pokémon GO
Experience, Pokemon Go

The Product Perspective on Pokémon GO

The phenomenon known as Pokémon GO is taking the heights of augmented-reality gaming to a whole new level. This game-changer has seduced the masses into virtual game-play in parks, streets and “Pokéstops” all around the world. What made its launch so great and what could be improved? Here are a few ideas from the Product Perspective:

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Luis DeLeon on Getting a PM Job at Google
Google, How to Become

Luis DeLeon on Getting a PM Job at Google

  This past week, we were joined by Luis DeLeon who just got a job in Data PM at Google after recently graduating from Product School San Francisco. We had the awesome opportunity to chat with him and hear about his experience in getting his new job and what he did before product management.

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Is Product Management for You?
Background, Career Path

Is Product Management for You?

You may already have an idea of how awesome a job in product management can be. Rather than spending all your time finding, collecting, vetting and analyzing a bunch of random internet opinions, we’ve put together some quick facts for you that will help you find out if you should make the PM transition.

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