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7 Ways Learning Code Helps Product Managers Be Great [Infographic]
Career Path, Coding

7 Ways Learning Code Helps Product Managers Be Great [Infographic]

As teachers in product management, we get a lot of questions from aspiring and even current product managers. One of the questions we get the most is, “Should a Product Manager know how to code?” There are multiple ways and variations to answer this question from what languages are highly relevant to a PM, to how technical you should actually be. The short answer: coding helps.  There are many ways learning code helps product managers.

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The First Coding Course for Managers
Coding, Course

The First Coding Course for Managers

We are thrilled to announce we are now offering 8-week part-time Coding courses for Managers in our San Francisco and New York campuses. This is the very first coding course, specifically designed to give product managers the foundational knowledge of code they need to increase their skills and take their career to the next level.

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Interview Series: Jerome Bland-Sebrien, VP of Product at SERMO
How to, Interviews

Interview Series: Jerome Bland-Sebrien, VP of Product at SERMO

What separates "good" from "great" Product Managers? Since we are in touch with dozens of experienced Product Managers who inspire us to build better products, we thought we'd share the wealth by putting together an interview series. Each week we will be sitting down with top people in product and highly motivated product managers currently breaking into the field. Each one will be full of insights, tips and background information on how they got the job and what product management means to them. Today, we'll start with Jerome Bland-Sebrien.

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5 Common Product Manager Mistakes – The Product Management Blog
How to, How to Become, How to Become, Product Manager

5 Common Product Manager Mistakes – The Product Management Blog

Taking on the role of product manager can be overwhelming for many. You jump into various tasks, while demonstrating you can keep it all together and have multiple types of conversations in almost any situation. Although perfecting this balancing act comes with experience, there are a few mistakes many new product managers make, that you can be aware of to start your career off on a high note.

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When Saying “No” Adds Value
How to Become, Product Manager

When Saying “No” Adds Value

You may have heard this everywhere, but, here it goes again, you will need to have the ability to say “no” to anyone, your customer, your team member, and even your CEO. Not all features have a place on the roadmap, and not everyone has the right data or information to decide when to include something, when to reduce something and when to leave it out altogether. This is why we need product managers.

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How to Work Together in Product Development
Skills, Team Management

How to Work Together in Product Development

As a product manager, it’s important to be able to work with multiple teams. So we often talk about how to collaborate with one or the other, but these teams will always need to work together simultaneously. It’s important to find a balance in which design and innovation evolve rather than disrupt product development. There are ways to make this dynamic fusion clear, efficient, and functional.

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Marketing Your Product
Background, Career Path, Marketing

Marketing Your Product

In smaller companies, the product manager also markets the product, while larger companies have an in-house product marketing manager. Either way, it’s important to be aware of how the product marketing manager approaches marketing. This way, you understand how they do their job and where you can help on marketing your product. 

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