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4 Types of Tools Product Managers Use Every Day
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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How to Talk to Customers and Users
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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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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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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From Software Engineer to Senior Product Manager
Career Path

From Software Engineer to Senior Product Manager

Hear Shubha's journey from Software Engineer to Senior Product Manager Shubha is part of the growing Product School alumni community. She evolved from the position of Software Engineer to Product Manager. In fact, engineers are not the only professionals making this move. Other data-oriented graduates from Business Studies, experienced IT practitioners, designers and even financial masters are taking the Product Management route.

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