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Women in Product Management: Lori Anderson, VP Technical Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Lori Anderson, VP Technical Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education To catch the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How does a teacher in the inner city of New Orleans become a VP of Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education? That was the journey I learned about when I spoke with Lori Anderson as part of our Women in Product…[continue reading]

Assessment of Product Manager Skills

Assessment of Individual Product Manager Skills

In this special video, 280 Group Founder and CEO, Brian Lawley, talks with Consultant/Trainer, Bill Haines, about an invaluable system he invented. Bill is going to explain the basics of the Individual Skills Assessment for Product Managers. Often times at 280 Group we’ll have managers or director or VPs come to us and they’ll want to do an assessment of their team. They wonder how good their team is at certain Product Manager skills and what skills should they be…[continue reading]

New Product Manager Job

Start Fast at a New Product Manager Job

This video features Pamela Schure, the Director of Products and Services at 280 Group, and JF Oullette, a Product Management consultant and professor. They are discussing how to quickly transition in to a new Product Manager job. If you want to bolster your core Product Management skills, take our online or in-person training. So how do you get in to your new Product Manager job and become an expert with the organization you are working for as quickly as possible?…[continue reading]

Keep my New Model 3 or Old Model S?

Model 3 review: Model 3 Versus Model S I’ve owned a Model S p85d (autopilot 1 hardware) for a little over two years, so when I went to pick up my Model 3 yesterday I was curious if it was going to be a good replacement (lease is up on the Model S in a few months.) This article is a quick summary based on the first few hours of quality time with the new Model 3 – I’ll update…[continue reading]

How to hire the perfect product management contractor

How to Hire the Perfect Product Management Contractor – Webinar

We are announcing our next Product Management Webinar, don’t miss your chance to learn all about the value of adding a Product Management Contractor and the best ways to make the hiring process an efficient success. How to Hire the Perfect Product Management or Product Marketing Contractor Hosted by AIPMM, featuring Brian Lawley Friday, December 1st, 9 AM Pacific Time Are you ready to finally get the right person for the job, without the headache? You’ll learn step-by-step on how…[continue reading]

Get sales reps on your side

1 Surefire Way to Get Sales Reps on Your Side

In this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley hosts Dave Dersh, one of the best sales reps Brian has ever worked with. Dave has been at places like Apple and Dell and Oracle and is here to share some wisdom about the relationship between Product Managers and Salespeople. Brian has just one question for Dave: If there was one thing that a Product Manager could do to get a salesperson on their side, what would that be? Watch…[continue reading]

Women in Product Management Sarah Hatfield

Women in Product Management: Sarah Hatfield, VP Product Management at OnProcess Technology

For our fourth installment of Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Sarah Hatfield, VP Product Management and Client Solutions at OnProcess Technology. To catch the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How does training for battle in Afghanistan prepare you for an executive role in Product Management? That was just one of the topics I discussed with Sarah as part of our Women in Product Series. According to LinkedIn, Sarah’s…[continue reading]