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The Optimal Product Management Blog

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5
Catch up on Part 4 here! “You Never Get a Second Chance to make a great first impression” – Advertising Slogan from the 1960’s In the first four parts of the Product Management Career Acceleration Series, we focused on providing ...
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Behind the Product: Is Costco’s New Pay Fob a Customer Faux Pas?
In our “Behind the Product” series, we discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular product management concept or principle. As product managers, we’re constantly watching ...
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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Brandye Sweetnam, Director of Product Management at PayPal
In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. Hear from PM veterans, like ...
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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Denise Hemke, VP, Analytics Product Management and Strategy at Workday
In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. Hear from PM veterans, like ...
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Celebrating Clayton Christensen: On Hiring a Milkshake
This week, we lost a giant of Business Strategy, as we said goodbye to Clayton Christensen. The Man Behind the Shakedown Christensen was a globally-recognized professor, speaker, and ...
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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4
Catch up on Part 3 here! “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ...
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Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered
This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track. You can view the accompanying blog ...
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2020 Salary Data for Product Management Roles
Product Manager Salary Data in 2020
This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. This year, ...
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Product Management in 2020: New Year, New… Products?
Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully, you’re rested and ready to tackle the opportunities and challenges you’ll be facing in 2020. In this article, we’re going to give you ...
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Competitive Analysis to Competitive Intelligence: Evolving for Greater Product Management Impact
Introduction To pay homage, yet modify a quote from football coaching legend Vince Lombardi, “Competing is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.” Unfortunately, when ...
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