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3 Secrets to Successful Product Management

Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of 280 Group and an author of 5 best-selling books including Product Management for Dummies. In this video he is going to share with everyone the three secrets to successful Product Management. Without waiting any longer, let’s begin. Watch The Video The first secret we are going to talk about has to do with listening. What Brian recommends, and tries to follow, is that you listen far more than you talk. This is…[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]

Questions Product Managers

Two Questions Product Managers Should Ask Every Day

There are two simple questions Product Managers need to ask every day in order to be dramatically more effective. By integrating the questions “Why?” and “So What?” in to their daily work, any product manager can improve their effectiveness. Why? Asking why is one of the most fundamental things you can do as a Product Manager. Beyond the first ask, you should get underneath the initial answer, dig deeper in to some motivations and meanings by asking why several times.…[continue reading]

3 Ways to be a better product manager

Three Ways to Immediately Be a Better Product Manager

To find out how to be a better Product Manager we interviewed Pamela Schure, co-author of Product Management for Dummies. Pam has been a Product Manager and has been teaching Product Management for over two decades, and she provided us with some insights about three things she has seen effective Product Managers do that others don’t. First, become a master of using data. Have at least half a dozen (and preferably 2-3 times that many) data points about your customers,…[continue reading]

Top 10 Product Management Linkedin

Top 10 Tips for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile – Video Presentation

Watch Mira Wooten present the 10 best things you can do for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile. The 280 Group’s Solutions Manager and Director of Recruiting, Mira Wooten, recently traveled to ProductCamp LA and gave this valuable presentation on the top 10 things you can do to beef up your Product Management LinkedIn Profile and get noticed by recruiters. The presentation was filmed by the good people at ProductCamp LA and you can watch it for yourself. Take the next…[continue reading]

Product Manager Salary

Product Manager Salary Statistics

The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is? This article will give you some statistics about being a Product Manager and what to expect in terms of salary and other benefits. The importance of Product Managers is on the rise. According to CNN Moneywatch, Product Management is now the fourth most important profession in corporations, behind only CEOs, General…[continue reading]