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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]

Women in Product Management Diana

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Imagine being the product manager for a product that is dependent on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare regulations and reform. What would your roadmap look like? That was just one of topics I discussed…[continue reading]

Women in Product Management Sarah Gaeta

Women in Product Management Series: Sarah Gaeta, VP and General Manager at Tivo

As a continuation on our series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sarah Gaeta, currently VP and General Manager in Software and Services at Tivo. I was curious to learn how an undergraduate degree in Italian and a teaching degree from Harvard led her to a career in Product Management. In this interview, Sarah shares her path, missteps and lessons, and offers advice for new Product Managers. Sarah’s basic philosophy is that everything happens…[continue reading]

Tips for Product Managers to get Executive Support

Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult. What can a Product Manager do to increase the chances of getting what they ask for? This video and article cover five techniques for just that. Watch Now Five ways to get executive support: Be brief and hard-hitting. Nothing will kill your chances…[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]

Women in Product Management Sara Wood

Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

For a new series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sara Wood, currently VP of Product at Gap, Inc in San Francisco. I was curious to learn what led her to Product Management, the missteps and lessons she learned along the way, and advice that she has for new Product Managers. When I asked Sara how she got into Product management, she shared that she started using network technology in graduate school for her…[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]