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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]

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]

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]

Product Manager Nightmares

Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure share a lighthearted recount of some memorable Product Manager nightmares and horror stories from their decades of experience. The Horrible Non-working Product I accepted a job working on an incredibly innovative new product and was very excited. What the executives and engineers claimed it could do…[continue reading]

3 Strategies for Pitching Product Management Ideas

3 Strategies to Pitch Product Management Ideas

For this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, talks with Bill Haines, who is not only a Product Management Consultant and Trainer, but an expert in positioning, messaging, and influencing people. Bill is asked to describe the tree types of audiences a Product Manager might be pitching to and what the strategy might be for each one of those people to make sure that they have the highest likelihood of accepting your ideas and going along with you.…[continue reading]

End of the Product Lifecycle

Issues Faced at the End of the Product Lifecycle

280 Group’s Director of Products and Services, Pamela Schure is here to talk with Consultant and Trainer JF Ouellette about the end of the Product Lifecycle. Specifically, Pamela and JF will discuss a few issues that are faced when a Product Manager has to End of Life a product. End of Life is a stage of the Product Lifecycle that is not very exciting and often times does not get the attention it deserves but is important nonetheless. Watch The…[continue reading]