A Day in the Life of a Product Manager – Guest Post for Silicon Milkroundabout

Some advice for all you budding product managers and job hunters out there:

  1. Get your good selves over to Silicon Milkroundabout 7.0 this Saturday.
  2. Go chat with the Mind the Product gang about a career in product management at SMR7.
  3. Read my special guest blog – A Day in the Life of a Product Manager – over on SMR’s blog.

And if you’re looking for tips on how you can tell you’re doing your job right, you may also be interested in one of my earlier posts: 4 Key Ways to Spot a Successful Product Manager.

14th May: The $100 million assumption – MVP down under

Get Excited and Make Things

On Wednesday 14th May, I’ll be joining a panel of local product managers and startup founders at Product Anonymous in Melbourne, Australia to talk about their MVP (minimum viable product) trials and tribulations.  If you’re in the area, it would be great if you could join us and take part in the discussion.

Time: 6-6:30 pm arrival & drinks.  Talk starts at 6:30 pm.

Grab your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/product-anonymous-may-14-mvp-tickets-10598537511

See you there!

Product Management in Commerce on Mind the Product

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As the UK shops itself out of recession, it was more than fitting that February’s ProductTank London was all about product management in commerce: online, offline and mobile.  This month we had three eye-opening talks:

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2nd March: Calling all entrepreneurs – Cofounders Bootcamp

Founders Nation BootcampI’ll be joining a great line-up of speakers at Founders Nation’s Bootcamp on Sunday 2nd March.  If you’re embarking on a new startup adventure, this is the event for you!

Tickets are available now at www.cofoundersbootcamp.com.

Special offer for readers of this blog – use promo code FNPartner14 to receive a 15% discount on tickets this week.

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Back(log) to the Future – story arcs, roadmaps and product themes

Last time I published an article explaining why I thought roadmaps were a little like DVD box sets.   DonorDrive product manager Kasey Marcum (@kaseymarcum) asked in the comments:

“Always enjoy your posts, Jock! I really love the high level idea of this. What does this actually look like in the wild?”

Imagine your roadmap and sprints being as engaging as a hit movie – just think how much easier they’d be to “sell” to your stakeholders and customers!  Let’s see how you can do this.

Back to the Future

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Product Management in Online Payments on Mind the Product

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New year – new ProductTank London.  2014 kicked off in style with Andy Young and Yuval Samet talking to us about product management in online payments.  Take a look at the recap I wrote over on Mind the Product’s blog.

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35: Product management skills to pay the bills

I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned as a product manager.

So you want to become a product manager?  Good for you!  But how do you know you’re ready to move into a product management job?  Here are some suggestions to start you on the right track.

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