SMB Product Management

19 Answers
Tamar Hadar
Tamar Hadar
The Knot Worldwide Senior Director of ProductFebruary 3
As a first PM, you will need to be very judicious with how you allocate your time and resources. In fact, I think that’s true for larger companies as well. There are always going to be more ideas than resources available. As a product manager, you are responsible for translating the company’s vi......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
1. Ability to communicate well - Someone told me early in my career: The single most important PM skill he looks for when hiring a PM is communication. Communication is really a proxy for building trust, driving alignment, having healthy debates when there’s conflict and committing t......Read More
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Guy Levit
Guy Levit
Meta Sr. Director of Product ManagementApril 27
My current product team has about 40 PMs (And we are hiring!). I would not dive into what each of the team does, but maybe talk about how we went about structuring it, which may be a more transferable skill. When I first joined Meta my VP asked me if the current team structure is the right one......Read More
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Virgilia Kaur Pruthi (she/her)
Virgilia Kaur Pruthi (she/her)
Expedia Group Senior Director of Product, Head of Trust and SafetyFebruary 1
I'd love to learn more about what you mean by this. In reality they shouldn't change, your customers would just be internal that's all. You could still measure activation, activation, retention, engagement, resolution time, etc. On the other hand, you could measure self help vs. those who still a......Read More
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Savita Kini
Savita Kini
Cisco Director of Product Management, Speech and Video AIMarch 4
Seek to understand and clarify first before assuming you have learnt everything that is to know and propose solutions.  I see there are lot of online courses, documentation, articles -- you can do a lot of reading online to educate yourself about the complexities of model development, data gathe......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 7
Stakeholder management is crucial in Product Management. Start by identifying your stakeholders and understanding their concerns, motivations, and what matters to them. Once you have a clear picture of your stakeholders, you can prioritize them based on your product's life cycle stage, the outcom......Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 20
Two constant challenges for me in any product role has been finding the right way to say no. This could be to your customers asking for a particular feature or your organization that has decided to prioritize certain aspects differently.  The best way to overcome this challenge is by having your......Read More
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D Matthew Landry
D Matthew Landry
Cisco VP Product Management, Cisco WirelessFebruary 24
 Entry-level product managers for an enterprise product line tend to come in from two paths: technical background, and business background. Those with a stronger technical background might come from another part of the business, such as technical marketing or solution/sales engineering. They mak......Read More
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Veronica Hudson
Veronica Hudson
ActiveCampaign Senior Director of Product ManagementJune 9
As someone who moved from a CSM role into product management, I get asked this question frequently. While my answers are specific to my own experience, I've seen them work for others that have moved into product roles as well: 1. The most straightforward way to break into product management is ......Read More
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Apurva Garware
Apurva Garware
Upwork VP Product and GMApril 28
Obviously this looks different at varying levels of tenure and experience, but key themes are: * Customer focus * Business impact * People / relationships Customer focus speaks to if this person is able to put themselves in the shoes of the customer, whether b2b or b2c, and experience the pr......Read More
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