Miky Bayankin – Meet the Mentor
My name is Miky, I'm an entrepreneur, startup founder, and a product manager. I have a background in product, operations, business and people leadership. Most of my career, I have been launching new products and businesses - both as standalone companies and within the larger companies.
An Interesting Observation About Tech Leads
The career progression of tech leads in big techs and high-growth startups often involves utilizing overlapping skill sets, with many leaders in engineering and product roles sharing a solid grasp of programming and computer-related concepts. Despite initial differences, tech lead, engineering manager, and product manager roles share a common thread of requiring technical understanding, leadership skills, and strategic thinking.
Navigating the Landscape: The Specificity of Technical Product Management
Hello MentorCruise community! As a seasoned SAP Lead Product Manager, I've had the privilege of navigating the dynamic realm of Technical Product Management. In this blog post, I'll delve into the specificity of this role, shedding light on the unique challenges, skills, and insights that make it a distinct discipline within the broader product management spectrum.
You've been hired as the first Product Manager in a start-up, these are the 5 things to do
What does the first Product Manager do in an early stage startup? In this article I'll explain how to organize the first months of work if you join a startup where the product department doesn't yet exist and you are the first Product Manager.
Transitioning from Product Design to Product Management: in the IT Consultancy World
A while ago, I had decided to become a Product Manager. In any transition path, we discover a series of challenges and unexpected situations. Funny to say, I expected this transition to be a lot easier than it actually is.
From Digital Product Manager to Entrepreneur - A Personal Journey
A combined passion for dogs and digital product management creates a successful small business that fulfills a need in the market while embracing creativity, giving back, and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Decisions as an Early-stage Product Manager or Founder
Understanding how to work as a product manager or early stage founder in a startup can feel like a complex task. This article shares some useful ways to make good decisions quickly and plan effectively in this fast-paced environment.
Abdulla Alshahri – Meet the Mentor
Product and strategy geek with +10 years of experience but still learning like it's my first day! A former Engineer turned Entrepreneur and Product Manager. Love building things the agile way and testing MVPs asap. Specialized in building high-quality, scalable products.
5 Essential Skills Every Successful Product Manager Should Have
In this article discusses the five essential skills that every successful product manager should have. It highlights the importance of strategic thinking, customer empathy, communication, leadership, and technical expertise in the role of a product manager.
Salil K – Meet the Mentor
As a product management leader with over 15 years of experience, I got to work with startups, mid-sized companies, and large enterprises to bring new products to market. I have a passion for mentoring and coaching budding product managers, helping them navigate the complexities of the field and build successful careers.
Data-informed product management: How to Use Data to Build Better Products
In order to be an effective product manager, you need to be able to use data to inform your decisions. Too often, we see products fail because the product manager was not able to get buy-in from stakeholders or customers. By using data, you can back up your decisions with evidence and show that you are making the best choices for the company and its customers. So let's dive in!
Demystifying Product Management with Colleen Graneto
If I ask you right now, what does a product manager do all day? Would you be able to give me a concrete answer? The search term around what a product manager does all day actually gets up to 10,000 hits every month in Google. So we’re taking the time today to talk to a veteran and leader of the industry.
Very Easy Guide to User Story Mapping
As a product manager, using visual exercises and techniques to help your development teams properly define the tasks they need to complete is essential. It improves their work experience, and streamlines the team’s workflow, allowing them to better prioritize their work.
Five Key Lessons Product Managers Can Learn from Service Designers
During my career I have spent time working closely with Service Designers on a variety of projects and products, and I believe there are five key lessons from the Service Designer discipline that can help enhance Product Management.
Product management career path: From pathway to communities to join
Product management is a multifaceted role in tech companies and other industries, with many possible future pathways due to the versatility and variety of skills needed to succeed. Depending on the types of products your company is offering, the basic job scope and responsibilities of a product manager may vary.
What Is Product Management? Key definitions and responses
When I started my career as a Product Manager, I was drawn to the challenge, excitement and glamor surrounding this still evolving job function. However, if someone were to ask me how to define Product Management, I would have fumbled for a coherent answer.
How to make sure recruiters pay attention to your CV
People told me I was lucky when I got my dream job at Fave as Product Manager a year ago. After all, Anisha, a fellow AIESEC and whom I am connected to, works there as Head of People. They thought, she was able to refer me, and that’s how I was easily able to get the job.
Top 6 mistakes founders and product managers should learn to avoid
I’ve started several startups, worked in companies as Senior Product Manager and as a Business Development Manager. Due to my various roles, I understand well that a product has a job to do, there should be product-market fit, customers have to understand the value and strategies should be in place to help scale the company’s growth.