Changing the trajectory of your career

By John Zilch – This blog post is based on an interview conducted with Brian Lawley, the CEO and Founder of the 280 Group. He is the author of six best-selling books, Product Management for Dummies, Optimal Product Process, The Phenomenal Product Manager, Expert Product Management and 42 Rules of Product Management and is the…

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

An Agile Product Open meetup recap – By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events. These events empower our membership with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their current work or further advance their careers in product management. Product management is one of those…

How do I get into Product Management?

The Path to Product Management – By John Zilch – I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking question posted on the Boston Product Management Association group page. Justin asked: “Is an MBA a pre-requisite for Product Management?” I thought that was a fascinating question. My instinct was to reply “No, of course not!” But then again,…

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S. in Business Marketing and started her career as a press attaché and assistant director in communication for the Massachusetts Secretary of State at State House in Boston. She has a unique combination of business expertise and coaching proficiency, allowing her to relate…

Breakfast and Mentoring: Thoughtful Roundtable

Contributed by Nina Mitchell, Volunteer for the BPMA Mentorship Program To kick off the new session of the BPMA Mentorship Program, we organized a breakfast and roundtable at the GoDaddy offices in Cambridge. Our gathering provided mentors and mentees the opportunity to meet in person. The 25 attendees also addressed key Product topics in a roundtable…

Mentorship and expectations

The mentorship program at the Boston Product Management Association and how to make the best out of it. Why you might need a mentor in your life Directing your own life can be equally exciting and daunting thing to do. Oftentimes we may feel stuck and need a little push on the way. It seems like…