Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

Contributed by John Mansour Before your mind wanders too far, let’s set the record straight. In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. When the product…

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…

The Simple Guide to Product Management

Contributed by Cynthia Andre In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 out of 5. Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager. Unlike many of those jobs, product management is known for its nebulous career pathing…

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 3 of 3)

Contributed by Sarah McCrary This is the third post in the “Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value” series. Previous posts identified the seven sources of power and highlighted that enduring and authentic power emanates from referent, expert, and connection power sources. Be Decisive Under Pressure There are techniques to build your decision making agility…