Episode 63: 3 Short Acts of Product Management

A new and different format

This episode is a bit of an experiment. Rather than one focused topic, we have three short “acts” – somewhat related brief stories that, hopefully, illuminate aspects of product management for you.

Let me know what you think of this structure and if you’d like to hear more episodes like this one.

Giving back to the community – The P24 Event

In this time of great strangeness and pandemic, I wanted to share two ways that other product leaders and I are trying to give back to the community to support people in need.

P24

“Tell Your Story” master class

Whether you need to find a new job after the quarantine, or you’re just planning to move up and out, the good news is that you can apply your product management instincts and skills to finding a job. You are the product in this case.

Of course, competition is stiff in this “sales” engagement, so you have to know how to best accentuate your differentiators and how to effectively reduce the hiring manager’s perception of risk. All the tools of taking your product to market are at play when you are taking yourself to market.

I’ll be giving a free master class on “How to present your best self in interviews and on your resume” – this is the basics of go-to-market for yourself, focused specifically on the needs of product managers. The master class will be next week on April 30th. Go to alltheresponsibility.com/masterclass to sign up. (And if you sign up but can’t make it live, I’ll make sure you get the replay.)

Links from the episode

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3 – Mountains

A spire in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park region of China
An image of one of the spires in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park region of China that I mention in the episode. An amazing sight that I hope to see in person some day!

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