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Cracking the PM Career

    Book Name: Cracking the PM Career
    Category: Product Management Books
    Language: English
    Format: PDF
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    Product management is a significant function, and so is this book.

    From the authors of the number-one bestseller From the author of Cracking the PM Interview comes a comprehensive guide to the skills, frameworks, and practices required to become an outstanding product manager. It will assist you in advancing your skills and career from your first product management position to product leadership by addressing the following questions:

    How does one become an exceptional product manager and leader?
    How can products that make a difference in the world be shipped reliably?
    How do you develop product intuition, refine your execution, bolster your leadership, and hone your strategic abilities?
    What is required to manage and motivate teams?
    When is human resource management the best career choice?
    How does excellence in these abilities translate to a successful career?
    This book will teach you the dependable frameworks and best practices that will increase the likelihood of delivering a successful product. The frameworks will not make you a great product manager immediately or guarantee that your products will never fail, but they will help you avoid the most common issues and provide the structure to begin experimenting, reflecting, and enhancing.

    You will learn to:

    Create high-quality products that please users and meet their requirements.
    Manage and complete your projects efficiently and effectively.
    Develop product strategies and visions to establish direction and maximize long-term impact.
    Lead and influence others without authority.
    Manage people, cultivate excellent PMs, construct excellent teams, and establish excellent product organizations.
    Manage your career so that your efforts are rewarded with the recognition you deserve.
    These include:

    Beginning: the product life cycle; the initial 90 days
    User research; A/B testing; problem-solving frameworks; systems thinking; product discovery; design sprints; ethical product design; technical terms and concepts; product documentation (specifications and PRDs).
    Execution Skills: agile project management; minimum viable products (MVPs); incremental development; product deployments; time management; overcoming obstacles
    Strategic Competencies: product vision; strategy; roadmaps; objectives and OKRs
    Leadership Competencies: growth mindset, ownership mentality, influencing without authority, stakeholder management, collaboration, communication, inspiring a team, mentoring, and working with designers, engineers, and administrators.
    People Management Skills: becoming a people manager; being a member of the leadership team; evaluating work; holding individuals accountable; mentoring and development; recruiting and interviewing; product processes; organizational structures.
    Careers: career ladders; career objectives; partnering with your manager; selecting the appropriate team; negotiations; networking; dealing with adverse circumstances; career options beyond college. PM
    Product Executive In-depth career Q&As with eleven successful product executives whose career paths include CPO, head of product, CEO, social impact work, venture capital, angel investing, coaching, and company founding.
    And significantly more.

    Featuring stories from over fifty PMs and product leaders who have worked at organizations including: Adobe, AirBnB, Amazon, Apple, Asana, Atlassian, Calendly, Chan-Zuckerberg Institute, Chegg, Cisco, City of San Jose, Coda, Coinbase, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, FlipKart, Gojek, Google, HSBC, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, Microsoft, Netflix, OpenTable, Pinterest, Pocket Gems, Quora, Samsara, Slack, Sonos, Stripe, Swiggy, Twitter, Uber, Walmart Labs, Yahoo, and Yelp.

    Table of Contents

    Part A: Foreword by Marissa Mayer
    Chapter 0: Foreword by Marissa Mayer
    Part B: The Product Manager Role
    Chapter 1: Getting Started
    Chapter 2: The Product Manager Role
    Chapter 3: The First 90 Days
    Part C: Product Skills
    Introduction to Product Skills
    Chapter 4: User Insight
    Chapter 5: Data Insight
    Chapter 6: Analytical Problem Solving
    Chapter 7: Product and Design Skills
    Chapter 8: Technical Skills
    Chapter 9: Writing Product Documentation
    Part D: Execution Skills
    Introduction to Execution Skills
    Chapter 10: Project Management
    Chapter 11: Scoping and Incremental Development
    Chapter 12: Product Launches
    Chapter 13: Get Things Done
    Part E: Strategic Skills
    Introduction to Strategic Skills
    Chapter 14: Product Strategy Overview
    Chapter 15: Vision
    Chapter 16: Strategic Framework
    Chapter 17: Roadmapping and Prioritization
    Chapter 18: Team Goals
    Part F: Leadership Skills
    Introduction to Leadership Skills
    Chapter 19: Personal Mindset
    Chapter 20: Collaboration
    Chapter 21: Influencing without Authority
    Chapter 22: Communication
    Chapter 23: Motivation and Inspiration
    Chapter 24: Ownership Mentality
    Chapter 25: Mentoring
    Chapter 26: Working with Other Departments
    Part G: People Management Skills
    Introduction to People Management Skills
    Chapter 27: Becoming a People Manager
    Chapter 28: New Leadership Skills
    Chapter 29: Coaching and Development
    Chapter 30: Building a Team
    Chapter 31: Organizational Excellence
    Part H: Careers
    Introduction to Careers
    Chapter 32: The Career Ladders
    Chapter 33: Career Goals
    Chapter 34: Skills for Career Growth
    Chapter 35: Extended Learning
    Chapter 36: Beyond PM
    Part I: Product Leader Q&A
    Introduction to Product Leader Q&A
    Chapter 37: Dylan Casey
    Chapter 38: Brian Ellin
    Chapter 39: Osi Imeokparia
    Chapter 40: Bangaly Kaba
    Chapter 41: Sara Mauskopf
    Chapter 42: Ken Norton
    Chapter 43: Anuj Rathi
    Chapter 44: Sachin Rekhi
    Chapter 45: Teresa Torres
    Chapter 46: Oji Udezue
    Chapter 47: April Underwood
    Part J: Additional Reading
    Introduction to Additional Reading
    Chapter 48: Types of PM Roles
    Chapter 49: Landing a Product Manager Role
    Chapter 50: Networking for Introverts
    Chapter 51: The Paradox of Autonomy and Recognition
    Chapter 52: 10 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer
    Part K: Appendix
    Chapter 53: Key Phrases to Learn
    Chapter 54: TLAs and Other Acronyms
    Chapter 55: Acknowledgements
    Chapter 56: Index

    Cracking the PM Career: The Skills, Frameworks, and Practices To Become a Great Product Manager

    Author(s): Bavaro, Jackie; McDowell, Gayle

    Publisher: CareerCup LLC, Year: 2021

    ISBN: 0984782893,9780984782895


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