Ziggeo, Delightfulness and October Vitality!

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Please submit your nominations for 2014’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator)

Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios and Sunshine Suites.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Ziggeo
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from API pricing models to moderation (thanks to Susan Danziger)

Delightfulness
from humanizing to the smiley face

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, October 2nd @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about October’s Featured Product, VitalsChoice.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

Some Good Product Management Advice #TBPP

TBPP2013_alt-abrv-114More segments from the Q&A session I had with Matthew Smith  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what made Matthew an outstanding runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013.

Take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

Advice

> What is the best career 96393863_a62172a617_z[1]advice you received as you entered product management?

Failing is totally ok, so long as you know why you failed.  If you know, then you can adjust, and adjusting is product management. 

> What is the hardest less you learned as a product manager?

Failing when you do not have metrics.  There is no way to know what you did wrong, and there is no way to adjust.  All you can do is guess or start over. 

More to Come

Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Matthew Smith.

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2014 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Adrian received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://tbpp.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-product-person-of-2014/

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (https://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit https://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (https://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 30, 2014)

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Director of Product Management @ Techpros (North of Boston)
Keywords: B2B, Compliance, Data Governance, Product Management, Risk
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1028&lf=twf

Ad Product Manager @ Hearst Digital Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: Ad Operations, Advertising, Campaign, Digital, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1027&lf=twf

In the Now with Matthew Smith #TBPP

TBPP2013_alt-abrv-114More segments from the Q&A session I had with Matthew Smith  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what made Matthew an outstanding runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013.

Take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

In the Now

> Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? why?

I actually don’t have a single person in mind, but I have always wanted to be part of a “product person swap”.  Specifically, I’ve had this idea that it would be amazing to due a week of work at various companies to understand how they handle product.  There is no handbook and there are no hard and fast rules for product people, but there are general guidances that most of us believe in, and they come from our experiences.  So if we could amplify those experiences, then I think it would be amazing. 

image> What excites you about your current products?

Right now I am working on a new business; we are basically a startup within Shutterstock (it’s called Offset.com), and it’s amazingly fun.  We are building everything from the ground up and re-defining a space.  The business came from customer feedback, and we believe that we can make something amazing that our customers are going to love.  We get excited every time we get a piece of feedback, good or bad, because we know that it’s leading to something special.

> What do you like most -and least – about being a product manager?

Let’s start with the thing that I like least.  The hardest thing about being a product person is that you have to be aware of all aspects of the business, and you have to make sure that other people in the business are aware of what’s going on.  In that light, I’d say that the thing I like the least (and it’s not that bad, but it’s all comparative) is there can be a lot of cooks in the kitchen; managing those stakeholders can be daunting. 

The thing I like the most is making something new.  I love white-space, I love creating new products, I love figuring out where a business needs to be next.  Its the hardest thing to do, but by far the most fulfilling for me.

More to Come

Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Matthew Smith.

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2014 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Adrian received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://tbpp.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-product-person-of-2014/

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (https://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit https://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (https://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 24, 2014)

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Product Developer @ FactSet (New York, New York )
Keywords: financial analysis , market data , product management, project management, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1025&lf=twf

Director Consumer Product Management @ Mobile Technology Company (NYC or Pittsburgh, PA)
Keywords: Consumer, Consumer mobile technology products, Get stuff done, Location based apps, Mobile
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1026&lf=twf

Guesterly, Execution and September Viewings!

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Please submit your nominations for 2014’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator)

Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Guesterly
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from the importance of every customer to beyond the wedding (thanks to Rachel Hofstetter)

Execution
from lean ux to onboarding

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, September 4th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about September’s Featured Product, Ziggeo.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 9, 2014)

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Product Management Instructor @ General Assembly (New York, NY)
Keywords: Education, Mentor , Product Management, Startup , Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1008&lf=twf

Product Manager – Web Analytics @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Analytics, SDLC, User Stories
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1012&lf=twf

Associate Product Manager @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, SDLC, User Stories
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1011&lf=twf

Product Manager @ eFront (Boston or New York)
Keywords: Adobe, Angular.JS, jQuery
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1010&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager – Consumer – 10909 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: Agile, analytics, product management, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1024&lf=twf

Senior Product Manager, News & Reference – 10898 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: product requirements, software product management, user experience, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1023&lf=twf

Product Manager, Mobile Apps – 10835 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: Agile, Android, iOS, mobile, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1022&lf=twf

Product Manager– Consumer – 10883 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: card sorting, digital video user experiences, UX design, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1021&lf=twf

Product Manager – 10828 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: software product management, user stories, web technology, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1020&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager, Mobile @ Refinery29 (New York City)
Keywords: agile, management, mobile, product, refinery29
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1016&lf=twf

Head of Product @ E-commerce Leader in Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Keywords: B2B, B2C, E-commerce, Leadership, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1019&lf=twf

Senior Product Marketing Manager @ Yodle (New York, NY)
Keywords: Marketing, Pricing, Product , Regression, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1018&lf=twf

Director of Product Management @ Yodle (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Management, Product, Roadmap, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1017&lf=twf

Product Associate (Product Technology) @ Hearst Digital Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: a/b , content , platform, product, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1015&lf=twf

Product Lead – Advertising Platforms @ Viacom Media Networks (New York, New York)
Keywords: analytics, Freewheel, java
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1014&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager, Content Distribution & Workflow @ Viacom Media Networks (New York, New York)
Keywords: Atom, content creation, ETL, RSS, XML
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1013&lf=twf

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of July 12, 2014)

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Product Consultant @ Amplify (Brooklyn, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Consultant, Digital, Product Manager, Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1007&lf=twf

Product Manager @ DailyBurn (New York, NY)
Keywords: consumer facing, fitness, subscription, video content
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1006&lf=twf

Director of Product Management @ Artnet (New York City)
Keywords: Agile, Product Manager, Product Owner, Project Manager, Scrum
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1005&lf=twf

Associate Product Manager @ ALM (New York)
Keywords: b2b, digital, legal
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1004&lf=twf

Costs, Crowds and August Albums!

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

Please submit your nominations for 2014’s best product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator)

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Grapevine.im (formerly known as Vintage)
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from activation to rebranding(thanks to Andy Kennedy)

Minimizing Cost
from switching to opportunity

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, August 7th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about August’s Featured Product, Gusterly.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of July 5, 2014)

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Product Manager, Data & Analytics – JW Player @ JW Player (New York City)
Keywords: Advertising, Analytics, Big Data, Data
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1003&lf=twf

Product Manager, Video Workflow – JW Player @ JW Player (New York City)
Keywords: Content Management, Media Workflow, Streaming, Video
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1002&lf=twf