The Best in Product Management

TBPP2014_alt-abrv-114_thumb1_thumb_t

Check out our full-length conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — on everything product management from inspiration and advice to pitfalls and the future… and what made him  The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Watch the full-length video…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

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 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (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 (http://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 http://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. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

Upgrade Your Career with these 3 New Opportunities

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Manager , Mobile @ Touchtunes (Mid-town Manhattan)
Keywords: Mobile , Mobile, Mobile, Mobile , Mobile
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1123&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Bedrocket Media Ventures (Soho, New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Product manager, Project management, Video
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1122&lf=twf

Business Analyst @ Warby Parker (New York City – SoHo)
Keywords: analyst, business, manager, project, startup
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1121&lf=twf

Future of Product Management

TBPP2014_alt-abrv-114_thumb1_thumb_t[2]

More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Looking Forward….

> How do you see product management evolving over the next 5 years?

In 5 years, user expectations are going to be much higher than today and user engagement is going to be more challenging unless you create or offer a unique and amazing product or service. Simplicity and high quality will be expected by most users. Product managers will need to be more well-rounded, up-to-date and capable of creating products that influence users and their behaviour.

Watch the video for more on the key to success in product management…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

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 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (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 (http://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 http://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. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

2 Great New Product Management Positions Available

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Sr Product Manager, Business Systems @ Warby Parker (New York, NY)
Keywords: business, product, roadmap, strategy, systems
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1124&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York, City )
Keywords: Able to think strategically,, Big-picture thinker , Self-directed
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1120&lf=twf

Important Skills to Develop in Product Management

TBPP2014_alt-abrv-114_thumb1_thumb_t

More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Looking Forward….

pencils[1]> What new skill should I be honing right now to get ready for the future?

I would say having experience in user-centric service design mixed with leadership skills could make you a great product manager in the future.

Watch the video for more on the key to success in product management…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

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 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (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 (http://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 http://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. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

More Featured Product Management Jobs

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Associate Product Manager (multiple positions) @ iSIGHT Partners, Inc. (Washington DC area (Northern VA))
Keywords: cybersecurity, intelligence, product, security, threat
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1119&lf=twf

Digital Product Manager @ iLoan, a Springleaf brand (Chicago, IL )
Keywords: Digital, Product, Technical , Web
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1118&lf=twf

Trends in Product Management

TBPP2014_alt-abrv-114_thumb1_thumb_t[2]

More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Looking Forward….

> What trends do you see in product management? positive trends? any negative trends?

The importance of user-centric product development with a focus on usability, design and simplicity plays a key part in every strategic product decision nowadays, and its importance is increasing year-on-year.

Watch the video for more on the key to success in product management…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

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 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (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 (http://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 http://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. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

New Job Opportunity in Product Management

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Manager – Fantasy Sports @ AC Lion (New York, NY)
Keywords: agile, product management, sports
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1117&lf=twf

Overcoming Barriers, MakeLoveNotPorn and a More Analytical August!

theproductgroup_logo_200909_thumb752
weworklogo-Rbooker_thumb2_thumb1_thumbaclion_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb1_thuinvision-logo-pinkSummitService-Logo2013-Final-LRG-WEB
balsamiq_logo2_thumb263333
sunshine_suites_logo

Nominate a great product manager you know today @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com !
Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel @
http://youtube.com/TheProductWay

Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at WeWork Chelsea, as well as to our other sponsors, InVision, AC Lion, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios and Sunshine Suites.

IMG_5007 IMG_5013CI8jl1IUkAAhvZR

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

Featured Product: MakeLoveNotPorn
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from streaming to relationships (thanks to Cindy Gallop)

Overcoming Barriers (career, strategy, …)
from career entry to market understanding

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 6th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!  

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

TBPP2015_alt-abrv-11442222

Please submit your nominations for 2015’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com !

Learn more @ http://tpglog.com/tbpp

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.

Want a job in Product Management? Check out these openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Business Analyst @ Namely (New York, NY)
Keywords: HR, Product, Requirements, UAT, User stories
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1115&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Namely (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, HR, Product, Requirements, Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1116&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager @ IBT Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: Mobile App, Publishing, technology, Website
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1114&lf=twf

Head of Design (m/f) @ Rocket Internet SE (Berlin)
Keywords: CSS, HTML5, jQuery, UI, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1113&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Smartling (New York)
Keywords: SAAS, software, technical
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1112&lf=twf