About Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Horn is an award-winning, product management veteran with 2 decades of experience leading and managing product teams. Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and wearables. As founder of The Product Group, he has created the largest product management meetup in the world and hosts the annual awarding of The Best Product Person. Accelerating the next evolution of product management, Jeremy acted as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly and The New School, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine (where is he also a judge). To see where Jeremy is now check him out at (1) http://linkedin.com/in/TheProductGuy and (2) http://TheProductGuy.com

From Getting Started in Product to Taking that Next Step #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…

Product Manager @ StellaService (New York, NY)
Keywords: SaaS
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1403&lf=twf

Technical Product Manager @ Conde Nast (NYC, NY, US)
Keywords: content management, Formation, machine learning, natural language processing, platform
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1372&lf=twf

Documentation Specialist & Project Manager @ OS33 (New York City)
Keywords: documentation, technical writer
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1402&lf=twf

Scrum Master @ Tree House Interactive (Flatiron, NYC)
Keywords: customer acquisition, ecommerce, luxury beauty
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1401&lf=twf

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Awarding The Best Product Person & Tribute!

Congrats to Melissa Perri, this year’s winner of The Best Product Person…

And, thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group with Featured Product, Tribute

And our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

 

 

Product Management Opportunities in Finance

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 Owner @ Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners (New York, NY 10032)
Keywords: agile, business value, Product development, Salesforce, scrum
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1400&lf=twf

Product Owner, Servicing @ Capital One (New York, NY)
Keywords: agile, b2b, ci/cd, roadmap
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1399&lf=twf

Creating Happier Product Managers

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri.

Getting to Here

> What inspires you in your day-to-day work?

I’m inspired by making other Product Managers awesome. As a teacher, I’m always playing with new frameworks or ways of teaching. I inspect, adapt, and learn constantly. I believe that being able to explain complex patterns and ideas in a way that is actionable for others really helps firm up your own understanding of the craft. I like witnessing growth and learning in the role, whether it’s a new Product Manager whose first “aha” moment comes from seeing the power of validation through user research and experimentation, or it’s an experienced Product Manager who challenges assumptions about what the job entails. I sometimes miss building software products myself, but being a part of teaching and expanding Product Management is a passion.  There are only so many things I could actually build myself, so I like the idea of spreading knowledge that could lead to a multitude of better products in the world. I do use my online school to apply my own product knowledge though, and I’m always experimenting and learning to see how I can improve my method of teaching.

Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management.

More to Come

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 and The Product Group.

Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2017: Melissa Perri. (tweet)

Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2018 has begun!  Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

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. 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/ )

Delivering Awesome Product

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor, Alex Berman, lead a conversation around “Managing Mixed Role Teams and Delivering Awesome Product”.  We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.  Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Check it out…

 

About The Product Mentor

The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community.

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Product Manager, Take your next step in #media #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…

Senior Product Manager – Consumer @ MillerCang Agency (recruitment firm) (New York)
Keywords: consumer, mobile, start-up
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1398&lf=twf

Senior Product Manager @ MillerCang Agency (recruitment firm) (New York)
Keywords: Media, SQL, TV, USER TESTING
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1397&lf=twf

Design Sprints

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor, Nis Frome, lead a conversation around “Design Sprints”.  We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.  Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Check it out…

 

About The Product Mentor

The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community.

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Biggest Product Regret

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri.

Getting to Here

> What’s your biggest product regret?

The 32 page product specification document I wrote for a change password functionality at my first job. It was a beautiful, robust, unnecessary document for really simple functionality.

Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management.

More to Come

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 and The Product Group.

Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2017: Melissa Perri. (tweet)

Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2018 has begun!  Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

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. 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/ )

Tune-up Your Product Management Career

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…

Senior Product Manager @ TuneCore (Brooklyn, New York)
Keywords: Manager, Music, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1396&lf=twf

Prioritizing Product Features by ROI

Guest Post by: Roli Bhotika (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Zoe Feltham]

The most important lesson I learned in The Product Mentor program with Jeremy and Zoe was that Product Management has a language. That I spoke that language every day but my grammar needed some work. In more precise terms, my prioritization process factored in the things that it should, I just didn’t know how to translate it to ROI and present it logically. “We don’t do ROI assessments” was what I had been told at my company. I now know otherwise.

First we began by creating a data driven roadmap. This required separation and aggregation of data at various levels to assess the value of each feature and determine whether it could translate into opportunities.

Following this, we performed an ROI assessment on features that were already launched with a fresh set of eyes. The key here was to identify what I now know as “Key Performance Indicators” i.e. how do you know this idea is any good – how do you measure its potential? This was a critical step because it dictated the value a new idea brought to the business. Sometimes the value was in retaining business, sometimes in increasing it, sometimes there was no value at all – yet in the end some ideas remained. I was able to identify how my business measured the value of an idea and associate a $$ amount to it, positive,negative or zero – depending upon whether the cost of the idea outweighed its projected earnings. All ideas were rated on some additional key criteria apart from financial gains/losses such as: customer value, regulatory requirement, ease of adoption, whether it was a differentiator for us in the market or not. Because the reality was that, while sometimes there was no gain directly from an idea, there was a bigger driving force that was not financial at all on the surface but translated into a business need. The hardest step was assigning a weightage to each criteria in calculating a final ROI. This is where a regulatory mandate with no financial gain suddenly scoring a 5 on the regulatory requirement criteria shifted the overall priority for that idea even though there was no gain, only a cost to pursuing it. The ROI was finally a number but not a dollar amount. Just a ranking that factored in numerous criteria with specific weightage. And suddenly I knew why I had made a decision many months ago!

Finally – ROI wasn’t the final factor in making a schedule out of these ideas – it was also the ability to use pockets of available time across multiple teams and the desire to reach some key launches by specific industry events.

ROI calculation Template for a feature below:

Benefit

KPIs

Expected ADV (Average daily volume)

This is driver for my business area. It may be different for another industry.

Expected Weekly Profit

Differentiator in the industry (On a scale of 1-5)

These are key drivers/criteria for us to prioritize internally for our product. These can be expanded/changed to suit the product and its drivers.

Customer Service (On a Scale of 1-5)

Regulatory Ease (On a Scale of 1-5)

Ease of Adoption (On a Scale of 1-5)

Required For

Any mandates are noted here

Dependency on

Any added complexities/dependencies are noted here.

Average weekly cost

This factored in requirements, development, test cost based on the actual pay of an employee in that role

Total Earnings in 1 Week

Total Earnings in 1Y

The time window for an earnings calculation is really what might be relevant for the mindset of your company.

Earnings (On a scale of 1-5: under 500k, under 1 mil, under 5 mil, under 15 mil, Over 15 mil)

Note: here, features that were net loss, got assigned a score of zero.

Final ROI calculation

60% Earnings

15% Differentiation

10% Customer Service

10% Ease of Adoption

5% Regulatory Ease

The weightage above is only a sample, you must adjust it to find the right blend for your product and your current industry trend.

About Roli Bhotika 
5p10 - Roli 2As a part of Nasdaq’s US Options team, Roli Bhotika leads a team of Product managers, creates business roadmaps, sets the strategic direction, and makes prioritization decisions for ISE’s core options trading platform. She is focused on building and executing business strategy with a long term cutting edge vision for trading products. Roli enjoys keeping abreast of industry trends, concerns and market structure issues.

More About The Product Mentor
TPM-Short3-Logo4The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Management Mentors and Mentees around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A
  • Mentors and Mentees sharing their product management knowledge with the broader community

Sign up to be a Mentor today & join an elite group of product management leaders!

Check out the Mentors & Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy