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Communication Skills For Product Managers: The Communication Skills That Product Managers Need To Know How To Use In Order To Have A Successful Product
     

Communication Skills For Product Managers: The Communication Skills That Product Managers Need To Know How To Use In Order To Have A Successful Product

by Jim Anderson
 

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Do product managers have super powers? Probably not, but there are some product managers who seem to be more successful than others. These "super" product managers seem to be able to make things happen almost effortlessly. What's their secret?

What You'll Find Inside:

  • GOT A MINUTE? THE POWER OF MEETING MINUTES
  • BRAINSTORMING: HOW TO DO

Overview

Do product managers have super powers? Probably not, but there are some product managers who seem to be more successful than others. These "super" product managers seem to be able to make things happen almost effortlessly. What's their secret?

What You'll Find Inside:

  • GOT A MINUTE? THE POWER OF MEETING MINUTES
  • BRAINSTORMING: HOW TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!
  • HOW QUICKLY DO PRODUCT MANAGERS NEED TO REACT TO BAD PRESS ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT?
  • #1 SECRET WEAPON OF A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT MANAGER

More often than not, when you take a look at how super product managers go about doing their job, you'll quickly discover that they are great communicators. This means that they are able to express their thoughts clearly and get others to quickly understand what they need to have done.

The rest of us can learn a lot from these super product managers. What we need to learn is how to improve our communication skills. Oh sure, we already have communication skills; however, we could always use a little help in making them better.

One of the most important places that a product manager needs to be a good communicator is in business meetings. So much of what affects our product happens in meetings that knowing how to make the most of face-to-face and online meetings is a key part of the product management job. We also have to know how to make sure that that actions that come out of meetings actually get followed up on.

The job of a product manager revolves around communicating with large numbers of different people. This means that we need to know when we should use the phone, email, or face-to-face contact in order to get what we need to have done, done.

Contained in this book are the tips and tricks that you are going to need in order to become a more effect communicator. As you read each chapter, take a moment to think about how you can start to use the information in your job immediately. I think that you are going to be both surprised and pleased with just how much this information is going to help you to clearly communicate what you need others to do for you!

For more information on what it takes to be a great product manager, check out my blog, The Accidental Product Manager, at:

www.TheAccidentalPM.com

Good luck!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494207724
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Managing a product is not just a business, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of product management than Dr. Jim Anderson.

As Dr. Anderson says "I don't embrace excuses from product managers about why their products are not successful, I embrace solutions."

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing products worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these money pits into money makers. Welcome to the premier blog for learning how to develop, launch, and manage wildly successful products.

Dr. Jim Anderson is known as the "Billion Dollar Product Manager" because the products that he's manged have produced over US$1B in revenue. In reaching this goal, he has truly been there / done that. He has applied his knowledge of the science of product management to individual products at small start-ups as well as entire products lines for some of the world's companies.

The same successful product management science techniques can be made to work in both environments. In over 25 years of managing products and solutions, Dr. Anderson has implemented best practices for managing products at some of the world's largest firms: Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon.

Coupled with his practical, real-world experience he's created a proven strategy for streamlining the development of products. Dr. Anderson realizes that for a product to be successful, it takes an entire company working together, not different departments working separately. Making this happen is the real challenge that Product Managers face.

For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting and product management, go to: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com

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