The Product Manager vs Project Manager

What’s the Difference between Product Manager vs Project Manager? A Product Manager decides what the product should do. A Project Manager manages the process of building the product. If a Product Manager were a movie director, the Project Manager would be the movie producer. The movie director comes up with a vision of the movie and works with a team … Read More

What’s a Typical Product Manager Salary?

In this essay, I’ll share with you typical ranges for a Product Manager salary, how it compares with an engineer’s salary, and a few resources you can use to do more research. The typical Product Manager salary range is between $110,000 – $130,000 USD per a year. This is assuming you have 3-5 years of experience and live in a … Read More

What is Product Management?

Whenever I teach an “Introduction to Product Management” class, I always get asked: “What is Product Management?” Product Management is common job function inside a software company. People who have this job are called Product Managers. You can think of Product Managers like movie directors, but for software. A movie director decides what the movie is all about and gives … Read More

4 Lessons I Learned Designing NASA’s 1st iPhone App

In 2009, I was put in charge of designing the NASA App — NASA’s first app ever designed for the iPhone. Their vision was to “deliver fresh NASA content on a daily basis to people’s pockets.” We all had high expectations — and were still blown away by the response. The NASA app has been downloaded over 10 million times since we … Read More

10 Of The Hardest Product Management Question Microsoft Will Ask In A Job Interview

Microsoft is known for being one of the most innovative and interesting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task. Out of the 4 common types of product management questions, Microsoft especially love to ask product vision and behavioral questions. I went through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the toughest interview questions candidates … Read More

10 Of The Hardest Product Management Questions Google Will Ask In A Job Interview

Google is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task. Out of the 4 common types of product management questions, Google especially love to ask product vision and estimation questions. I went through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the … Read More