Google Product Management Interview process and preparation

I get this question often. What’s the Google PM interview process? How should I prepare? First, it is a lengthy process. Below I distilled everything that I learned about the process before becoming an employee or going through the process myself. If you’re only looking for information on how to prepare for the interviews (steps 3 […]

Resources when transitioning into Product Management

A reader was curious as to what resources I found most helpful while transitioning into Product Management from a non-technical background [1]. Below is a list of things that I have found both helpful and rewarding, which are mostly about Product Management related topics. Most of the online resources are free. I’ll update this with […]

My transition into Product Management from consulting and customer success.

It will soon be 3 years since I transitioned into Product Management full-time. Prior to that, here is what my résumé included. Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering Healthcare Consulting (3 years) Customer Success Management (1 year) I then transitioned into Enterprise Software Product Management at BloomReach, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company. It was particularly important to me […]

Don’t defend your product prioritization. Instead, show how you got there.

A critical part of a product manager’s job is prioritizing what to build. You must decide what to build now in order to make your product successful in the long term. More importantly, you decide what not to build. This will always draw plenty of opinions. Your colleagues have an example of clients that loved […]

Non-technical PMs don’t need to study CS, but must be technically curious to be effective.

Originally answered in Quora: What core CS concepts should someone with a non technical background study if they want to break into product management? I focused on this question as I tried to transition into Product Management. Here is my experience. 1. You will not get hired into Product Management because of your Computer Science skills. […]