Excellent Product Management Blogs:

Excellent Product Requirements Blogs:

Several resources available for Product Management and Product Marketing certifications:

  1. Certified Product Manager/Certified Product Marketing Manager – Association of International Product Marketing and Management. Training partners include: 280 Group, Pivotal Product Management, PLM Associates and ZigZag Marketing
  2. Pragmatic Marketing Certified. Training and certification by Pragmatic Marketing
  3. New Product Development Professional. Certification by Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

Product Management books:

  1. The Product Manager’s Desk Reference by Steven Haines


  1. Web Conferencing – – free for up to 20 users
  2. Reporting – Crystal Reports, Cognos
  3. Engaging, interactive dashboards from Excel spreadsheets – great to present “What if” scenarios during pre-sales presentations,  for example, when buyers are concerned about solution ROI – Xcelsius
  4. Requirements, ideas management in a highly collaborative – (Product Marketing/Product Management/Engineering) environment – Accept Software (Accept360)
  5. Screen capture, demonstration tools – Camtasia,  CamstudioMore About Screen Capture
  6. Audio capture on PCAdobe Audition
  7. User Interface Mockups – Balsamiq
  8. Outlook Shortcuts – like Ctrl+Q => Mark as read – Microsoft Office Outlook Shortcuts

Interesting Motivational Speakers:

  1. Steve Donahue, Changing Sands –

Links to Analyst Reports:

  1. Magic Quadrants and other reports where Microsoft is mentioned – free access:
  2. Analyst reports where Oracle is mentioned – free access:

Interviewing – Great questions to ask:

  1. 5 Great Questions to Ask, by Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine. What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60, 90 days? What are the common attributes of your top performers? What are the few things that really drive results for the company? What do employees do in their spare time? How do you plan to deal with?  –

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