February 12

Learning New Product Management Skills

One of the appeals of Product Management – and one reason the job is so challenging – is that you need to have a wide range of skills in order to be successful. Not only do you need core Product Management skills, but you also need to understand your domain, software development, sales, and marketing. All of this requires the ability to constantly learn new skills that may on the surface not seem like Product Management.

5 Big benefits of learning new skills. Learning new skills is essential to advancing your career. It diversifies your job options and helps you develop new techniques to keep up with the fast-changing world. But there are other benefits, too. Albin Morgan explains five benefits of learning new skills—no matter your age or profession, or type of skill you learn.

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7 Legit methods to teaching yourself any skill. You have the ability to teach yourself any skill you want. That’s a good thing, because if you want to be a better product manager, then you need to start learning how to learn. Perrie Kapernaros outlines 7 proven methods that will teach you any skill you want.

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How to learn new skills fast. One of the insights many people gained from all the time they had during the lockdown is how easy it is to learn a skill with today’s digital ecosystem. Michael Guta shares an infographic that teaches you how you can learn these new skills fast. The infographic highlights the value of lifelong learning along with ways to learn quickly. This is critically important because being able to acquire new skill sets quickly is essential to moving forward in the workforce.

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How to learn new skills quickly and effectively step by step. Learning new skills can take time and patience. However, when you commit to learning something new, you can increase your opportunities for career advancement, expand your professional networks and enhance your knowledge base. In this article, the folks at Indeed explore the importance of learning new skills, how to approach learning new skills and some tips to help you accomplish your learning goals.

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How to learn new skills online.  There’s a lot wrong with the internet, but one of the best things about it is how easy it is to learn new skills. There are hundreds of thousands of videos out there teaching pretty much every skill imaginable, so if you want to learn something, there’s almost certainly someone teaching it. However, learning by yourself has its own set of challenges—you can’t ask questions, there’s no feedback, and you have to be totally self-motivated. Harry Guinness explains how you can overcome these caveats and teach yourself every day.

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Kent J McDonald

About the author

Kent J McDonald writes about and practices software product management. He has product development experience in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. Kent practices his craft with a variety of product teams and provides just in time resources for product people at KBP.media and Product Collective. When not writing or product managing, Kent is his family’s #ubersherpa, listens to jazz and podcasts (but not necessarily podcasts about jazz), and collects national parks.


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