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Thoughts on Product Roadmapping from Jana Bastow

By Joe Cotellese / October 8, 2016 /

Jana Bastow provides some great tips on how to deliver better product roadmaps in your organization. She focuses on a couple of key areas: What is the roadmap? How do I build one? What will it look like? Who should see it? How do I overcome obstacles? There’s a couple of really great takeaway’s here.…

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#5Things for Friday October 7th

By Joe Cotellese / October 7, 2016 /

  Hi everyone! Welcome to another installment of #FiveThings. Yes, it’s a few days early. I want to get into a rhythm of getting this out on a Friday. UX and Product Management is a big fuzzy Venn diagram… If you’re a UX person aspiring to get into Product Management take heart, it’s a viable career…

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Five Things – Week of October 2nd

By Joe Cotellese / October 2, 2016 /

Five Things is a new series that curates the most interesting things I’ve found in the world of Product Management this week. From the world of product management… Ken Norton talks about two career paths in product management in the article Ken Norton: Dual-Track PM Ladders. Product vs. managerial career paths In an earlier newsletter, I…

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What skills are needed to be an effective Product Manager?

By Joe Cotellese / September 3, 2016 /

Adam Nash the CEO of Wealthfront, Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications and Johanna Wright, VP of Product at YouTube discuss  the skills you need to learn to become an effective product manager in this roundtable. Adam Nash talks about having a lot of responsibility but not a lot of authority. Product Management is leading…

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Learn Product Management With These Great Books

By Joe Cotellese / August 29, 2016 /

You won’t find many, if any, colleges teaching software product management. I started my career in the early 90s and was lucky to have some great mentors. Today it’s a lot easier to kickstart your career in product management through a number of really great books. In this list I’ve compiled my favorite product management books Reading…

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How to prep for a Product Manager Interview

By Joe Cotellese / July 21, 2016 /

The job interview is a nerve-wracking, fear inducing prospect for a lot of people. The thing is, with some prep work, your really don’t need to stress over the interview. In fact, I like to tell people that a job interview is a two way street. If you think about it you’re both prospects. The…

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Joe Cotellese
Product Manager
Joe Cotellese
Doylestown, PA

My first professional job involved playing video games for 9 hours a day. After experiencing early signs of brain rot, I decided to teach myself how to write software.

My entire career is characterized by this “why not?” attitude.

I'm currently applying my experience at product development to help early to mid-stage companies develop a “product first” mindset.

You can also find him at the links below.