Product by Design

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Piyali Dey is a product manager with Microsoft. In this episode, she shares tips on getting into product management, including the skills new product managers need, how to leverage existing experience, and interviewing and networking tips. We also discuss what you can do to build your portfolio, how to avoid common resume mistakes, and whether you need certifications and specific education. Finally, we discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in our product teams. Join us for another great product conversation.

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Piyali Dey is a product manager with Microsoft. In this episode, she shares tips on getting into product management, including the skills new product managers need, how to leverage existing experience, and interviewing and networking tips. We also discuss what you can do to build your portfolio, how to avoid common resume mistakes, and whether you need certifications and specific education. Finally, we discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in our product teams. Join us for another great product conversation.

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Piyali is currently a Product Manager at Microsoft and one of the Board of Directors at a non-profit called ProductBC. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband, 10-month-old daughter and two puppies. Before joining Microsoft, she earned her master’s degree in computer sc from North Carolina State University, USA and spent several years working in enterprise companies and startups as a software engineer.
Piyali is known across the technical community in North America as an active community event organizer and a relentless advocate for diversity and equality in tech. The past few years have seen her in various lead roles at major events and community groups including IEEE Women in Engineering and Grace Hopper Conference. Building communities and empowering minorities in tech are two of her biggest passions.

What is Product by Design?

A podcast about product management, user experience design, and how we can create the best product experiences for users and our businesses.