Craig Strong discusses Pearson's Product Lifecycle Management at ProductTank London

Product Lifecycle Management – Beyond the Early Adopter

Craig Strong, VP of Product Lifecycle Management at Pearson, talks about the work they have done to evolve their product lifecycle management and the key learnings that have taken place along the way. Pearson are a long established global company with multiple brands and acquisitions., and product lifecycle management has been a catalyst for changing […]

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The biggest challenge for product managers?

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. I’m sincerely grateful to the 47 of you who provided your thoughts, many of which were detailed and insightful in their own right. […]

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Peter Duggan discussed product idea generation at ProductTank NYC

Product Idea Generation – The Foundation of Product Development

Peter Duggan is Head of Product Management at Computershare Investor Services, where they have an intangible, service-based financial product, and as an organisation they are heavily focused on revenue goals. In this product idea generation walk-through from ProductTank NYC, Peter talks about how how to source, size, catalogue and prioritise new ideas from across the […]

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Elizabeth Churchill at Mind the Product

Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill, a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users. At this year’s London #mtpcon, Churchill, who is a psychologist by training, gave a presentation full of insight and practical takeaways, […]

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Mind the Product Conferences 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 dates for #mtpcon – and in plenty of time for you to add them to your plans (and budgets!) for next year: San Francisco, June 13 Mind the Product San Francisco will return to the stunning Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the heart of the Civic Center on […]

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Jade Pearn talks about turning mobile into a first-class channel at ProductTank London

Transitioning from Market Stall to App Store

In this talk I gave at ProductTank London, I reflected on how mobile has become a massive traffic channel for M&S in just a couple years and the attitudinal transformation that I helped lead there. Specifically, looking back on my journey of inheriting legacy app builds and a rapidly evolving customer, whilst working within an organisation with a […]

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Marty Cagan at Mind the Product

Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

In the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products. Through his time at eBay, Netscape, HP and elsewhere, Cagan has worked with lots of great product teams, and has […]

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Scott Eblen talks about fintech and break traditions at ProductTank London

Fintech and Shotguns

In this talk from ProductTank London, Scott Eblen (previously Chief Product Officer at Nutmeg) shares some key lessons about product development in Fintech, and uses an interesting analogy to reframe the experience of product development in the Fintech world: manufacturing lead shot. Be Ready To Ignore Tradition In this case, there are actually two traditions that Scot […]

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Martin Eriksson at Mind the Product London 2016

Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out. And the job itself has evolved – from traffic managing […]

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