Author Archive | Chris Massey

Shaun Russell explains Existentialism for Product Managers

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it. There are things that nobody tells you, so Shaun explains what he’s […]

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Joe Leech shares his insights into psychology for designers at ProductTank London

Psychology for Designers – Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow

Joe Leech is a UX consultant and author of the book Psychology for Designers, and he splits his time between doing huge amounts of research, advising companies on design strategy, and rolling his sleeves up and actually doing design work himself. In this energetic talk at ProductTank London, Joe gives some real-world examples from his […]

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Monal Chokshi talks about guerrilla research at ProductTank SF

How Guerrilla Research Can Improve Your Product

Guerrilla feedback can be invaluable for the success of your product. Monal Choksi explains what guerrilla research is, what it isn’t, why it’s useful, and how to fit it alongside your other user research and product development practices. Guerrilla research gathers fast, low cost information from users, and allows you to develop a quick “gut […]

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Nathan Snyder talks about cognitive science in product management at ProductTank NYC

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Nathan Snyder is co-founder at Nature of Work, a New York based Work Design Studio using organisational development tools blended with cognitive science to help make work more satisfying and fulfilling for all employees. In this talk for Product Leaders, Nathan tells how even large and complex legacy companies can make strategy personal to all […]

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Tony Ulwick talks about Outcome-Driven innovation at ProductTank San Francisco

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Tony Ulwick is a pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, he shares how jobs-to-be-done theory and the Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) process are being used to help startups, Fortune 100 companies, and others be […]

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Keela Robinson shares insights about defining product vision

Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson, Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. Crucially, she demonstrates how to communicate and reinforce vision to your team by sharing an incredible 30 practical strategies for meaningfully tying your vision to all that you do. Spoiler […]

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Davide Scalzo discussed Product Lifecycle Management at ProductTank London

Design Thinking – From Idea to Product

Davide Scalzo, previously Product Director at Yplan, encourages us to use Design Thinking to re-think how we carry an idea from concept, through the development process to launch. By focusing on user empathy, not user research, Design Thinking takes us right back to customer connection and reminds us why we all came here in the […]

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A product manager's toolkit in any industry - paper prototypes, iphone for note -taking,, and post-it notes.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! While Martin highlighted the top product talks of 2016 yesterday, I’d like to take a few moments to look over the most popular guests posts on the Mind the Product blog – both to acknowledge the […]

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Christoph Auer-Welsbach talks about natural language processing with IBM Watson at ProductTank London

The Future of Talking to Technology

Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner Innovation Leader at IBM Watson, introduces us to Watson. ‘Talking with Technology’ is an engaging and thought-provoking talk about how Artificial Intelligence is changing the interface between humans and machines. The era of human-machine relationships is transforming customer interactions and provides new opportunities to scale and enhance human expertise.  As product managers, […]

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Are you a naughty or nice product manager

Are You a Naughty Or Nice Product Manager?

It’s that time of year again – No, I don’t mean financial planning or strategy reviews – I mean it’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve achieved, how we’ve achieved it, and think about whether we’re being the best product person we can be. As the craft of product management evolves, and we learn […]

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