Author Archive | Janna Bastow

How to Train Your Product Manager

In this competitive market, it’s essential for you to offer your employees opportunities for advancement and enrichment. Product managers must be confident in their abilities in order to conduct thoughtful and profitable business, to ensure an excellent user experience and to adeptly utilize technology for the betterment of the company and user alike. Product Management […]

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4 New Ways to Level-Up Your Product Management Skills

Due to the high demand following our workshops at 2014 MTP.con, we are pleased to announce four new ways to develop your product management skills, each being taught by true experts in each of their specialisation areas. These four separate all-day sessions, held on Friday March 27th, will only hold 30 attendees because we know […]

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How to be a better Product Manager this New Year

With the start of a new year – like nearly every other human being on the planet – I have been struck by a spell of optimism and the spirit of self-improvement. And up there on the list is becoming a more awesome product manager. As product people, we’re in the business of forming a […]

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All Product Managers Want For Christmas Is…

A gift list for product managers is fast becoming an annual tradition of ours. With the holiday season fast creeping up, the MTP team put our heads together to come up with the ultimate list of goodies that are making our eyes twinkle this festive season. If you have a special product person in your […]

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Video: The Reality of Bringing Services into Existence

“Every product is a service waiting to happen” was the theme of ProductTank in October. This video shares Max Gadney’s talk on the reality of bringing services into existence. Max Gadney is the leader of After The Flood, a data design agency developing strategy and services and creating digital products and film. Prior to this, […]

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Video: Turning Commoditised Products into Value-adding Services

This video captures Tim John’s talk from October’s ProductTank, which was about “Every product is a service waiting to happen” Tim Johns is a product manager for Hive – British Gas’ corporate start-up. He has been responsible for the development of the Hive Active Heating service, launched in October last year. Prior to his current […]

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ProductTank Stockholm – Creating drive in product development

ProductTank Sthlm August was all about “Creating drive in product development”.  It featured three great speakers: Siavash Ghorbani (@siavashq), CTO & Co Founder of Tictail, talked about Building a Product Driven Organisation: “I’m planning to talk about the different phases we as an organisation went through as we grew from 4 to 30 over the past two years […]

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Video: UX for the Connected World of Things

A lot of effort goes into the mundane, boring things that no one really finds sexy, but when they don’t work, you find really annoying. This is particularly true in the growing world of IoT, affecting your everyday devices. We’ve covered the topic of Internet of Things a couple times, and we’ve got a video […]

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Video: How to Screw Up B2B

Working in B2B product management is rife with pitfalls and failure states.  Clancy Childs, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Tizaro and our final speaker at ProductTank May, walked us through a variety of the tough situations he’s had to face and overcome. In his talk he attempts to help B2B product managers all over, covering things like Squeaky […]

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