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William Owen explains how prototypes can change culture and structure in an organisation (ProductTank London)

The Importance of Prototyping for People & Culture

William Owen (Founding Partner and Strategy Director at Made by Many) talks about his experience with clients like ITV and the BBC, and how the process of prototyping and making products in a Lean way changes culture at multiple levels within the organisation. Decision-Making and Culture Change Trying to introduce innovation within large organisations with a lot […]

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Andreas Thorsheim on the importance of management and communication when building product

Product, Management & Communication

In an inspiring talk, Andreas Thorsheim talks about information gathering and synthesis in relation to the product manager role, middle management, and stakeholder communication management. He points out that the product manager is a central keystone of information within the organisation, acting both to hold everything together and to channel energy to the parts of […]

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Per Einar Dybvik talks about the critical skills of a good product manager at ProductTank Oslo

Critical Qualities in a Great Product Manager

So you want to be a product manager?  What do recruiters and senior executive look for in a great Product Manager? In this presentation from ProductTank Oslo, Per Einar Dybvik, partner at Startup Lab Oslo and former CEO of WIMP (now Tidal) shares his perspective in what he looks for in product “super managers”.  From his experiences […]

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Claire Mitchell talks about how Continuous Delivery is being adopted at the BBC (ProductTank London)

Adopting Continuous Delivery at the BBC

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about Continuous Delivery, and some of the benefits it brings to development and product teams. Claire Mitchell (Senior Product Manager at the BBC) talks about how her team at the BBC embraced Continuous Delivery and, as a result, felt huge benefits to their ability to build product and integrate as a team. […]

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Alex Watson explains the value of storytelling in product management (ProductTank London)

Managing Internal Communication for Big Projects

Alex Watson (at the time of recording, Head of Product at The Telegraph) takes us behind the scenes of a complex, rapid and responsive re-platforming of one of the UK’s largest news websites (up to 1 million unique users per month!)  What he reveals is that good story-telling is critical, as internal communication is essential when you’re […]

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Bede McCarthy talks about building product in the publishing sector (ProductTank London)

Building the Next Financial Times, Faster

In 2008, the Financial Times was redesigned in a supposedly Agile way – it took four years, they ended up just shipped what they had, and was not considered a resounding success. Bede McCarthy talks about the latest attempt to update the FT.com site, and how they’re getting it right. The team has hit every major milestone on […]

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Adam Thomas talks about building lean product teams at Storyful (ProductTank London)

Building Lean Product Teams at Storyful

Adam Thomas is Chief Product Officer at Storyful, who refer to themselves as “the human algorithm” – monitoring the social web, tracking content and looking for signals to discover news-worthy events, or content that brands, financial analysts, advertisers etc. can use. This data and content is all verified, validated and corroborate by real humans, and then pushed […]

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Laura Morgan discussing leading product teams with active listening at ProductTank London

Leading Product Teams with Active Listening

Laura Morgan has been working as a digital producer and product manager in media and broadcasting since 2001. She is currently Head of Product at Comic Relief, where she has been leading a team of Product Managers through a period of digital transformation, which has come with all kinds of challenges. There were problems with […]

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Facebook's Nikila Srinivasan talks about mobile products in emerging markets

Building Mobile Products in Emerging Markets

Nikila Srinivasan leads the effort for Facebook’s ads products in emerging markets, having built up a cross-discipline product team from scratch at Facebook in London. Nikila talks us through examples of how people in emerging and high-growth markets “hack” mobile, and how smart product teams can tap into this groundswell of innovation. Facebook wants to […]

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