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Product Management in Commerce: Online, Offline and Mobile

As the UK shops itself out of recession, it was more than fitting that February’s ProductTank London was all about product management in commerce: online, offline and mobile.  This month we had three eye-opening talks: CEO at Depop Runar Reistrup (@runarreistrup) talking about mobile design for the real world; “the Malcolm Tucker of testing” Craig […]

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ProductCamp London 2014 Recap

On a bright, crisp Saturday morning in February, loads of you joined us for our best ProductCamp London yet to share, learn and network with other product people.  We were especially pleased to have product management guru and ProductCamp co-founder Rich Mironov (@RichMironov) joining us from the West Coast. What’s an “Un-conference”, Anyhoo? There were […]

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Why product managers and entrepreneurs need to be more alike

Whether you’re part of a large, established company or a small, new start-up venture, you need to think like an entrepreneur if you manage products.  Here’s a round-up of some of the presentations and discussions I attended at London’s recent ProductCamp, with links to the slide decks and recommended reading where applicable. Summary of advice: […]

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7 things I wish I knew before I became a product manager

About a year ago I started a soul-searching process.  I was ‘suffering’ from professional schizophrenia.  I started my career as researcher on the sociology of Wikipedia with the emphasis on community dynamics and trust, then joined Yahoo! as their community go-to person.  I contributed product ideas, helped them formed their European objectives, and did some […]

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Humble Beginnings of ProductCamp London

I started ProductCamp London not because I thought I knew a lot about product management and wanted to spread the word, nor because I felt the need to kick off a large series of events. I simply just wanted to meet other product managers! If you’re like me and work in a startup, you’re likely […]

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Data driven decision making

At ProductCamp London in February, Lucy Spence ran a great session on data driven decision making. She shared many of the lessons learned as a UX manager and now Head of Product at LOVEFiLM, all in her inimitable sketchnote style. She covers the gamut from simple A/B testing through Multivariate (MVT) testing and radical A/B […]

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Roadmaps – in the fast lane or stuck in a pothole?

I knew what I wanted to discuss as I started writing on the index card at the start of ProductCamp London: roadmaps – we’re all Product Managers after all, so roadmaps are what we do. Everyone has a roadmap right? Well yes, but it seemed almost too obvious or somehow banal to bring up – […]

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