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Anne-Lise Waal discusses the essential anatomy of a product manager at ProductTank Oslo

Anatomy of a Product Manager

Anne-Lise Waal strips us product managers down to our skivvies! As the Managing Director of Attensi and former Director of Funcom, she knows a thing or two about the business savvy skills that product managers need to manage the commercial needs of your product. Be metrics driven—but make smart metrics Live and breathe your metrics […]

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Tami Weiss talks about how to keep your UX team happy at ProductTank Oslo

Defining Roles: Keeping UX Happy

Tami Weiss gets to the nitty gritty and tells it like it is. If you’ve seen the Venn diagram, product managers overlap in many domains. Little did we product managers know, UX has one with them placed in the middle! In this talk, Tami, the UX Lead at Knowit, defines clear responsibilities between UX teams […]

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Espen Sundve and Matt Galligan discuss Next-Gen Publishing at Schibsted Media Group (ProductTank Oslo)

Tips and Tools for Building Next-Generation Products

Espen Sundve, VP of Next Generation Publishing at Schibsted, and Matt Galligan talk about working with Destination Next, their innovation publishing product as they navigate through rapidly changing markets. How do you test and react quickly? What environments do you need? How do you foster those environments? Know your “Why?” Get an understanding of what […]

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Building cross-functional teams at ProductTank Oslo

Insights from Building Cross-Functional Teams

Worlds collide in this detailed discussion between product management, UX, and Engineering heads at Schibsted Media, showing us how their teams coordinate and prioritise development. Jaqueline Dozier (PM), Atelach Alemu Argaw (Dev), and Axel Haugan (UX) guide us through these familiar but troubled waters. Scope Ideas into Manageable Pieces We’ve seen products move from a […]

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Christin Gorman talks about what motivates dev teams at Product Tank Oslo

11 Things Your Dev Team Wants From You

Christin Gorman kick starts Product Tank Oslo’s February event with an animated discussion of what product managers can do to help developers in their day-to-day work. Gorman is a programmer at Kodemaker and voted the most popular lightning talk from Javazone 2011. Here are some key highlights from her talk: Eye on the prize Ideas […]

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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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