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Dave Wascha discussing Product Culture

Video: Cardinal Sins of Product Management

Thou shall not say “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This was among the lessons we learned from Dave Wascha, Chief Product Officer at Moo.com, at ProductTank March. As Dave said, “This is the most scary, terrifying, insidious thing we face as product managers, and the older you get the more baggage you […]

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Video: Culture Club – 12 Lessons in Trying

It’s not easy to build a great product culture.  At ProductTank March, we heard the truth from Tim Warren, the Head of Software Experience for Connected Products at Tesco: Their product culture isn’t perfect (whose is!), but they’re working towards it and making great progress.  Tim talked about 12 lessons learned along the way. Some of […]

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Video: Building up your Product Team’s Immune System

We’ve all been there: the “infections” that product teams are subjected to, slowly wearing away the team’s performance. To counter this you need to build an immune system for your product team so they can fight off the infections, be healthy, and work together to build great products. How? Mairead O’Connor (@maireadoconnor) provides pointers for […]

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Product Management at SXSW

A couple weeks ago, the MTP team headed out to Austin for the SXSW festival.  This was our third year running, and held a great ProductTank Drinks @ SXSW event, taking over the patio bar of Little Woodrow’s on the popular 6th street downtown. Once again, the sun (just barely) came out for ProductTank, and […]

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Video: Mobile Product Design for the Real World

Building for the mobile era today is akin to the early television era.  We’re right at the beginning and we’re just starting to see the effects of the mobile revolution.  Think, the first real mobile app store is only 6 years old. Runar Reistrup (@runarreistrup), CEO at Depop, was building for mobile years prior, when there […]

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Video: The Coolest Job in the World

Imagine being just like James Bond. When 007 walks into an exclusive bar, the barman recognises him and pours his vodka martini (shaken not stirred, of course). You don’t see Bond having to pull out his wallet to pay, he is automatically extended credit.  At ProductTank January, Yuval Samet (@yuvalsamet) of Klarna talks about how they […]

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Video: Stripe uses Product as a Competitive Advantage

How can an API for payments, admittedly not the most alluring of products, still garner so much love from its users? Andy Young (@andyy) asked the same question at ProductTank January. Andy works on UK things at Stripe, a company in the payments space that just yesterday got funded with a valuation of $1.75B, talked […]

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Product Management in Online Payments

We kicked off 2014 with January’s ProductTank London on product management in online payments.  An eager crowd mixing first-timers and regular attendees awaited our two guest speakers, Andy Young (@andyy) from Stripe and Yuval Samet (@yuvalsamet) from Klarna. Product as a Competitive Advantage First up was Andy Young (@andyy), who is responsible for “UK things” […]

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Video: The Future is not an Internet-Connected Egg Box

The recent trends, of everything becoming connected, show no signs of letting up. By 2020, predictions state that over 50 billion items will be Internet-connected, from lightbulbs to plugs to fridges. Even yoga mats, argued Alex Jones, a business design consultant at Fjord, at the ProductTank November event – as a rule of thumb, all […]

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Video: How to love A/B and Multivariate Testing

Running a multivariate test or even a simple AB test can be daunting. With each variation, there are additional tests to be run and measured, and it can all get overwhelming very quickly.  At ProductTank October, Alex Smith, the Site Development Manager at Charles Tyrwhitt, showed us what he measured and why, and talked about […]

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