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Remember HiPPOs are Humans too...

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 13, 2017

At every tech or product management talk I go to   there is invariably a slide about HiPPOs  – standing for the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinions”. It’s a term used to describe a senior member of the organisation who is not attached to the delivery team full time, and who is expressing a perspective that the […]

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Why Diversity Isn't Just Right, but Smart

BY Martin Eriksson on May 31, 2017

As a Swede, the importance and value of diversity seems self-evident, yet the business world and the tech industry especially continue to struggle to embrace it. As I mentioned in my product management experience article, and as should be clear from the effort we put into the curation of our product management conferences, diversity is incredibly […]

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Julie Zhou - Building a Culture of Growth

BY Calvin Hoot on May 25, 2017

Julie Zhou, Director of Growth at Yik Yak, tells ProductTank San Francisco how to build a culture of growth. When a startup or new product starts to get some traction, there often comes a decision to hire someone to manage growth without a full picture of what that will actually entail. Julie Zhou leverages her […]

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Product Leadership Book Review  - What we Learned

BY James Gadsby Peet on May 23, 2017

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. Anticipation has been building given the high-profile nature of the authors, including Mind the Product’s very own Martin Eriksson. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set […]

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Building a Culture of Innovation: Dave Martin, Digital Director & Product Strategist

BY James Gadsby Peet on May 4, 2017

Product managers are well placed to share learning from failure and to drive a culture of innovation, and so Dave Martin, Digital Director & Product Strategist, talks to ProductTank London about how to build Culture of Innovation in Enterprise Organisations. Learning Fuels Innovation If you’re looking to use innovation to drive growth, then you have to […]

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

BY Nate Walkingshaw on April 10, 2017

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other teams have created, and worked hard on dialling in the basics of making sure we have food, water, and shelter. We have gone from wilderness survival to wilderness living. We learned the ways […]

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We Need More Human One-on-Ones

BY Patrik Ward on March 24, 2017

I still remember the day when I held my first one-on-one as a manager. I was nervous. I had read a dozen articles filled with advice from “let them lead the conversation” to “come prepared”. I had a list of questions in front of me, all carefully worded to spark great discussion. When I finally […]

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Innovation: Best Practice for Product Leaders

BY Salma El Shurafa on February 13, 2017

In a world where the pace of change is constantly increasing and becoming more complex, can you really afford to stay still? Living and working in the United Arab Emirates, with its blindingly rich cities and unbelievably luxe lifestyles, I see that the value of innovation is obvious. After all, how does this crazy-wealthy region […]

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Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

BY Chris Massey on January 30, 2017

Nathan Snyder is co-founder at Nature of Work, a New York based Work Design Studio using organisational development tools blended with cognitive science to help make work more satisfying and fulfilling for all employees. In this talk for Product Leaders, Nathan tells how even large and complex legacy companies can make strategy personal to all […]

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Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

BY Martin Eriksson on December 16, 2016

In this thought-provoking closing keynote from #mtpcon Jeff Veen, design partner at True Ventures and former VP of Design at Adobe, shared how important a creative culture is, how it allows you to build better products, and what organizations need to do to craft that creative culture. Veen began by asking the audience to picture […]

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