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Innovation: Best Practice for Product Leaders

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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Nathan Snyder talks about cognitive science in product management at ProductTank NYC

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

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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Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

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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Change or die: what big business can learn from start-ups about internal innovation

What’s the single key advantage that start-ups consistently hold over big businesses? One which allows them to move faster, and change course quicker than large corporations? It isn’t talent or creativity, and it’s certainly not resources. Start-up nimbleness comes from employee empowerment – a culture where people at all levels of the organization feel free […]

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How product managers can make meetings great again

It’s become a common trope that product management is less about the management of products and more directly about the management of stakeholder relations. To that end, meetings would seem like an ideal use of time, enabling product managers to communicate with key members of the team. But as most readers know, that’s rarely the […]

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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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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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Will Garner talking about evolving product management in the civil service at ProductTank London

Evolving Product Management in Large Organisations

Will Garner is the Head of Profession for Product Management and the Home Office, where product management & service design are relatively new practices (even though, at it’s core, government is mostly service design!) Building product in government comes with some interesting challenges – on the one hand, you’re building things that matter, but that also […]

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Waterfall to Agile - juggling different things

From Waterfall to Agile: A Product Manager Transition

A few weeks back, Martin Eriksson reviewed the history of Product Management and explained how the discipline was born in the FMCG manufacturing industry. At the time, the process for creating products was similar to the Waterfall project management model we’re familiar with because the development, testing, production and market distribution of physical goods is expensive and […]

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