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Ole Mahrt - Product Manager at Monzo, talks at ProductTank London

Building a challenger bank the Monzo way – Ole Mahrt (ProductTank London)

In 2013, the Bank of England scaled back the rules and regulations involved in starting a bank. They hoped to kick-start technological innovation within the banking industry through increasing competition. Companies taking advantage of these changes are aptly labelled as “challenger banks”. Over the last three years there has been new banks springing up across […]

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Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Or Three Ways Product Owners can Stay on top of Scrum 2016 was a big year for the Justinmind product development team. We shipped a new feature every month or so, tackled bug fixes and upgraded the usability of our software (an interactive prototyping tool). With hindsight it was exciting, but such intense activity presents […]

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Nate Clinton - Managing Director at Cooper - talks about the ROI of Design at ProductTank SF

What is the ROI of Design? – Nate Clinton (ProductTank San Francisco)

Nate Clinton works as the Managing Director for Cooper in their San Francisco studio. Before Cooper, Nate has held product and design leadership positions at StarMine, Thomson Reuters, and BuildZoom. As a consultancy Cooper leads initiatives in content creation, business development, and creative leadership. They regularly tackle the challenge of assessing and communicating the value […]

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Graham Kennedy explains how to take a product from conception to delivery at ProductTank Singapore

Taking a Product from Conception to Delivery

In this talk I gave at ProductTank Singapore towards the end of 2016, I parsed the steps required to take a product from conception to delivery, with a strong slant toward the business of products. Throughout my experience as a product leader, I’ve spent much of my time and effort optimizing how to align deliverables with […]

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David Binetti explores the ROI of Innovation at ProductTank SF

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (USA.gov, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with […]

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Jesus Ramirez talks about how branding and product inform each other at ProductTank London

Focusing On Your Brand Will Produce a Better Product

We all want to build products which connect with our users and drive engagement. In this talk, Jesus Ramirez, VP Product at Tallwave Capital, explains how effectively leveraging brand in your products can create user experiences which do just that, and which turn your customers into advocates. Brand or Product? – Blurring the lines in […]

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Steve Portigal talks about the power of bad ideas at ProductTank San Francisco

The Power of Bad Product Ideas

Steve Portigal challenges product managers to re-think the idea-generation process by inviting in bad ideas. In brain-storming sessions, we frequently see two surges in ideas. The first is where the low hanging fruit is identified. The second surge is where more innovative ideas are frequently found. Welcoming bad ideas can be an effective strategy for […]

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Seven Simple Steps to Stress-Free Prioritisation

Job stories, backlog items, workshop ideas, roadmap features… it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of potential directions you can take a product in. And it’s natural to want order in this chaos. Prioritisation is a core part of Product Management, and it’s the topic I most commonly get asked about by other Product […]

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Netflix Abstracts the Team out of Product Design

This week I started watching Netflix’s new show Abstract. It’s a beautifully produced documentary that follows the achievements of world renowned designers across a wide range of design disciplines, from Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s head of design to the architectural boy wonder Bjarke Ingels. Many of the designer’s stories are inspiring and touching. These individual’s stories […]

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A Design Sprint session, facilitated by C. Todd Lombardo

Getting into Design Sprints – an AMA Interview

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion in the Mind the Product Slack community, where we talked about Design Sprints, how I take my coffee (a cortado), and my favorite board game (Chutes ‘N Ladders!). I’ve pulled together the Design Sprints bit of the conversation, as I […]

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