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Nilan Peiris

Video: Product = People by Nilan Peiris

TransferWise is famous for it’s founders, evangelical customers and phenomenal growth – they’re transferring over £500m every month and doubling every 3 months. But what’s the common thread between those three things? At Mind the Product 2015 Nilan Peiris argues that it’s their culture. Product is People. Every single person in your organisation influences the […]

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How to prepare for your product launch

This is the second part in the series of blog posts documenting our path to launching a SaaS product. The first part of this series is available here: Part 1 – Launching a B2B SaaS product Now that we’re getting closer to our launch date, we’re busy preparing. For us, that means coding, design work, documentation, and generally […]

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Just Say No: Hard Decisions in Product Management

Warren Buffett, a slightly successful investor, once said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Swap person for company and qualify company with technology startup, and not only is it an informed statement, it’s an absolute fact. At the start of the year, […]

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5 Lessons We Learned with Our First Product

We recently built and launched our first product, though it wasn’t without difficulty and a number of lessons learned along the way.  We had to make a few tough decisions and accept a few hard truths, which I’ll share with you today. I’m not saying that what we did was necessarily right, and it would […]

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Product Management Whiplash

Avoiding product management whiplash

I recently spent time with some new product managers and nearly all of them commented on how they found it difficult juggling the different disciplines involved. They’re right, there is a lot to juggle, and the context switching can cause some serious whiplash and brain-drain. Each phase of product development requires a different perspective, almost […]

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Experiments in roadmapping at GOV.UK

Roadmaps can be a powerful tool to communicate the vision for a product’s development, unite teams of makers around common goals and let stakeholders know (roughly) when they can expect the improvements they care about. That’s why everyone loves a good roadmap. But getting them right is hard. Roadmaps are born of all sorts of […]

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Yodit Stanton on Internet of Things at ProductTank April

Video: Democratising Internet of Things for Cities

We are at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), and in time, we will be living in a world where we’ll have to manage trillions of connected devices. At ProductTank April, Yodit Stanton, a software developer and founder of opensensors.IO, explored the implications of building services for cities, bringing together the physical and […]

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Usman Haque

Video: Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments

The world, we are told, will become a vast ‘eco-system’ of conversant devices, buildings and virtual environments. But somewhere behind all these ‘machines’ are people, and it’s the people that, ultimately, make interactions ‘smart’. At ProductTank April, Usman Haque, founding partner of Umbrellium, founder of Haque Design + Research  and founder of Pachube, a real-time data […]

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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, 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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