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9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Being a product manager is not easy. After all, a product or a complete product line is under your full responsibility – from launch through to sales, and every milestone in its lifecycle included. If you’re already a product manager and in search of new information, ideas, and insights on product management to help you […]

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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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Ellen Chisa - VP of Product at Lola - discusses learning to becoming a product manager

Learning in Product – Ellen Chisa (ProductTank NYC)

Ellen Chisa has an educational background in engineering and is currently working on her MBA at Harvard Business School. She has worked for companies like Microsoft and Kickstarter, and is currently the VP of Product at Lola. They connect travelers to travel agents for hotels, restaurants, and any other travelling needs. In her ProductTank NYC […]

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David Norris at ProductTank London

Scaling Up a Product Organisation

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000. The job title only came into David Norris’ vocabulary in about 2008. Before that he’d been through numerous roles that had been doing that job without realising it – Production […]

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Osama Hanif talks about the life of a product manager

The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. Last summer he and a brand new team were challenged by Telenor to tackle smartphone users, especially in Asia, who don’t use data because of a fear of large unexpected bills. Osama’s talk is […]

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Shaun Russell explains Existentialism for Product Managers

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it. There are things that nobody tells you, so Shaun explains what he’s […]

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Why Your Product Must Stand for Something

Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating site OkCupid, has learned a lot about online dating behaviour. As a data scientist, he’s also been in the unique position of being able to observe how people behave in the dating world when no one is watching them. The insights in his book Dataclysm are fascinating, the one that […]

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Kiko Thiel talks about what drives high performance people at ProductTank London

What Makes People Do Extraordinary Things?

What is the difference between Extraordinary and Excellent? Excellence is about doing what everybody else is doing, but doing it better than those people. In the world of business, this is done by setting standards, clearly articulating your goals and defining the processes by which you will achieve your outcomes. All of this is done […]

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