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Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

My first experience of managing a remote team was not a success: the team broke up quickly, and the company soon after. At first, I thought the issue was the personalities involved but as I’ve looked at more companies trying to set up offshore development offices, I’ve seen there are some common mistakes. I want […]

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Tracy Abraham talks about marketplace banking at ProductTank London

Marketplace Banking – the “Uber-isation” of Financial Services

At ProductTank London, Tracy Abraham asked whether Finance will be the “final frontier” when it comes to disruption of our digital lives, given how heavily regulated and intense private our financial lives tend to be. Specifically, she explored the ways in which fintech startups are taking on the establishment, putting customers and tech ahead of bureaucracy and […]

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Laura Morgan discussing leading product teams with active listening at ProductTank London

Leading Product Teams with Active Listening

Laura Morgan has been working as a digital producer and product manager in media and broadcasting since 2001. She is currently Head of Product at Comic Relief, where she has been leading a team of Product Managers through a period of digital transformation, which has come with all kinds of challenges. There were problems with […]

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Nick Haley at ProductTank, talking about digital product design at The Guardian

Creating Digital Products & Services at The Guardian

Nick Haley, Head of UX at Guardian News Media, joined us at ProductTank at the BBC to give us practical examples of how his team is becoming more agile and how digital products are iterated every day with real users, breaking his thoughts down into five core principles. 1 – Know Your Audience The UX […]

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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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Timeline history of Product Management in Tech

The History and Evolution of Product Management

Both new and experienced product managers often ask where this role came from and why it seems to have so much crossover with other roles such as Marketing and UX. While there’s no definitive history of product management, it’s often useful to consider our roots and understand how the role evolved over time. If nothing […]

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Kristoffer Lawson

Video: Hardware vs Software product management

Building hardware products presents a set of unique challenges and Kristoffer Lawson, founder and CEO of Solu, found it all the more interesting coming to hardware from his background in software engineering. While it certainly takes more time to build and prototype products in hardware, the process is getting faster and the costs continue to fall. Not […]

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Rich Mironov

Video: Making Hard Strategic Decisions about Products & Portfolios

Understanding your product and portfolio strategy is not just a question of features, but also of customer segmentation and staying focused. Rich Mironov talks to ProductTank San Francisco about some of the most common reasons software companies fail, and the secret is that it’s nothing to do with engineering. It’s building the wrong thing, or being unable […]

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