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Build Strong Product Teams by Hiring Graduates

Last October I took part in Digital Wave, a conference in Bournemouth that brings together over 1,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to learn about the opportunities offered by a career in the technology sector. I attended the conference to represent product.careers, a project I launched last year to raise awareness […]

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Ken Chin talks about product leadership at ProductTank London

Developing as a Product Manager

There are no guides to Product Management As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. Unfortunately, because it is a relatively new discipline, there aren’t that many out there – and those that there are, are […]

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Jason Fleitz talks about aligning developers and designers at ProductTank NYC

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks. In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, he explains about how designers and developers can work better together on software […]

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Business women have meeting at lunch.

Scope creep or just change?

It starts with “Can you just …?” “What about …” or “Don’t kill me but …?” What comes next is a new idea, feature, or request that hasn’t come up before. This conversation happens all the time and it causes a lot of grumbling about “scope creep”. But if you consider learning and discovery to […]

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Elizabeth Churchill at Mind the Product

Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill, a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users. At this year’s London #mtpcon, Churchill, who is a psychologist by training, gave a presentation full of insight and practical takeaways, […]

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Marty Cagan at Mind the Product

Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

In the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products. Through his time at eBay, Netscape, HP and elsewhere, Cagan has worked with lots of great product teams, and has […]

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