Mind the Product’s New Mentoring Scheme

At the very beginning, Mind the Product was simply a few product managers who wanted to find a community of like-minded people. Now, with meet-ups in 21 cities and an annual conference, it’s easy to find fellow product people who want to discuss all that goes into making a successful product, from finding product-market fit […]

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Analytics Strategy: 5 tips for more reliable reporting

Measuring the actions real people take on your digital product should be at the heart of your product development efforts. So are you also investing time in the measurement process itself? Most of us product managers work with services which are already live, so measuring what has happened already is critical to deciding what to […]

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Video: Managing a Product Portfolio

Lee Wilkinson, Director of Product and Strategy at Hearst Magazines, talks us through managing a product portfolio. With over 15 years of experience in the digital media industry, Lee (@ProdDev_LeeW) has navigated the waters of bringing a broad portfolio of disparate products into alignment. In this video from June’s ProductTank London, Lee covers how to effectively manage a portfolio […]

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Video: Guide to Roadmapping

Product fanatic Janna Bastow guides us through Roadmapping in this video from ProductTank June. Roadmaps are an excellent tool to communicate the direction your team will be heading in order to fulfil the product vision. As Co-Founder of both ProdPad and Mind the Product, Janna has plenty of experience creating and using these roadmaps to […]

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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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Video: Effective Prioritisation of Product Changes

Michelle You has been a part of the ProductTank community since 2010 and she joined us again for ProductTank June, which was all about on Prioritisation, Roadmapping, and Portfolio Management. As Co-Founder and CPO of Songkick she has plenty of experience navigating improvements and changes to products. Effective prioritisation is one of the toughest challenges that most product […]

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Product Managers: Vision, Instinct & Obsession

I wanted to note down my experience of the product management role as after speaking to a few startup founders I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions, at least here in London. (In this post I’ll use the word customer over the word user as I prefer it. User sounds a bit hollow). The basics […]

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Video: Making Trade-off Decisions

Trade-offs are rife in startups due to limited resources but, as trade-offs are very subjective, there is no best practice or defined process to deal with them. Harry Jones has worked in startups for 10 years and has plenty of experience making challenging trade-offs. Now, as Co-Founder and CPO of Top10.com, he looks back at the […]

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