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Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! While Martin highlighted the top product talks of 2016 yesterday, I’d like to take a few moments to look over the most popular guests posts on the Mind the Product blog – both to acknowledge the […]

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Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

Mind the Product and ProductTank were founded on the importance of sharing stories between product managers in order to further our craft, so we love recording those talks and sharing our speakers’ hard-earned lessons with everyone else in the product community. This year we’ve had a bumper crop of amazing talks from ProductTanks meetups all […]

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Dharmesh Raithatha talks about how to communicate and experiment as a startup at ProductTank London

How to Communicate When You’re Founding a Startup

Forward Partners look to help early stage ventures get to Series A or seed funding by working with them on getting to viable and sustainable business models within 12 months. As such, for their team of startup experts, communication is absolutely key. So how do they make it work? Dharmesh Raittatha walks us through it. […]

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Changing Lanes – Becoming a Platform Product Manager

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. Our team reports to the CTO, and we sit within the engineering arm of the organization. Prior to this I’d had a year’s product experience at a customer-facing SaaS company and naively I believed I could copy-paste […]

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Dave West distinguishes between Product Owners and Product Managers at ProductTank NYC

Product Owner vs Product Manager

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. And how organizations need to consolidate on one overall decision maker for the product, and that person should be engaged with the delivery teams […]

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Save the Date: MTP Engage Hamburg April 28!

It is great to see that more and more product people enjoy getting together for events like ProductTank (now in over 90 cities across the globe!) and two major events of our tribe, the Mind the Product conference in London & San Francisco. It shows that many of us share a healthy curiosity to learn, […]

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Value Poker in the Dragons’ Den

Technical and product teams can spend a lot of time estimating the effort involved in a proposed piece of work. But how many of us even bother to write a value on a piece of work? Over time I’ve become fed up with seeing product people managing story backlogs where, at most, they had an effort […]

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Christoph Auer-Welsbach talks about natural language processing with IBM Watson at ProductTank London

The Future of Talking to Technology

Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner Innovation Leader at IBM Watson, introduces us to Watson. ‘Talking with Technology’ is an engaging and thought-provoking talk about how Artificial Intelligence is changing the interface between humans and machines. The era of human-machine relationships is transforming customer interactions and provides new opportunities to scale and enhance human expertise.  As product managers, […]

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Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

In this thought-provoking closing keynote from #mtpcon Jeff Veen, design partner at True Ventures and former VP of Design at Adobe, shared how important a creative culture is, how it allows you to build better products, and what organizations need to do to craft that creative culture. Veen began by asking the audience to picture […]

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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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