Video: Turning Commoditised Products into Value-adding Services

This video captures Tim John’s talk from October’s ProductTank, which was about “Every product is a service waiting to happen” Tim Johns is a product manager for Hive – British Gas’ corporate start-up. He has been responsible for the development of the Hive Active Heating service, launched in October last year. Prior to his current […]

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Alex Osterwalder

Alex Osterwalder – Designing your Value Proposition

In this video, Alex Osterwalder- the author and inventor of the Business Model Canvas, a tool to visualise, challenge and reinvent business models – talks about his next book: Value Proposition Design. He leads the MTPcon audience through an exercise to help identify the jobs their product should do and the gains and pains of […]

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mtpcon is coming to san francisco

We’re coming to San Francisco

Today is a very special day, as I get to announce that Mind the Product is coming to San Francisco. We started this conference in 2012, and over the last three years this awesome day of all things product has only gotten bigger and better. In 2014 we brought together over 1,000 product people from 39 […]

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Broken Windows Theory

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

No matter how you prioritise your backlog, it’s always a challenge to deal with technical debt. Martin Fowler has a pretty good explanation of what technical debt is, and the obvious risks it brings: Doing things the quick and dirty way sets us up with a technical debt, which is similar to a financial debt. […]

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Fred Destin

Fred Destin – You need to embrace chaos to succeed

Fred Destin, partner at Atlas Ventures and 12-year veteran venture capitalist, talks about the increasing pace of change in the world, the chaos that can create and how we can thrive in that chaos. In this inspiring talk he lays out how difficult it is to predict and define success in today’s fast-paced society. He […]

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Cupcake Analogy MVP

Bringing MVP Culture to Every Product Feature

What “lean” means for us in product development I very firmly include myself in the group of people converted to the “lean” product philosophy, but what does this word really mean? Well for the broader context, lean derives from post-war Japanese culture, where limited resources were the standard. Working in these conditions – a situation […]

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An example dashing dashboard

Four Steps to a Free Data Analysis Platform for Your Product

Understanding how customers use your product is a vital part of product management. To get this insight of how customers are interacting with your product, there are two different routes open to you: Qualitative research, or Quantitative research. Qualitative research involves such methods as user studies, sitting with a focus group, running workshops with users, […]

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