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Announcing the #mtpcon London 2016 Speakers

Our San Francisco conference next month is sold out, so what better time to start to start talking about our London conference on September 30, 2016? We’re really excited about this year’s London conference, as it promises to be our best yet. Not only are we adding a ton of optional events before and after […]

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Dag Olav Norem discussing Product Management Fundamentals at ProductTank Oslo

Product Management Fundamentals

In order to know how to do something it is important to understand why that something exists in the first place. It is not hard to understand why we need developers. Nor sales, marketing, customer support and so on. But why do we need product managers? “Why” does the role of product manager exist? In a […]

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Survey

Product Management Survey 2016

What makes a product manager? From our previous surveys we’ve learned a lot about everything from team sizes and organisation structure to compensation and academic backgrounds. It’s now time to gather fresh data and see how product management is evolving as a craft and a profession, and we need your help. We’ve refreshed our Annual […]

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Ron Lichty

Product Owners: How to Get Your Development Team to Love You

Ron Lichty was first a product manager at Apple 25 years ago, then managed development of Apple’s Macintosh UI. Since then, he’s mostly focused on the development part of the team. His fifth book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools and Wisdom for Managing Software People and Projects, was published 3 years ago and it turns out Ron has […]

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Alex Bamford - Sleepwalker

Sleepwalkers: Managing Customer Inertia

Don’t look now, but there’s a customer behind you who’s not as she appears. She has Sally’s face and Sally’s credit card, but let me assure you, that is not Sally. Notice the empty eyes and the shuffling gait? She’s a zombie! Just kidding–kind of. Sally is what I call a Sleepwalker and she’s not […]

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Product Management for the Internet of Things

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, I walk you through the IoT Decision Framework I developed to tackle the complexity of IoT products. The framework provides a structured way to organize your product strategy, identify gaps, and build your IoT roadmap. The IoT Decision Framework The greatest challenge of managing an IoT solution is […]

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Experience

Why Product Management Experience Matters

David Cancel recently stirred up some controversy by arguing that when it comes to hiring Product Managers (tl;dr) “Experience doesn’t matter. Mindset and hunger do.” While I understand that this is his personal experience and not a hard and fast rule for everyone, I think some of the reasons he outlines are outdated and no […]

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