Genevieve Bell at Mind the Product

Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the intersection of tech & culture

Genevieve Bell is an anthropologist and leads Intel Labs’ interaction and experience research. She uses qualitative and quantitative research into what people want, their desires, hopes and dreams to inspire next generation product design and technical innovation. In this extraordinary talk at #mtpcon, she provokes and reflects on 15 years of researching the intersection of […]

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How to be a better Product Manager this New Year

With the start of a new year – like nearly every other human being on the planet – I have been struck by a spell of optimism and the spirit of self-improvement. And up there on the list is becoming a more awesome product manager. As product people, we’re in the business of forming a […]

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All Product Managers Want For Christmas Is…

A gift list for product managers is fast becoming an annual tradition of ours. With the holiday season fast creeping up, the MTP team put our heads together to come up with the ultimate list of goodies that are making our eyes twinkle this festive season. If you have a special product person in your […]

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Avoiding product management whiplash

I recently spent time with some new product managers and nearly all of them commented on how they found it difficult juggling the different disciplines involved. They’re right, there is a lot to juggle, and the context switching can cause some serious whiplash and brain-drain. Each phase of product development requires a different perspective, almost […]

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Video: The Reality of Bringing Services into Existence

“Every product is a service waiting to happen” was the theme of ProductTank in October. This video shares Max Gadney’s talk on the reality of bringing services into existence. Max Gadney is the leader of After The Flood, a data design agency developing strategy and services and creating digital products and film. Prior to this, […]

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product management in startups and agencies

Product Management in Agencies and Startups : What’s the Difference?

The principles of product management are generally the same across the board: product managers are responsible for the successful delivery of product releases. But in every company the role of product management is slightly different, depending on the circumstances and culture of each enterprise. There are also clear differences in the product manager’s role when […]

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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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