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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

BY Susanna Paevali on June 7, 2017

This is the introductory piece to a series of interviews with product managers. I am on a quest to find out what different product managers do, how their role compares to product management theory, what their daily struggles are, and how I can become a great product manager myself. Why am I doing this? I want to become […]

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Julie Zhou - Building a Culture of Growth

BY Calvin Hoot on May 25, 2017

Julie Zhou, Director of Growth at Yik Yak, tells ProductTank San Francisco how to build a culture of growth. When a startup or new product starts to get some traction, there often comes a decision to hire someone to manage growth without a full picture of what that will actually entail. Julie Zhou leverages her […]

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Product Management is Culture Management

BY Evgeny Lazarenko on March 7, 2017

Or “How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you“. Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we […]

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Innovation: Best Practice for Product Leaders

BY Salma El Shurafa on February 13, 2017

In a world where the pace of change is constantly increasing and becoming more complex, can you really afford to stay still? Living and working in the United Arab Emirates, with its blindingly rich cities and unbelievably luxe lifestyles, I see that the value of innovation is obvious. After all, how does this crazy-wealthy region […]

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The Stigma of a Perfect Product

BY Alicia Hurst on January 31, 2017

Has anyone ever really created the perfect piece of software? I’d venture that the answer is a resounding “No!” Every product has its flaws, whether in user experience, feature set, bugs, or technical debt. And I think we all know and accept that. Most product leaders are realists. Perfect to a product manager usually means […]

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Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

BY Chris Massey on January 18, 2017

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson, Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. Crucially, she demonstrates how to communicate and reinforce vision to your team by sharing an incredible 30 practical strategies for meaningfully tying your vision to all that you do. Spoiler […]

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Internationalisation and Localisation

BY James Gadsby Peet on January 16, 2017

TUI’s small team in London, have designed and built mobile apps which are used by millions of people around the world. SiQing Lin shares how they’ve achieved success at such scale. Build centrally, deliver locally  Their business in Europe is broken into 4 market clusters, that allows them to do things on the ground how […]

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Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

BY Martin Eriksson on December 16, 2016

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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Taking Your Product Across Cultures by Lisa Long

BY Martin Eriksson on November 25, 2016

The commercial world is littered with the wreckage of international expansion plans gone awry, whether it’s the $2 billion that US discount retailer Target misguidedly spent thinking Americans and Canadians are the same, Tesco’s failure to understand US shopping habits with its Fresh & Easy brand or the failure of the HP digital magazine Pivot […]

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Transitioning from Market Stall to App Store

BY Jade Pearn on October 20, 2016

In this talk I gave at ProductTank London, I reflected on how mobile has become a massive traffic channel for M&S in just a couple years and the attitudinal transformation that I helped lead there. Specifically, looking back on my journey of inheriting legacy app builds and a rapidly evolving customer, whilst working within an organisation with a […]

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