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Video: Making Trade-off Decisions

Trade-offs are rife in startups due to limited resources but, as trade-offs are very subjective, there is no best practice or defined process to deal with them. Harry Jones has worked in startups for 10 years and has plenty of experience making challenging trade-offs. Now, as Co-Founder and CPO of Top10.com, he looks back at the […]

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Video: How to Screw Up B2B

Working in B2B product management is rife with pitfalls and failure states.  Clancy Childs, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Tizaro and our final speaker at ProductTank May, walked us through a variety of the tough situations he’s had to face and overcome. In his talk he attempts to help B2B product managers all over, covering things like Squeaky […]

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What is a Technical Product Manager, Anyway?

What does it really mean to be a “Technical” Product Manager?  And how is it different from just a Product Manager?  In this post, I share the difference between these titles plus key Do’s and Don’t’s to help you succeed as a Technical Product Manager. You might have noticed many variations on the Product Manager job title.  Some companies have Strategic Product Managers, […]

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Usman Haque

Video: Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments

The world, we are told, will become a vast ‘eco-system’ of conversant devices, buildings and virtual environments. But somewhere behind all these ‘machines’ are people, and it’s the people that, ultimately, make interactions ‘smart’. At ProductTank April, Usman Haque, founding partner of Umbrellium, founder of Haque Design + Research  and founder of Pachube, a real-time data […]

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Dave Wascha discussing Product Culture

Video: Cardinal Sins of Product Management

Thou shall not say “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This was among the lessons we learned from Dave Wascha, Chief Product Officer at Moo.com, at ProductTank March. As Dave said, “This is the most scary, terrifying, insidious thing we face as product managers, and the older you get the more baggage you […]

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Video: Culture Club – 12 Lessons in Trying

It’s not easy to build a great product culture.  At ProductTank March, we heard the truth from Tim Warren, the Head of Software Experience for Connected Products at Tesco: Their product culture isn’t perfect (whose is!), but they’re working towards it and making great progress.  Tim talked about 12 lessons learned along the way. Some of […]

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