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Peter Merholz at Mind the Product SF

The Experience is the Product by Peter Merholz

We tend to forget that the experience is the product we’re delivering. Every technical product category through history has followed this pattern – from a technology for technologies sake, to a feature war, to an experience. In this awesome talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Peter Merholz highlights the importance of the last stage […]

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Scott Belsky at Mind the Product

Grounding Product by Scott Belsky

One of the challenges of good product management is how effortless it looks when it is done well. We all know that the more obvious a product looks, the harder it was to create. Easy solutions add complexity (just add an option, just add a feature) but the best solutions reduce the product, and are […]

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Nathalie Nahai

The Psychology Behind Successful Products by Nathalie Nahai

In this talk from Mind The Product San Francisco, Nathalie Nahai explains the psychological principles behind the successful conversion, adoption and monetization of products, and how you can use these techniques in a nice vs naughty way. Nathalie is the Web Psychologist and best-selling author of Webs Of Influence: The Psychology Of Online Persuasion. Having […]

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Ken Norton at #mtpcon

Product Managers: Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable

It’s February 13, 1960, and Ella Fitzgerald stands on a West Berlin stage, nearing the end of a stellar performance. On a whim, she decides to sing “Mack the Knife,” a popular song, but one she’s never performed live. The first chorus goes as planned, and then… she blanks and completely forgets the lyrics to […]

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#mtpcon london

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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PRDs must die

Product Requirement Documents Must Die

I’ve been doing product management for a long time, and I remember very well what it was like to work on Product Requirement Documents (aka PRDs, Market Requirements, Business Requirements, Functional Specs, and more). But the last one I wrote was in 2005, and it’s not because they’re a lot of work (and they are) […]

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Marty Cagan at Mind the Product San Francisco

Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […]

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