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Stepping up Your A/B Tests

BY Kevin Shanahan on July 18, 2017

This is the first of two posts that deep dive on A/B testing, expanding on a talk I gave at Google Playtime 2016 in London. In this post I share some of the learnings we’ve had after running 60+ A/B tests at Peak, looking at each step of the A/B testing cycle in turn. When […]

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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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Designing Your Way to Better Team Collaboration by Alison Coward

BY Martin Eriksson on November 4, 2016

As the founder of Bracket Creative, Alison Coward spends her working life advising creative teams on how they can collaborate better. She’s an experienced facilitator of workshops, so at this year’s London #mtpcon she shared some practical ways to get teams to work together more productively. Many of the techniques used to run workshops can […]

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Product Rockstars have Head, Hands, and Heart

BY Fred Esere on August 12, 2016

Every time you look behind a truly great product, you find people. The individuals who have created paradigm shifting, legacy leaving products are distinguished not merely by what they’ve done, but also by who they are. Take a famous example. Thomas Edison pioneered the lightbulb, one of the greatest products of all time. He wasn’t […]

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Building Happy Product Teams like Heist Teams by Laura Klein

BY Martin Eriksson on July 1, 2016

Laura Klein has been an engineer, researcher, designer, product manager and consultant, which means she’s worked with a lot of teams. But what makes a happy team? In writing her next book “Building Better Products”, she donned her research hat and interviewed a number of product teams around the world. In this talk at Mind […]

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Overcoming the Product Management and UX Overlap

BY Chris Massey on May 18, 2016

Federico Selmi started his career as designer and now specialises in product management, customer validation and user centric design. Having worked at companies such as Education First, Shopa and Mindshapes, Federico has got a lot of experience with implementing best practices around lean customer development. In this warm and insightful talk from at ProductTank London […]

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Turbocharging Product Development

BY Mark Wilson on April 18, 2016

In the eternal debate over in-house teams or external agencies, everyone is obsessing over the politics of either-or, when they should be focusing on the end goal: the best possible services. And that can only come from an intelligent combination of both. Outsourced Step-Change For many years, we were employed by clients to undertake periodic […]

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7 Lessons on Building Product with Outsourced Developers

BY Juan José Ramírez on April 14, 2016

If you’ve ever heard stories about people who tried to develop products with outsourced developers (or if you’ve tried it yourself), you probably know how cumbersome and frustrating it can be. The sad reality is that the bad reputation of outsourced development is not entirely unfair, but a lot of the responsibility for that also […]

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

BY Daniel Elizalde on April 6, 2016

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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5 Things To Stop Doing if You Want to Innovate in the Enterprise

BY Brant Cooper on March 31, 2016

The average lifespan of an S&P 500 company has decreased from 67 years (1950s) to about 15 years (today). The market is changing faster than ever, and an organization’s ability to move at the speed of the Internet is the only chance at surviving and thriving. For the enterprise world, the rallying cry is similar […]

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