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Experience is Overrated by Stewart Livingstone

BY Chris Massey on June 26, 2020

In his career journey from working in Learning and Development to being an Agile Delivery Manager at the Co-Op, Stewart Livingstone has seen the talent gap from multiple angles. In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, he and brings a refreshing perspective to this particular issue – one of the tech industry’s age-old problems. Organisations struggle to […]

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A Team Is Not a Bonsai Tree by Salma Alam-Naylor

BY Chris Massey on June 19, 2020

Teams are imperfect and beautiful things, just like us. Salma Alam-Naylor, a Software Development Lead at Code Computerlove, illustrates this in her 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, where she draws on her experiences as a tech leader to present a very horticultural metaphor that explores leadership, cultivating empowered teams, and the human condition. To understand […]

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How to Disappoint People by Neil Vass

BY Chris Massey on June 12, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Neil Vass, Principle Delivery Manager at the Co-op shares some of the recurring ways that we, as product people, disappoint. He includes the lessons he’s learned, and some useful tools to tackle the issue. Every project has a fixed amount of disappointment, and it’s up to you to decide […]

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How to Write OKRs That Don't Suck by Adrian Howard

BY Chris Massey on June 5, 2020

Consultant, coach and trainer Adrian Howard has, over the years, seen many organisations attempt to implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), generally in response to a sense that “everything is wrong” and with a hopeful attitude of “these seem simple and clear”. In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how to write OKRS that, […]

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Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

BY Chris Massey on May 29, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ross Webb reveals some simple techniques that can be applied to help us communicate and develop much more effectively. For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face […]

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Decision Supervision - Structured Thinking for Product People by Lucy Spence

BY Chris Massey on May 18, 2020

As product managers, we very rarely operate in isolation, and we’re more effective when we’re able to influence decisions being made around us. In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Lucy Spence, Associate Director, Product Management at Compare the Market, shares various techniques she’s found to help her make decisions in a more structured way Match […]

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