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Iterating Your Voice Product, by Lisa Vigar

BY Sarah Oliver on July 17, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Lisa Vigar takes us through the journey – from launch proposition in September 2018, to winning a prestigious Webby award – of the BBC Voice for Kids Alexa app. She outlines some of the lessons learned around the challenges of developing voice products and working with children, and highlights the […]

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How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products - Oluwatobi Otokiti

BY Sarah Oliver on July 10, 2020

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team. Don’t be the aloof CEO of the product, but become a team player and get excited about your product – it will […]

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Why we Fought SAFe and how we Lost, by Stephen Culligan

BY Sarah Oliver on July 3, 2020

Stephen Culligan shares an honest and humorous tale of a ‘failed’ attempt to take on SAFe as a consultant in a large enterprise company, and the lessons that came out of the experience. Despite setting and aligning clear product, business and technical goals, employing modern product discovery techniques, and defining the North Star, the project […]

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The Dreaded ‘R’s: Refactor, Re-write, Re-build by Sally Brogan

BY Sarah Oliver on May 22, 2020

Does plaster fall off the walls every time you paint your house? Do you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the shower? Do you have enough bedrooms for your family? In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Sally Brogan uses many home improvement illustrations to help frame the refactor versus new build decision […]

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