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The Secret Weapon of Retrospectives – the Team Radar

BY Petra Wille on July 16, 2019

You know that moment when you realise that something is not quite right in the team? Often you think you know straight away what needs improvement, but for some reason the team can’t see what you’re seeing. What’s wrong with them? It’s so obvious! There’s nothing wrong with them. There’s a saying from the world of […]

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Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

BY Petra Wille on June 7, 2019

At this year’s MTP Engage conference in Hamburg I had the pleasure to introduce my personal product management idol Marty Cagan to our audience. He spoke about one of his favourite topics: empowered teams. He started by asking the question why more companies don’t truly empower their teams – because everybody knows that empowered teams […]

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3 Days of Product Love: MTP Engage Hamburg 2019

BY Arne Kittler on May 31, 2019

For the third time MTP Engage brought together product people from Germany and further afield – this year in a packed three-day agenda. Day 1: Leadership Forum We started with the first-ever MTP Leadership Forum in Hamburg, a decidedly intimate event for 40 product leaders. The forum started with lunch and ended with rooftop drinks […]

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What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

BY Petra Wille on May 14, 2019

What is the job of a product leader? How should a Head of Product, a VP of Product, or a Product Team Lead behave? Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles. But what if we ask these questions to […]

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Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

BY Petra Wille on November 22, 2018

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list. I’ve been part of the curation team for the first two MTP Engage conferences […]

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The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn't our Users be? by Mirja Bester

BY Petra Wille on November 19, 2018

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the […]

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