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Creating Cognitively Diverse Teams by Rakhi Rajani

BY Nathan Langley on April 17, 2020

As a Psychologist, Rakhi Rajani, explores the intersection between human and machine intelligence. In her MTP Engage Manchester talk in February 2020, she covered how we can go about creating cognitively diverse teams to tackle the big questions of the future. Here we recap her key points, including: In a world of commercial space travel […] Read more »

Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

BY Fred Esere on March 27, 2020

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester, Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op, challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking. She draws from her own experience to illustrate just how critical it is to think about scaling the team as an activity that […] Read more »

How do you Build a Winning Product Development Team?

BY Imogen Schels on February 25, 2020

It’s not rocket science that awesome products come from awesome teams, so what’s the key to creating and managing a team that’s designed for maximum impact? Here, taking advice from a number of product pros, we look at a selection of ways to build product teams and empower them to achieve success. Choose a Diverse […] Read more »

Hacking The Hiring Process - Alex Yang & Max Bevan on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on February 5, 2020

If you’ve ever had to fill a role in your team, then you already know how broken most hiring processes are.  It’s even harder if you’re competing for top talent but are only able to pay at NGO/charity scales.  That’s the situation that Simprints found itself in when they decided to treat their hiring process […] Read more »

The Secret Sauce to Hiring Great Product People by Kate Leto

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 6, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon London talk, Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. Key Points Emotional intelligence is more important than any of the technical skills we use in our roles If we want to build greater emotional intelligence […] Read more »

How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

BY Saielle Montgomery on June 25, 2019

You might know the term culture fit. You might even use it day-to-day, but hiring for culture fit could be having a hugely detrimental effect on your product organization. You may be limiting your ability to meet customer needs because of an unconscious bias across your organization. It can happen in any team, even in […] Read more »

Hiring a Product Manager: A Little Clarity Goes a Long way

BY Taj Moore on July 4, 2017

I was invited to appear before an audience of tech recruiters for a panel called: “Everything you’ve ever wanted to know from a technologist, but were too shy to ask.” I realized I needed a good way to explain what it had taken me a while to see in the world of product management.   […] Read more »

Build Strong Product Teams by Hiring Graduates

BY Thor Mitchell on February 24, 2017

Last October I took part in Digital Wave, a conference in Bournemouth that brings together over 1,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to learn about the opportunities offered by a career in the technology sector. I attended the conference to represent product.careers, a project I launched last year to raise awareness […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Building Lean Product Teams at Storyful

BY Chris Massey on June 13, 2016

Adam Thomas is Chief Product Officer at Storyful, who refer to themselves as “the human algorithm” – monitoring the social web, tracking content and looking for signals to discover news-worthy events, or content that brands, financial analysts, advertisers etc. can use. This data and content is all verified, validated and corroborate by real humans, and then pushed […] Read more »