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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 DaSilva on June 25, 2019

What’s the alternative to hiring based on unconscious bias? The best alternative to “culture fit,” is “culture add”. It has shaped decisions in several teams and is a valuable way to shape hiring standards in companies. […] Read more »

Why commitment culture wins by Damian Hughes

BY Adam Warburton on October 3, 2018

In this ProductTank Manchester talk, Damian Hughes proposes that we should strive to create “commitment cultures”, as this kind of culture more often wins than other forms of culture. Damian roots the talk, and his book, on taking the lessons from a high-performing sports team – FC Barcelona – and applying them to business. […] 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 »

The Importance of Hiring Product Developers

BY Gabriel García Fernández on February 18, 2016

Take a look at the job offers for technical people that are out there right now. Senior Javascript Expert, Junior Django Backend Developer, Full-Stack Python/JS Developer… It’s the same pattern over and over. An optional “seniority” adjective, a fancy technology name plus the “Developer” or “Expert” word appended at the end. I think we’re doing […] Read more »