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Socially Preferable by Nathan Kinch

BY Nikki Gupta on September 3, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Nathan Kinch, CEO at Greater Than X, examines the issues of ethics, privacy, and trust. He looks at how product managers can kick-start their ethics journey and ship products that make life better for everyone. The Edelman Trust Barometer is a resource that measures levels of trust in different contexts. It […] Read more »

How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs

BY Andy Wicks on August 13, 2019

Despite up to 96% of all innovation projects failing to make any return on investment and 97% of large businesses believing digital innovation to be critical to their future success, how do organisations find the balance between challenging the status quo and creating innovative products and services time and time again? Generally speaking, organisations have three […] Read more »

The Story Behind the Sweat Patch: Innovating at Gatorade

BY Tucker Fort on August 8, 2019

Fitness and sport innovation today is a combination of digital and physical elements, whether it’s wearable fitness trackers or personalized digital coaching programs. But sports drinks, by their nature, are physical experiences. So when sports fuel producer Gatorade was looking for a way to develop its core product, my company, strategic design consultancy Smart Design, […] Read more »

Lean Mean Product Machine - Dan Olsen on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 10, 2019

After leaving the Navy and working on nuclear submarines, Dan Olsen embarked on a career that has spanned enterprises and start-ups, consulting, speaking, writing, and running the Lean Product & Lean UX meetup. He joined us to talk about product/market fit: what it is, how to know when you have it, and how to achieve […] Read more »

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

BY Mateo Fernández on May 27, 2019

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves. Neville took us through how he used new mental structures to change the status quo of the company and looked at how you can rethink an organization […] Read more »

Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

BY Matt Green on April 15, 2019

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow […] Read more »

Why Digital Transformation Requires Product Management

BY Martin Eriksson on February 8, 2019

Digital transformation isn’t an IT project stuck in a cost centre or in an innovation lab. It has to reflect the existing company brand, values, and people while also refocusing the business on building continuous processes for discovering new ways to solve customer problems and deliver value. Digital transformation is the business buzzword of the […] Read more »

Great Leaders Know When to Unlearn the Past

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 20, 2018

Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future.Barry O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of ExecCap and Co-Author of Lean Enterprise This month’s Mind the Product Leadership meetup in London was treated to a talk by business advisor and entrepreneur Barry O’Reilly. Here’s […] Read more »

Driving Growth vs Building Core Value by Roan Lavery

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 16, 2018

Summary: Product managers always find themselves trying to make disparate groups of people happy. FreeAgent has created a three-step framework to help manage this process across organisations. It starts by defining the core value of a product, in a way that everybody can understand, and then maps user journeys, at varying points of the user’s […] Read more »

Why Simply "Allowing" Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

BY Alexandre Gabadou on November 13, 2018

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. If self-organization and continuous improvement aren’t already tricky enough in a team of 10 individuals, they represent a daunting challenge when teams grow to the hundreds (not mentioning companies of thousands of people). Scaling agile practices[1] in […] Read more »