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Building for success at every stage of product development - Cait O'Riordan

BY The Product Experience on May 5, 2021

Building and managing products is hard. Building an organisation that manages existing products, and is optimised to build new ones is exponentially harder — which is why we spoke with Cait O’Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at the Financial Times, for this week’s podcast. A veteran of the BBC and Shazam, she’s now working […] Read more »

The Top Five Hidden Challenges of Enterprise Product Management

BY Pat Jenakanandhini on October 6, 2020

Product management is a field that continues to evolve from the early days of desktop software to where we are currently. Many companies like Pragmatic, 280 Group offer product management training and even certification. They do a great job in laying out fundamentals like personas, understanding your customer, market problems, requirements and so on. However, translating those […] Read more »

The Blind Spots of B2B Product Vendors (And How to Fix Them)

BY Manohar Sreekanth on August 6, 2020

One of the interesting things about developing software in the Business-to-Business (B2B) space is that you often don’t know what users need, even when you think you do. Such blind spots may not be entirely your fault. Early in my career, I developed a software distribution tool for a CRM solution that ran on the […] Read more »

How to Connect Your Product Work to Your Top Business Metrics, By Pratima Arora

BY Andres Phillips on July 27, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Head of Product at Confluence, Pratima Arora gives us a framework for making sure that our work has an impact on the overall business goals of the organization. Her key points include: Transferring from engineering to product management Changing customer DNA Three key business drivers Watch the video to see […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Making Decisions That Scale - Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 20, 2020

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided. Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on […] Read more »

Learning to Unlearn - Barry O'Reilly on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 13, 2019

Author, advisor, professor, and podcaster Barry O’Reilly joined us on The Product Experience where we learned that he has a lot of sympathy for senior executives. These are people, he points out, whose entire career has led them to a position of responsibility and reward – so it naturally follows that the behaviours that got […] Read more »

How To Say No - Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 16, 2019

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on  three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth.  She’s delivered great talks at our #MTPEngage conferences in Hamburg and Manchester, but we caught up with her after a talk about “saying no” at Edinburgh’s Turing Festival. […] 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 »

How do you Find Enterprise Product/Market fit?

BY Rajat Harlalka on July 30, 2019

It’s never easy to create enterprise-grade products. They are inherently expensive. You need them to meet exacting standards, and you also need a very convincing story as to why any enterprise should buy into your product. Enterprises are large, slow-moving machines, so even a seemingly small change can involve a lot of hours and money […] Read more »