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The Product Mensch - Rich Mironov on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 17, 2019

Rich Mironov got his start in product with a a single, very demanding customer: Apple.  Realising it would be safer to diversify, he’s gone on to spend the last 30-plus years working with more than 90 organisations across the world in interim leadership roles and consulting.  He’s seen it all, and he shares his experience […] Read more »

Hedging Your Bets - Lucie McLean on the Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 3, 2019

Lucie McLean started on mobile products before the launch of the iPhone – she once held a phone for an illustration in a BBC article, and as a result, has some of the most famous hands on the internet. She joined us to talk about some of the things she’s learned from her long career at […] Read more »

Killing Zombies - Lisa Long on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 5, 2019

Ash Williams (Evil Dead); Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock (Zombieland); Shaun (Shaun of the Dead); Alice (Resident Evil); Lisa Long (ProductTank).  All have killed zombies, and entertained us as they did so…  but only Lisa did so on stage at London’s ProductTank, giving us practical advice on how to kill off zombie features and […] Read more »

What Monzo Learned From Scaling its Lending Team

BY Richard Cadman on May 13, 2019

I’m a product manager at Monzo. We’re a UK-based bank and our mission is to make money work for everyone. We recently reached 1,800,000 current account customers – after launching in January 2018 – and are focusing on growing our user base and revenue. We’re currently profitable on a per user basis, but not overall as […] Read more »

The ABCs of Product - Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 8, 2019

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager—she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better. So when we got her on this week’s podcast, we covered everything…including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right […] 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 »

A Better Shipyard - Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 10, 2019

Few people have more experience in leading product teams than Joff Redfern. Now the VP of Product at Atlassian, he’s held similar roles at LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and Fidelity Investments. Joff’s team at Atlassian creates the products that many of us use to manage our own product and development processes; he’s got a unique viewpoint on the […] Read more »

How to Influence Without Power - Tim Herbig on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 6, 2019

Tim Herbig has made many mistakes (who hasn’t?). Fortunately for us, Tim not only owns up to his mistakes, he’s written a book to help the rest of us avoid making the same ones.  We’ve all had issues with how to work best – not only within our individual teams, but with the rest of […] Read more »

What's the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?

BY Peter Stadlinger on January 28, 2019

Most product managers are driven to achieve excellence in their craft. Many, however, get stuck in what I call “product consultant” mode and cannot break out of it. Many product managers never get to launch a product, let alone own one. They go from planning one product to the next, foregoing the opportunity to establish fundamental […] Read more »

How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

BY Nancy Wang on January 14, 2019

Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions. The following are […] Read more »