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Debbie Wren - Scaling Autonomous Teams

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 8, 2017

At ProductTank London, Lean & Agile Enterprise Coach Debbie Wren shares insights into successfully scaling autonomous teams. Her key takeaway? Get good at the basics first. Walk before you can run, small changes can have a big impact and it all comes down to people Don’t Hire Talented People and Then Tell Them How to do Their […]

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The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

BY Dan Olsen on July 13, 2017

Why Products Fail One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market […]

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Thabet Alfishawi - Lessons from a Growth Team

BY Calvin Hoot on July 7, 2017

Thabet Alfishawi, Product Manager on YouTube’s growth platform, gives Product Tank San Francisco a three by three for anyone starting a growth team or thinking of switching to a growth role: three things to get you started three tools for effective growth three mistakes to learn from Get started Begin with a deep understanding of all […]

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Perry Timms - Let it go

BY James Gadsby Peet on July 6, 2017

Letting go is key to innovation and change. Perry Timms shares powerful stories of innovating enterprises that will leave you enthusiastically letting go of what’s blocking your route to innovation. Work can be Brilliant Perry believes that by breaking traditions we can create a happier, more productive workforce. Doing this through an ongoing, iterative process […]

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Memento Product Mori: Of Ethics in Digital Product Design

BY Arne Kittler on July 6, 2017

In this beautifully narrated presentation from MTP Engage, Sebastian Deterding, research fellow at the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York, challenges us to consider the moral dimensions of our work as product people: Why do many of us engage in building platforms that aim capture the users time (and money) in rather unhealthy […]

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#mtpcon SF 2017 : Product is People

BY Martin Eriksson on June 21, 2017

Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 gathered 1,500 passionate product people from 20 countries and 36 states across the US to the stunning Davies Symphony Hall for another amazing day of learning and sharing. From my opening remarks through most of the talks, one theme emerged – product management has almost nothing to do with […]

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Laura Klein - Introducing the User Map

BY Chris Massey on June 16, 2017

User research expert Laura Klein introduces ProductTank San Francisco to her User Map tool. In this talk you’ll learn the most important questions you need to answer about your customers. User Research Tools: The Problem With Personas Who is your product for? You should know who is buying (or not buying) and using your product. If […]

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Julie Zhou - Building a Culture of Growth

BY Calvin Hoot on May 25, 2017

Julie Zhou, Director of Growth at Yik Yak, tells ProductTank San Francisco how to build a culture of growth. When a startup or new product starts to get some traction, there often comes a decision to hire someone to manage growth without a full picture of what that will actually entail. Julie Zhou leverages her […]

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How to Win Enterprise-User Buy-In - Eric Menzie

BY Chul Kwon on May 18, 2017

Eric Menzie, CRM Head of Product at Wells Fargo Securities, talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise User Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management. #1 Find out What Really Matters “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would […]

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Stakeholders, let ‘em in - Rosemary King

BY Edward Kendall on May 11, 2017

Rosemary King educates us on the importance of involving stakeholders (especially those in senior positions) in the research phases of your products. Collaboration Collaboration is important. As a product manager you enjoy being in control, but at times this control can be detrimental to a product. Rosemary cites a number of examples where collaboration with […]

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