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ProductTank hits 21 cities and keeps on growing

BY Martin Eriksson on May 27, 2014

Four years ago I founded ProductTank with the simple goal of gathering a couple of product managers together in London to share our experiences and lessons learned. Product Management can be a lonely and sometimes frustrating job – especially in a start-up – and I wanted a group of peers I could kvetch about it Read more »

Product Manager Survey Part 2 - UK Results

BY Simon Cast on May 16, 2014

In part 2 of this series analysing the results of our Product Manager Survey, we’ll be looking at the breakdown of responses from people based in the UK. If you missed it, you can also read Part 1 of the survey results. Some 40% of the responses came from the UK. Of those responses, 60% Read more »

The Product Conference of the Year

BY Martin Eriksson on April 28, 2014

We will be releasing the super early bird tickets on Wednesday, April 30th at noon (GMT) so bookmark our conference site today – last year they all sold out in just 3 minutes! We’re excited to announce our third annual Mind the Product conference, which brings together product leaders from around the world to explore Read more »

Product Management at SXSW

BY Janna Bastow on March 21, 2014

A couple weeks ago, the MTP team headed out to Austin for the SXSW festival.  This was our third year running, and held a great ProductTank Drinks @ SXSW event, taking over the patio bar of Little Woodrow’s on the popular 6th street downtown. Once again, the sun (just barely) came out for ProductTank, and Read more »

ProductCamp London 2014 Recap

BY Jock Busuttil on February 25, 2014

On a bright, crisp Saturday morning in February, loads of you joined us for our best ProductCamp London yet to share, learn and network with other product people.  We were especially pleased to have product management guru and ProductCamp co-founder Rich Mironov (@RichMironov) joining us from the West Coast. What’s an “Un-conference”, Anyhoo? There were Read more »

Product Management in Online Payments

BY Jock Busuttil on January 21, 2014

We kicked off 2014 with January’s ProductTank London on product management in online payments.  An eager crowd mixing first-timers and regular attendees awaited our two guest speakers, Andy Young (@andyy) from Stripe and Yuval Samet (@yuvalsamet) from Klarna. Product as a Competitive Advantage First up was Andy Young (@andyy), who is responsible for “UK things” Read more »

The reports of Facebook's death have been greatly exaggerated

BY Martin Eriksson on January 8, 2014

A recently published study heralding the death of Facebook among teens has been widely covered over the past few weeks. While the scholarly merits of the original release are questionable at best, this is a recurring theme that the press loves and brings up time and time again. But is it missing the point? It’s Read more »

The Impact Of Cognitive Load

BY Simon Cast on September 23, 2013

Kathy Sierra recently unleashed a blog post about the impact of cognitive load on people. Kathy goes into great detail and references the latest research on cognition. I was reminded of a situation in a previous incarnation as a satellite engineer that illustrates the problem that cognitive load creates: There were some satellites that were Read more »

Making Trade-Off Decisions in Product Management

BY Janna Bastow on July 26, 2013

ProductTank July was all about making those tough trade-off decisions in Product Management. We heard from Harry Jones, co-founder and CPO, at Top10.com and Azmat Yusuf, founder and CEO of Citymapper, before witnessing a mock debate between Mixcloud co-founder, Nico Perez and Moonpig.com, product director, James Henson . First up was Top10.com’s Harry Jones,  who Read more »

Product Manager Survey 2013

BY Martin Eriksson on July 23, 2013

What makes a product manager? We did our first big survey last year, and learned a lot about team sizes, compensation, organisation etc. Last year’s results were so popular we want to update the data this year with a fresh survey and we need your help to fill it in and spread it around to Read more »