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Minimum Viable Replacement: A New Framework for Retiring Old Systems

BY Kevin Mireles on April 8, 2021

Are you engaged in a digital transformation initiative, working to retire systems as part of a merger and integration project, or sunsetting a legacy product? If so, then take a moment to learn about a new concept, the Minimum Viable Replacement before you potentially waste thousands of hours and millions of dollars pursuing the wrong […] Read more »

An Explorer's Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

BY Chris Massey on January 25, 2021

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution. Ultimately, it boils down to developing a pragmatic model for managing risks and investments, and […] Read more »

The Meaning of MVP - Correcting Common Misconceptions

BY Phil Tarnowski on September 12, 2019

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that […] Read more »

Rapid Prototyping - Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 4, 2019

For our first episode back after a summer break, we chat with Philip Pantelides, who takes us on a journey through Japan, Indonesia and beyond. (er, Bristol.) As the Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad, Philip has become known for his unstinting attention to detail, and taking rapid prototyping to a whole new […] Read more »

What Does a Successful MVP Look Like?

BY Andy Bell on January 24, 2019

MVP is a phrase that startup people love to throw around. It’s an acronym that can be used as a weapon. Everyone believes their vision is really the Minimum Viable Product. You can use the phrase to batter your colleagues’ ideas. You can simply declare “it’s not really minimum” if you want to do something less […] Read more »

Maximum Possible Products by Sally Foote

BY James Gadsby Peet on January 11, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Sally Foote of Photobox had us consider that most product managers don’t work on greenfield products that allow them to design minimum viable services. The majority work with services and technologies that they didn’t design and which on the surface don’t meet their own or their user needs. She says […] Read more »

Let's Talk! How to Build out Conversations for a Better User Experience

BY Rajat Harlalka on December 17, 2018

For conversational products and interfaces, product creators have to imagine an interaction where the screen plays an ancillary role. As a consequence, the majority of the best practices and principles of a good user experience that we’ve become used to need to be redefined, if used at all. Even within conversational interfaces, we don’t speak in […] Read more »

Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit by Dan Olsen

BY Martin Eriksson on August 24, 2018

The term Product/Market Fit was coined by Marc Andreessen back in 2007 and it’s been a key goal for any new product or startup ever since. But like any buzzword, it is often oversimplified and misunderstood. In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Dan Olsen, the author of The Lean Product Playbook, tackles […] Read more »

Ask Alexis and the SMS MVP by Josh Seiden

BY Tremis Skeete on April 27, 2018

Josh Seiden is co-founder and principal at consulting firm Neo. In this ProductTank NYC talk, he shares his work on a project called Ask Alexis. Why MVP? Josh refers to a quote by Eric Ries: “The unit of progress for lean startups is validated learning.” The minimum viable product (MVP) is the smallest thing you […] Read more »

Critical Customer Touchpoints for a Successful Product Launch

BY Amanpreet Kaur on October 31, 2017

As a product manager, one of your key goals is to solve your customers’ problems. Listening to your customers is the best way to get to know their problems and current methods, and then you can brainstorm for a solution. But how do you start? The process of working up an idea and developing it […] Read more »