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Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

BY The Product Experience on February 20, 2019

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched.  He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. Quote […] Read more »

Silence the Squeaky Wheel through Feature Prioritization

BY Jenny Wanger on February 7, 2019

Prioritization is challenging and stressful. Sometimes it’s because of micro-prioritization such as bug triage and moving one small fix in front of another. Other times it comes from the macro level: deciding to target new user growth versus lifetime value; spending time on user research or analytics; handling your manager’s feature request versus the tech […] Read more »

Nail your Backlog Priorities by Figuring out Return on Effort

BY Rene Rosendahl on February 1, 2019

Prioritization of work is hard: it’s often more an art than a science. Unless you work in an organization that has mastered the delicate balance of work from a prioritized roadmap as well as customer requests, you too may often be faced with squeaky-wheel prioritization: The customer yelling the loudest (or the one who last […] Read more »

Managing Feedback: Do you start with a No?

BY Cliff Newby on October 29, 2018

Do you start with a “No”?  Defining your process for feedback will save time and improve feedback quality. My seven-year-old son has the gift of positioning, a trait he comes by honestly as his mother is a sales professional.  He knows that, given the opportunity to present his case the likelihood of approval increases.  Lately, […] Read more »

How to Start From Scratch and Prioritise by Marcel Britsch

BY Caroline Rennie on May 7, 2018

Accept that a lot of things you do are throwaway. They’re a means to an end, not the final output. Marcel Britsch is a consultant with Equal Experts. In this ProductTank London talk, he covers the complexities of prioritisation when you’re starting from scratch. Using examples from his work with Barclays Bank on a greenfield […] Read more »

Solving Product Development Challenges With Product Review

BY Lisa Long on April 10, 2018

Have you ever worried about knowing what to do next for your product?  Often, the qualitative and quantitative data you have on hand about your product can provide only a fuzzy outline of what is happening and it can be challenging to know if you’re heading in the right direction. While product managers have a […] Read more »

Four Questions That Will Lead to Better Prioritization

BY Lisa Long on March 28, 2018

Making sure that you and your team are working on the most important thing at any point in time is part of the fun and headache of being a product manager or a product leader.  Many times looking at the backlog list or strategic priorities will just cause your eyes to glaze over as you […] Read more »

Top 10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 23, 2017

Every week I curate the best product and design content from across the internet into our weekly product management newsletter Prioritised. Here are the top 10 most clicked articles from the 408 links featured in this year’s 51 newsletters – 10 articles your peers digged so much you should definitely check them out as well. […] Read more »

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 21, 2017

Mind the Product is above all a community of product managers who strive to push our craft of product management forward by sharing our insights, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. We’ve already highlighted the Top 10 Product Talks from across our conferences and meetups, but not everyone wants to get up on stage to […] Read more »

How to Avoid Costly Surprises in Connected Product Design

BY Christian Bourgeois on December 8, 2017

When designing connected hardware products, there are many ways in which a project can go sideways and end up way over budget before the product is completed or in a manufacturable state. We’ve seen this happen countless times and it’s never one person’s fault, rather a lack of understanding of the full product design process […] Read more »