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Customer Obsession

BY Gibson Biddle on August 16, 2018

I have been the CPO/VP of Product for four startups as they scaled to thousands of employees. Because of these experiences – and the many challenges of growth – I’ve become obsessed with different tools and tactics that creative leaders can use to keep fast-growing companies pointed in the right direction. Having a clear, well-defined […]

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Tales of two Continuous Loops by Tim Beattie

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 13, 2018

There are lots of different frameworks for how to run projects so they are ‘agile’. Tim Beattie takes us through some principles that will help you no matter which specific ways of working you choose to implement. Don’t Make Assumptions of Simplicity When working through a Discovery phase, you’ll be doing activities such as empathy […]

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Scaling at Full Speed by Tanja Lau

BY Tanja Lau on August 8, 2018

“The hallmark of successful scaling is knowing when to hit the brakes so you can scale faster later,” according to Bob Sutton, organizational behavior expert at Stanford’s School of Engineering. I couldn’t agree more. Finding the right moment to enter the growth phase is crucial. Startups are quite vulnerable to focusing too much on scaling […]

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The #1 Answer in Product: It Depends

BY Martin Eriksson on August 2, 2018

The internet lends itself to binary positions: you’re either for something or against it, advocating it or decrying it. It’s not just Twitter’s 280 characters that limit us to this black and white thinking, most blog posts and conference talks seem to follow the same trend. And I’m not even talking about politics. Waterfall vs […]

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Managing Manufactured Products: Preparing to Launch

BY Dustin Levy on July 24, 2018

In this third post in his series on product management for manufactured products, Dustin Levy looks at how you prepare for launch. You can read his earlier posts here and here. During development you’ve been building prototypes and presenting them to key customers for feedback. Often, these prototypes will demonstrate selected features or subsystems of the […]

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4 Product Management Hacks to get the Most out of Failure

BY Shabnum Gulati on July 6, 2018

Failing is an eventuality in software development. Not only do we fail, we are encouraged to fail iteratively. Let’s do it over and over again! And yet, the job of the product manager comes with a level of accountability and scrutiny that is unique. Product managers are asked to look after all facets of a […]

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How to Build Products That Transform People's Lives by Chris Hay

BY Magda Coutts on June 22, 2018

In this ProductTank London talk, IBM iX engineer Chris Hay highlights how technology can help us truly to change the world. He speaks about his experiences of engineering innovative Kenyan payment systems such as M-Pesa and M-Shwari, and of reinventing how we manage asthma conditions using simple computing tools. The Story of M-Pesa and M-Shwari […]

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How JustGiving Crowdfunding Went From an Idea to £100m in Five Years

BY Jonathan Waddingham on May 25, 2018

JustGiving’s goal is to grow the world of giving, enabling more money to be raised for good causes through the use of technology. Initially JustGiving supported only registered charities on its website, but the founders’ vision was to support all good causes. In 2012, when I was working as part of the JustGiving team responsible […]

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Democratising Online Controlled Experiments at Booking.com by Lukas Vermeer

BY Arne Kittler on May 24, 2018

Booking.com is a European company with a reputation for running experiments in a sophisticated way. Lukas Vermeer is a senior product owner at Booking.com and one of the key players who established not only the tooling, but more importantly the culture behind experimentation at Booking.com. The title of his keynote at MTP Engage refers to an […]

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How to Build new Products in Digital Media by Ana Jakimovska

BY Caroline Rennie on May 11, 2018

Ana Jakimovska has carved out a career in media, working at just about every leading broadcaster in the UK. In this ProductTank London talk she focuses on the importance of knowing your industry and keeping an eye on the wider competition when starting from scratch. The broadcast industry has been hugely disrupted with the rise […]

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