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A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or PM) Or […]

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#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum - What we Learned

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 16, 2017

The day before Mind the Product London 2017 we ran a forum for invited product leaders on a series of topics with some of the leading product managers from around the world. Here’s what we learned about product leadership. All conversations were under the Chatham House rule, so no one is quoted – but suffice […]

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Creative Spaces that Work by Sarah B. Nelson

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 10, 2017

Spaces shape culture – it can’t be helped, the spaces we work in are a huge factor in the way we work so they are always going to define the overall working environment, both personally and physically. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Sarah B. Nelson, program architect at IBM Studios, […]

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Product Portfolio Management: Success at Scale

BY Martin Eriksson on November 9, 2017

Product management can be hard enough, but when you scale beyond more than one product, product portfolio management is a critical tool to prioritise between multiple products, ensure resources are assigned to the right products, and that you have a pipeline of new product ideas ready to grow. Success is a Terrible Teacher Whether you’re […]

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Product Prioritization by the Numbers

BY Kate Bennet on October 13, 2017

It’s no secret that every software company has a different way of working out what feature they’ll build next. Despite countless tools, books, blog posts*, and interview questions on the subject there isn’t – yet – consensus in the product management community on which product prioritization method gives the best results for customers and the […]

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Servant Leadership - Josh Goldenberg

BY Tremis Skeete on October 12, 2017

Josh Goldenberg is the Head of Product for Next Caller, a company that does essential telephony, identification, and fraud validation. He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership It doesn’t make sense to hire […]

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How to Gain Agency - or Outrun a Bear

BY Rik Higham on October 2, 2017

When I lived in British Columbia, Canada, I used to go running in the forests behind our house. My housemate (appalled at the idea) insisted that I run with his dog to keep the grizzly bears away. At the end of one run I was chatting with a neighbour, a retired Canadian mountain guide with […]

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The Parable of Frank de Boer - Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on September 21, 2017

The Parable On June 26, 2017, English football team Crystal Palace enthusiastically announced the appointment of the great Dutch defender Frank de Boer as its new manager. Admittedly he was joining after a disappointing spell in Italy,  but his success with the Dutch champions, Ajax, with whom he won the Champions League four consecutive times, […]

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Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

BY Jonny Schneider on September 20, 2017

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point. When people talk about Lean, the conversation often ends at process optimization, waste, and quality, and misses so much of what the Lean mindset offers. Design Thinking is held high as the […]

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Turn Your Release Notes Into a Content Marketing Machine

BY Sami Linnanvuo on September 14, 2017

If you’re in a product company the chances are that you’ve developed some process of informing your users about new features. This could be in the form of a blog post or as a notification within the UI. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Spending a bit more effort on the process can help […]

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