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Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

BY Chris Massey on November 24, 2020

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. As product people, team alignment is table-stakes, and it’s crucial that we factor in multiple perspectives to create diverse, empowered teams, so […]

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Hiring and Developing Product Managers

BY Imogen Johnson on November 6, 2020

In this exclusive MTP Leader Panel, Kate Leto, Petra Wille and Eli Montgomery join Emily Tate to share their thoughts on hiring and developing product managers. Watch the session in full or read on for some highlights including our panellist’s take on what makes a good product manager, how to hire a junior, the importance […]

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OKRs: So simple! So then why isn’t everyone using them?

BY Kim Atherton on November 5, 2020

Many of us are familiar with the history of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). When I first came across the methodology in 2013, I was wowed by stories of organisational alignment and focus from the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. I rushed out to buy John Doerr’s back catalogue. After 7 years of implementing OKRs […]

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Where Does Product Fit? What's Being a CPO Really Like? Dave Wascha Tells All

BY Imogen Johnson on November 4, 2020

In this video, Zoopla’s CPTO Dave Wascha shares his take on the reality of the CPO role, where Product fits within the organisation, what skills product managers need to be successful, and more. Watch the session in full or read on for the top 5 highlights. About Dave Wascha Dave Wascha started as a product […]

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The Challenge of Leadership: Asking for Help

BY Christian Miccio on November 2, 2020

As one of the leaders in a company, the buck stops with you. And while this is generally thrilling and also what you signed up for, it can occasionally be the source of headaches as well. Whether you’re the CEO, COO, the Head of Product or leading a business vertical – a particular area that […]

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The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

BY Petra Wille on October 23, 2020

Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. This was not an easy challenge and, although […]

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Building And Scaling Empowered Teams: AMA With Nate Walkingshaw

BY Imogen Johnson on October 22, 2020

In this AMA session, exclusively for MTP Leaders, Nate Walkingshaw reveals some of the tough leadership lessons he learned early on in his career, how to build and scale a culture of trust, and why he wishes we’d all stop using the word ‘failing’. If you missed it, you can watch the whole session again, […]

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Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 1 - the Pros and Cons

BY Eira Hayward on October 9, 2020

As someone once said, technology companies are quick to focus on what they can do, but not so quick to examine “the how they do it”. Predictive technology may be speeding up digital transformation and be an integral part of our digital lives, but it comes with implications for data privacy and the potential to […]

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Building health-tech products when the rules are still being written, by Joe Rinaldi Johnson

BY Lisa Radel on October 5, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Joe Rinaldi Johnson shares what he’s learned in 10 years of navigating the challenging and highly regulated field of healthcare. He is the Chief Product Officer at Zava, a digital healthcare company offering remote diagnosis and prescriptions. If you, like Joe, feel there is a lack of resources about product management in […]

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Transforming Toxic Teams

BY Eira Hayward on September 25, 2020

At some point in our careers, we’ve likely all experienced a toxic team or two. You know the team we mean, the one where everything is a battle, conversations are tense and people are constantly frustrated and anxious. These issues that arise can be a result of the behaviour of the whole team, a few […]

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