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Practical Insights and Guidance at #mtpcon London Workshops

BY Imogen Johnson on October 17, 2019

Product people descended upon central London this morning for a series of Mind the Product training workshops, kicking off #mtpcon ahead of tomorrow’s conference. More than 400 conference attendees were up bright and early to join one of 14 workshops covering a range of topics from user research and stakeholder management to product roadmapping and […]

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How To Say No - Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 16, 2019

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on  three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth.  She’s delivered great talks at our #MTPEngage conferences in Hamburg and Manchester, but we caught up with her after a talk about “saying no” at Edinburgh’s Turing Festival. […]

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The Product Manager's Identity Crisis by Mitchell Gillespie

BY Andres Phillips on September 30, 2019

Product people have a ton of different responsibilities – a number of stakeholders to answer to and a number of different problems to solve. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Mitchell Gillespie, Director of Product Management at Wave speaks about: The product manager identity crisis Motivating others Playbooks Watch the video to see Mitchell’s talk in full. […]

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Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

BY Matt LeMay on September 17, 2019

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? Of course, keeping tactical work aligned […]

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Sense and Respond - Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 11, 2019

After starting his career on the road with a circus (yes, really), no business setting should ever be a challenge for Jeff Gothelf – after all, he’s worked with real clowns.  Jeff sat down with our hosts for a rare in-person conversation during Scotland’s Turing Festival to chat about effecting change, focusing on outcomes, using […]

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A Product Manager's Guide to Saying No

BY Holly Donohue on September 9, 2019

As a product manager you have to say no to stakeholders, a lot. Find out how to master the art of saying no with empathy, so you can maintain positive relationships and stop all those zombie ideas from haunting you. On a field trip, you speak to John, a user. John is super-engaged with your product […]

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Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

BY Valerie Gee on September 6, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Products have become much more complex over the last 20 years and an increasingly competitive […]

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The Next Era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild

BY Arne Kittler on August 30, 2019

Every year, for MTP Engage Hamburg, we invite speakers from outside the mainstream product scene and ask them to contribute an additional perspective to stimulate discussion among our audience. This year we were very pleased to welcome Marie Louise Gørvild, Director of Techfestival Copenhagen, to present her view on the profound influence of product managers […]

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Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on August 28, 2019

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from Mind the Product co-founder, Martin Eriksson. Martin Eriksson’s […]

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Why is Psychological Safety at Odds With the Way We Work?

BY Matt LeMay on August 6, 2019

In order to prepare for a talk I delivered at Mind the Product’s 2019 Leadership Forum in San Francisco I’ve spent the last couple of weeks applying the lens of psychological safety to the things I’ve experienced and witnessed in my product career. And I keep coming back to a messy but seemingly unavoidable conclusion: […]

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