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Solving the Puzzle by Hope Gurion

BY Andres Phillips on March 8, 2021

How can product people reconcile their ambition with the reality of what they’re doing right now? In this ProductTank London talk, Product Leader and Team Coach Hope Gurion provides some guidance for job seekers hoping to make the next leap in their careers but unsure about how to get there. The key points of her […]

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Scaling Empowered Teams: Advice From Nilan Peiris

BY Louron Pratt on February 26, 2021

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leader members, Nilan Peiris, VP of Growth at Wise — formally known as TransferWise — shares his experience with scaling and empowering teams. Watch the recording in its entirety or read on for the highlights, including: Building autonomous fast-paced product teams Introducing tribes Building empowerment during fast-growth Persuading leadership to […]

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How am I Doing? Thoughts on Evaluating Product Managers

BY Rosemary King on February 25, 2021

When you hit a certain level in your product career, a big part of your job becomes managing your team(s) rather than actually doing the work.  It’s rare that this shift is ever formally ushered in, and it’s very rare that managers of product managers are ever given formal training. Managers of product managers or […]

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Climb the Product Career Ladder Part 3: Head of Product, VP Product, and CPO Roles

BY Eira Hayward on January 29, 2021

This third and final part of our career series looks at the top tier of roles in Martin Eriksson’s foundational post on product management job titles and hierarchy, at the Head of Product, VP Product, and CPO roles. With such leadership roles typically there comes a change in emphasis. As James Gadsby Peet, ProductTank London […]

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A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers

BY Petra Wille on January 28, 2021

In my new book Strong Product People: A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers, I’ve aimed to deliver everything a product leader needs to help team members live up to their full potential and to feel empowered. Here, I’m giving MTP Leaders exclusive access to chapter 11: How to Find the Time? a chapter […]

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Product Tetris - The Ultimate Game of Leadership by Georgie Smallwood

BY Eira Hayward on January 19, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Georgie Smallwood, CPO at Tier, describes product leadership as the ultimate game of Tetris and reveals how to play the pieces as you get them. For Georgie’s advice on how to execute your product leadership role within set constraints or external impacts, watch the session in full, or read […]

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Bootstrapping a Product Team, by Ibrahim Bashir

BY Chris Massey on January 14, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Ibrahim Bashir, VP Product at Box, discusses different product management archetypes and when to bring each one into a team. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. Archetypes You end up defining how successful your product org will be at the point when you set […]

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Product Leadership is Hard by Marty Cagan

BY Lisa Radel on January 8, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Marty Cagan, author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered”, explains the important role of product leadership in any great product company–and why it’s so hard to get right. Watch the video to see the talk in full or read on for an overview of Marty’s key points: Empower your teams by […]

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The Product Decision Stack - Martin Eriksson

BY Chris Massey on January 4, 2021

Martin Eriksson – veteran product leader, and Mind the Product co-founder – presented his “Decision Stack” to ProductTank Lagos. It’s a way of connecting vision to action. Martin says the most common thing he hears from product people is the question “How do we know if we’re building the right thing?” – this fundamentally comes […]

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Structuring and Scaling Product Teams by Roman Pichler

BY Lisa Radel on December 9, 2020

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Roman Pichler, Author of How to Lead in Product Management, discusses important aspects leaders should bear in mind when structuring and growing product teams. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. Empower the Product People Any successful product organisation, Roman explains, needs empowered product people. He argues […]

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