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Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

BY Rhishi Pethe on September 4, 2017

Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly. AirBNB, Amazon, Salesforce, and Uber are just some examples of platforms that have become massively successful in recent years. You’ll find platforms across many industries, from transportation to book publishing. For a product […]

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Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

BY Martin Eriksson on August 25, 2017

What is the point of innovation? Why do we focus so much time and effort on digital transformation, agile transformation, and innovation? Simply put it’s because large organisations need to grow – and can’t. All of their current management practices optimise against anything new ever being successful. In the course of a storied career that […]

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How to Run Product Portfolios at Scale

BY Barry O'Reilly on August 24, 2017

In this talk I share my lessons learnt from client engagements with many of the world’s largest organizations. I showcase how I’ve helped enterprises rekindle their capability and culture of experimentation and learning. What are the key aspects to consider? Where should you start? What are the tools and techniques to use? How do you […]

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Gibson Biddle - Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

BY Tremis Skeete on August 22, 2017

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these […]

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Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

BY Bandita Deka Kalita on August 9, 2017

My Twitter feed is full of stories of Amazon seizing the lead in the smart home industry. While the Amazon Echo Show is an impressive addition to the repertoire of voice and video monitoring systems in this growing market, it’s not the product features that are drawing attention. Rather, it is Amazon’s smart home product […]

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Debbie Wren - Scaling Autonomous Teams

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 8, 2017

At ProductTank London, Lean & Agile Enterprise Coach Debbie Wren shares insights into successfully scaling autonomous teams. Her key takeaway? Get good at the basics first. Walk before you can run, small changes can have a big impact and it all comes down to people Don’t Hire Talented People and Then Tell Them How to do Their […]

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Product Decisions: Are Customer Requests Overrated?

BY Satheesh Nanniyur on August 7, 2017

As product managers, we are trained to focus on the customer. We know that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and that we must do everything in our power to make customers happy. But I believe that this – contrary to conventional product wisdom – may be hurting your business. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

BY Jessica Hall on August 2, 2017

Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development. I’m sorry to say I’ve seen this arrangement fail far more than I’ve seen it succeed because I’ve been the one called in to fix it. Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and […]

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How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

BY Rosemary King on July 31, 2017

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few.  But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity.  In the context of product management, I see curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, […]

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The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

BY Martin Eriksson on July 21, 2017

Nate Walkingshaw is the Chief Experience Officer for Pluralsight, where he is responsible for Product, User Experience, Engineering, and Content, and the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams. But he started his career as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at $7.14 an hour, and in this […]

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