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4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership

BY James Mayes on February 5, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion for product leaders in London. Under strict observation of the Chatham House rule, the group picked out a host of themes for discussion, and I’ve chosen the four topics which seemed to resonate universally, along with a selection of the considerations mentioned and the approaches […]

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Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

BY Martin Eriksson on February 2, 2018

I’ve always argued that product management is a team sport. But as soon as you have more than one team in an organisation and you need them to interact with each other, you introduce friction. This friction between teams is why we have libraries full of project management books and methodologies, inboxes and outboxes, dependency […]

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Davide Vitiello - Focus vs Product Team Structures

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on January 23, 2018

At the #MusicMonday edition of ProductTank Oslo, Davide Vitiello, then the director product – listener experience at SoundCloud, talked about his experiences on the topic of focus. For organizations, finite resources translate into need for focus – a challenge that frequently affects product managers. In addition to describing three key steps to achieve this, he outlined a few ongoing experiments with ways of working at SoundCloud. The […]

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A day in the Life of Joe Leech, Product Consultant

BY Susanna Paevali on January 3, 2018

Joe Leech is an expert in product design strategy, UX and applying psychology in design. He’s recently written a book, “Psychology for Designers,” in which he focuses on recognising and using psychology as a design tool. He’s now a product consultant who works with a range of companies: “I plug into companies that have delivery […]

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Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 21, 2017

Mind the Product is above all a community of product managers who strive to push our craft of product management forward by sharing our insights, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. We’ve already highlighted the Top 10 Product Talks from across our conferences and meetups, but not everyone wants to get up on stage to […]

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Product Design: Let's get Emotional

BY Terry Cordeiro on December 12, 2017

Having spoken at conferences twice this year on the subject of design and emotion, I was spurred into writing this post by the number of people who gave me positive feedback. Why is Designing for Emotion so Important? When we recall past experiences, we are not wired to remember the whole experience with total accuracy. […]

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The Product Agent: Managing Ideas on a Product Team

BY Tremis Skeete on December 11, 2017

My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. […]

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How to Avoid Costly Surprises in Connected Product Design

BY Christian Bourgeois on December 8, 2017

When designing connected hardware products, there are many ways in which a project can go sideways and end up way over budget before the product is completed or in a manufacturable state. We’ve seen this happen countless times and it’s never one person’s fault, rather a lack of understanding of the full product design process […]

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Why Product Managers Should be Generalists

BY Chris Bell on December 6, 2017

There’s an apocryphal tale that the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the last person to have read everything. Given that he died in 1834 and the vast increase of information there’s been since then, you can understand how the tale started. Even 200 years ago, it was still possible to be an expert in many […]

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How High Performance Organisations Innovate at Scale by Barry O'Reilly

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 1, 2017

If you can change the way that you behave, then you can start to experience the world in a different way. That then changes the way that you think. In this engaging talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Barry O’Reilly shows that this is almost always what needs to happen when we look to […]

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