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Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

BY Eira Hayward on May 5, 2020

Georgie Smallwood has a lot to say about the different ways that product management is practised around the world. In a product career that has taken her from Australia to Hong Kong and to Europe, she’s currently Chief Product Officer for Berlin-based challenger bank N26. She’s spent her eight years in Product working for a […]

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How to Grow and Scale a High-Functioning Team by Richard Cadman

BY Fred Esere on May 1, 2020

In this talk, Richard Cadman, Principal Product Manager at Monzo, helps us think through practical steps we need to take to grow and scale a high-functioning team. Using examples from his experience at Monzo, where he built his team up from 10 to 40 people, he covered: How to get teams engaged How to set […]

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Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell

BY Andres Phillips on April 21, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Aeneas McDonnell, Director of Product at The Times and Sunday Times shares with us some guidelines on how we as product people can be leaders without having clear authority. His key points include: Anyone can be a leader Positioning to lead Skills Leading through levels Watch the video to see Aeneas’s […]

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Coping Through COVID: Shifting Focus and Acknowledging Unknowns

BY Imogen Johnson on April 19, 2020

Throughout this new series, we’ll be sharing the stories, learnings and experiences of product people dealing with COVID-19 right across the globe. In this first instalment, Kara Chiles, Senior Director of Consumer Products at Gannett, explains how the product team behind the largest local newspaper company in the United States has been adapting. Thankfully, for […]

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Christina Wodtke: Working with Mindfulness and Compassion

BY Eira Hayward on April 13, 2020

Christina Wodtke’s path to her current standing as an established authority on the attributes of high-performing teams and the use of OKRs has been a roundabout one. As she puts it: “I took the scenic route.” Today she’s a lecturer in the computer science department at Stanford University, teaching a range of classes in HCI […]

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Conversations, Conflict and Leadership - Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 8, 2020

Throughout their careers, whatever question either Lily or Randy has had, Roman Pichler’s probably had some great advice on the topic! A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Quote of the Episode A […]

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Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

BY Fred Esere on March 27, 2020

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester, Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op, challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking. She draws from her own experience to illustrate just how critical it is to think about scaling the team as an activity that […]

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How to Lead a High-performing Product Team

BY Michael Morris on March 10, 2020

As a product leader, what qualities do you need to cultivate to be able to ensure your team performs to the best of its abilities? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about teams – what is a team, team formation and development, cross-functional teams, and leading teams. I think we can all agree that not […]

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How do you Build a Winning Product Development Team?

BY Imogen Johnson on February 25, 2020

It’s not rocket science that awesome products come from awesome teams, so what’s the key to creating and managing a team that’s designed for maximum impact? Here, taking advice from a number of product pros, we look at a selection of ways to build product teams and empower them to achieve success. Choose a Diverse […]

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Why you Should Invest in Relationships With Your Engineering Team

BY Rajat Harlalka on February 12, 2020

A healthy relationship between product management and engineering is critical to building successful products. It’s also essential to creating a team where great people want to work. In a perfect product development world, communications are seamless, specifications are clear, and product and engineering teams work together without friction. Except, we live in the real world […]

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