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Building for success at every stage of product development - Cait O'Riordan

BY The Product Experience on May 5, 2021

Building and managing products is hard. Building an organisation that manages existing products, and is optimised to build new ones is exponentially harder — which is why we spoke with Cait O’Riordan, Chief Product and Information Officer at the Financial Times, for this week’s podcast. A veteran of the BBC and Shazam, she’s now working […] Read more »

Building extraordinary product teams

BY Federico Iglesias on May 4, 2021

When I finished watching Episode 4th Season 2nd of “Formula 1 Drive to Survive” on Netflix, I didn’t quite know if I had just watched a great episode about high-performance motorsport or participated in a Product Management keynote in the style of Mind the Product conference. A brief disclaimer: I’m not even a fan of […] Read more »

The PM Competency Framework: Making Product Management growth a team effort

BY Brendan Marsh on April 22, 2021

My first year at Spotify was one of the happiest years of my life. I had joined the Infrastructure and Operations ‘tribe’ as an Agile Coach and some of my fondest memories (both personally and professionally) were from working in my Agile Coach ‘chapter’. As a chapter of six coaches, over time, we understood our […] Read more »

Interpreting the product Venn Diagram with Matt LeMay and Martin Eriksson

BY Louron Pratt on April 9, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this new Fireside Chat for Prioritised Members, Matt LeMay,  author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice, sat down with our very own Martin Eriksson to discuss his now-famous Venn diagram describing product management, what it means, how it gets misinterpreted, and what we can do about it. Additionally, they discuss what defines […] Read more »

Owning your story as a leader: Advice from Donna Lichaw

BY Louron Pratt on March 18, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leader members, Donna Lichaw, executive coach and author of the User’s Journey: Storymapping Products that People Love, discusses how to find your story by using a mix of psychology, design thinking, and experimentation skills that you already have—or can easily learn. Watch the recording in its entirety or read […] Read more »

Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills

BY Kate Leto on March 12, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In my book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills, there’s a specific tool that’s proved useful for a number of product leaders. In this post, I’m sharing that tool – the Role Canvas, along with an excerpt introducing it. About the book In the book, I tell the story of […] Read more »

Level up Your Product Function With the Product Leader Map

BY Dave Martin on March 9, 2021

“I’m drowning in a never-ending todo list“, “I can’t be everywhere at once“, “I’m not good enough“. In my coaching work I constantly hear these frustrations from product leaders. It’s no surprise – product leadership is a tough gig, but strong product leadership is vital if companies are to be product-led and achieve growth. Below, I […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Scaling Empowered Teams: Advice From Nilan Peiris

BY Louron Pratt on February 26, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »