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The Unintentional Career of John Cutler

BY Eira Hayward on November 28, 2019

Multiple hat wearer. Prod dev nut. This is John Cutler’s online bio. He’s someone you’ll certainly have come across if you’re at all interested in any of the discussion around the thinking and theory behind product management. He writes, he tweets, he regularly speaks at conferences, and with 31,000 Twitter followers (not to mention 26,000 followers […] Read more »

From Product Manager to Product Executive by Jonathan Nightingale

BY Andres Phillips on November 26, 2019

Unfortunately, a crystal clear career path from product manager to product executive just doesn’t exist. So, if you are working towards becoming a product leader, you’ll quickly realize that your progression roadmap isn’t as well-defined as that of your engineering or sales counterpart. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Jonathan Nightingale, Co-Founder of Raw Signal Group, […] Read more »

Distributed Happiness by Morgan Sowden

BY Andres Phillips on November 21, 2019

How do you work effectively with remote teams? Morgan Sowden – CTO at Lendinvest and Co-Founder at Paydesk answers this question in his ProductTank London talk. He takes us through: Why you should hire remote team members Benefits of remote work What to do once you have a remote team Watch the video to see […] Read more »

Product Management Career Progression - how Varied are the Paths?

BY Imogen Schels on November 13, 2019

Navigating a career in product is different for everyone. Some of us will follow a traditional route, while others find their way through exploration, trial, and error. So, what are the similarities in these career paths and what can we learn from people who’ve already found their way? To answer these questions, we talked to […] Read more »

How do you Overcome the Pitfalls of Being a Part-time Product Manager?

BY Jennifer Michelmann on November 5, 2019

It’s time to talk about part-time working. Specifically, how to work well as a part-time product manager, the benefits this arrangement brings to you and your company, and how to tackle the common perception that part-time simply cannot work. The following suggestions are all very personal to me, although I have seen similar patterns with […] Read more »

How do you Introduce Product Management Into a Business?

BY Adam Knight on October 29, 2019

You’ve just accepted a job offer – to introduce a product management function into a company. What can you expect? Where do you start? And how do you bring everyone in the organisation with you in the most inclusive and respectful ways possible? Here’s my experience of doing just that. Firstly, not having dedicated product […] Read more »

The Future of Product Management by Richard Harrison

BY Andres Phillips on October 21, 2019

Product Management is an ever-changing field. Recently we have seen the emergence of the Chief Product Officer or CPO. In this ProductTank London talk, Richard Harrison, Managing Director of Xpertise Recruitment takes us through: Trends in product management What it takes to be a CPO Future of the CPO Watch the video to see Richard’s talk […] Read more »

An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

BY Rik Higham on October 15, 2019

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation. I fall through the cracks between an extrovert […] Read more »

Making the Transition Between Corporate and Startup

BY Becky Yelland on September 24, 2019

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? And, if we do, is it then hard to make the transition from one type of business to the other? Do our […] Read more »

How do you Become a Product Manager?

BY Liam Smith on September 19, 2019

I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to condense my thoughts into an article. So, […] Read more »