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Personal Growth - the Essence of Your Product Career by Kristina Walcker-Mayer

BY Kristina Walcker-Mayer on September 6, 2019

In this talk from #MTP Engage Hamburg, I look at how you can embrace and accept your strengths and weaknesses and at what kind of people should you partner up with to create true value and drive success for your customers, your company, and yourself. Product careers are very complex because they require a very […] Read more »

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

BY Jase Clamp on August 20, 2019

A few years ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book on Zappos, a company that has been lauded for its amazing culture. In the book he shares his view on the four pillars for happiness: progress, purpose, control, and connection. Although various people have made lists of this type, this particular list has resonated the most […] Read more »

Why Authenticity Matters in Your Product Management Job Hunt

BY Bridget McMullan on July 22, 2019

In January 2019, LinkedIn published the 15 most promising jobs for the year. Product owner (87% YoY growth) and product manager (29% YoY growth) both made the cut. Search terms have doubled for “product manager”, and Harvard recently reported that 7% of graduates are pursuing product management careers. Product management is becoming a popular career choice, and […] Read more »

The Product Mensch - Rich Mironov on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 17, 2019

Rich Mironov got his start in product with a a single, very demanding customer: Apple.  Realising it would be safer to diversify, he’s gone on to spend the last 30-plus years working with more than 90 organisations across the world in interim leadership roles and consulting.  He’s seen it all, and he shares his experience […] Read more »

What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

BY Kenton Kivestu on July 1, 2019

Smart candidates know they need to prepare thoroughly for their product management interviews. However, most candidates focus their prep exclusively on answering questions and completely overlook the importance of preparing questions to ask their interviewers. In this post, I look at the value of asking great questions, cover a few strong sample questions and suggest […] Read more »

Treat your career like you treat your products by Adam Warburton

BY Adam Warburton on June 14, 2019

We all treat our products with care, respect, and diligence. We agonise over decisions and strategic direction, we think deeply about product direction, we care about the experience our customers get and the impact we have on our businesses. It’s our job to make good decisions. In this talk from MTP Engage Hamburg, I look […] Read more »

What Your Painfully Slow Hiring Process Says About Your Product

BY Alex Hughes on May 29, 2019

A few years back I interviewed for a product role with an event management company. The beginning of the process was typical – I visited their local office for three hours of initial interviews, followed by another three hours of virtual interviews with their San Francisco office. At that point, the fit was a maybe […] Read more »

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

BY Petra Wille on May 14, 2019

What is the job of a product leader? How should a Head of Product, a VP of Product, or a Product Team Lead behave? Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles. But what if we ask these questions to […] Read more »

Leading Product Teams in Asia by Kenneth Chin

BY Martin Eriksson on May 10, 2019

Throughout his long career, Kenneth Chin has worked with and led product teams around the world, including the US, UK, Australia, and across Asia. In this talk from Mind the Product Singapore he shares some of the cultural differences he’s experienced between East and West and how we can learn from those differences to build […] Read more »

The ABCs of Product - Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 8, 2019

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager—she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better. So when we got her on this week’s podcast, we covered everything…including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right […] Read more »