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I want to be a Product Owner: The Hard Truths Revealed

BY Esther Kieft on November 10, 2020

Before the pandemic, many organisations had already chosen to go agile. The pandemic has however stress tested our agility (or ‘wagility’) with deep embedded, organisational processes and roles being challenged. Similarly organisations who resisted agile in the past are realising they need to be agile to survive and thrive both during and after the pandemic. Read more »

The Impact of Covid on Product Managers and the Products They Build

BY Eira Hayward on November 6, 2020

As many of the world’s major economies work to address the second wave of Covid-19, we thought it would be an appropriate time to look at how the pandemic has changed product management and whether these changes are likely to be long-lasting, even permanent. We can split businesses into those that have been able to Read more »

Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham

BY Marc Abraham on October 30, 2020

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves. Each of these factors in their own right creates tension and in the book, I outline how we can make the most of these tensions Read more »

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

BY Petra Wille on October 23, 2020

Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. This was not an easy challenge and, although Read more »

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes by Egan Cheung

BY Rebecca Freeman on September 28, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Egan Cheung  – Director of Product at Shopify, shares thoughts on how fostering empathy helps us all build better products and become better leaders. Watch the video* to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Why empathy is a critical skill Helping Read more »

Patrick Roelof 's 10 Essential tips for new Product Managers

BY Chris Massey on July 24, 2020

Thanks to his 2019 MTP Engage Hamburg talk, we now know 10 things Patrick Roelof wishes he’d known at the start of his career. Here he helps you to get one step ahead of the game by sharing them, giving you suggestions on how to adjust the way you work and excel in your product management Read more »

Demystifying the Technical Product Manager Role, By Anthony Ilukwe

BY Andres Phillips on July 21, 2020

In a 2018 ProductTank Toronto talk, Anthony Ilukwe, then Director of Product at PathFactory, shared with us his views and experiences about the role of a Technical Product Manager (TPM). He highlighted some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings he sees in the community and deconstructs what he sees as the key factors and skills that differentiate Read more »

A guide to breaking into Product Management

BY Lucila Rey on June 18, 2020

I’m a product manager with more than 10 years’ experience in digital products, but I didn’t always work in Product. As a former marketer, I wanted to write a guide on how to get into product management for professionals aiming to make a successful jump. Here it is! In this guide, I cover: Competition for Read more »

A decade in product - a retrospective

BY Martin Eriksson on May 27, 2020

This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager). So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. Read more »

Product Management Salaries Survey - The Results

BY Imogen Schels on May 15, 2020

We ran a short survey to ask you about salary and salary negotiations. Here we reveal our key findings. And, if you’re a Mind the Product member, you can also access our in-depth article: ‘A Guide to Salaries – Know Your worth and How to Ask for It‘. The Results Don’t have the time to Read more »