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Building Products Asynchronously With a Distributed Team by Job van der Voort

BY Jon Horvath on December 28, 2020

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote and ex VP Product, GitLab, discusses how best to build products asynchronously with a distributed team. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. Culture of the Written Word Job challenged how we can build successful products when working […]

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Remote Working: No Longer New, Just Normal

BY Imogen Johnson on December 25, 2020

In 2019, remote working was something many of us dreamt of, some of us had already sampled it, and a few of us simply had no interest in doing it at all. Now, at the end of 2020, we’ve all spent most of the year honing our home-working style and in this post, we’re recapping […]

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The 10 Product Talks You Should Have Watched in 2020

BY Martin Eriksson on December 24, 2020

Whether it’s at one of our conferences or meetups, we host events in over 200 cities around the world and love to invite product people to take the stage, share their insights, and push our craft forward. This year we published 102 videos and you watched a staggering 920 days of video on Mind the […]

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The Complete Guide to Building MVPs

BY Dmytro Zaichenko on December 10, 2020

The goals of a minimum viable product are centred around idea validation and execution, learning, experiments, and ways of minimizing the effort to bring a meaningful new product to market. For the majority of product owners, having an MVP is not a question at all, while some are still skeptical about spending time on this […]

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How To Make a Success of Going Agile

BY Eira Hayward on December 8, 2020

In June 2020 Mind the Product published a post from New Zealander Anthony Marter that really struck a chord with our community: based on a talk he’d given to Agile Auckland, his post argued that product management in an Agile practice is in dire need of a rethink. It’s been one of our most-read articles this […]

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MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

BY Swati Sharma on December 7, 2020

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy. Roadblocks like increasing competition, time constraints, market saturation, changing trends, evolving technologies, and limited funds make the destination look farther away. Meanwhile, the mounting pressure of being out-competed keeps pulling you […]

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Is Inclusive Design Enough? by Julian Thompson

BY Imogen Johnson on December 2, 2020

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Julian Thompson the Founder of Rooted by Design, explores a critical question – is inclusive design enough? Julian studied law, focusing on human rights and public policy, before training in design and has spent the last eight-plus years exploring how to put an inclusive design lens over his design […]

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Scaling Product Teams: In Defense of Process by Spectra (Adaora) Asala

BY Eira Hayward on November 27, 2020

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Spectra (Adaora) Asala, GM and VP Product, Soapbox at Wistia looks at how you can use process to translate ambiguous challenges into accessible playbooks as your organisation scales. Watch the video to see the talk in full. Or read on for an overview of Spectra’s key points: Process is […]

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Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

BY Chris Massey on November 24, 2020

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. As product people, team alignment is table-stakes, and it’s crucial that we factor in multiple perspectives to create diverse, empowered teams, so […]

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OKRs: So simple! So then why isn’t everyone using them?

BY Kim Atherton on November 5, 2020

Many of us are familiar with the history of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). When I first came across the methodology in 2013, I was wowed by stories of organisational alignment and focus from the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. I rushed out to buy John Doerr’s back catalogue. After 7 years of implementing OKRs […]

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