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Mastering Design Sprints - Kai Haley on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 27, 2019

Kai Haley is Google’s Lead of Design Relations, but in her spare time she also looks after the company’s internal Design Sprint Academy. Jake Knapp (late of Google Ventures/GV) may have written the book, but Kai has run the sprints, trained the trainers, and has spent the last few years in the trenches. We had a […]

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Take Control of Prioritisation - Holly Donohue on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 13, 2019

Before financial software provider Aquila Heywood transformed how it approaches prioritisation, it had a backlog that was more than 20 years long and its projects took about seven years to release.  Product Director Holly Donohue was part of the team that changed how the business approaches its work, so that it now sees value being […]

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Podcast: How to get Your Team to do Their Best Work with John Cutler

BY The Product Experience on February 27, 2019

If you’re active on Product Twitter, then you already know John Cutler.  It’s not just that he’s extremely prolific – it’s the quality and depth of his tweets (and his longer essays) that reach deep into the heart of what we’re struggling with on a daily basis – especially his post 12 Signs You’re working in […]

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Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

BY Panagiotis Goros on February 26, 2019

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than […]

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Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

BY The Product Experience on February 20, 2019

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched.  He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. Quote […]

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When do you let go of Process and Accept Controlled Chaos?

BY Diana Hsieh on December 10, 2018

I’ve worked at two different startups, going from beta to 1.0 as the first non-founding member of the product team. Surprisingly, I had a completely different experience at each startup, even though they were both open source databases. If I were forced to prioritize (as all product managers naturally tend to do) and choose the most […]

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Practical Tips for Working in Distributed Product Teams

BY Tim Herbig on December 3, 2018

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, ranging from cross-functional, to customer-centric all the way up to iterative. But there’s one aspect which will soonish vanish from this list of must-haves: co-located. The notion that successful product teams strictly need to operate from within […]

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How do you Implement Effective Product Experimentation?

BY Jon Noronha on October 16, 2018

As product managers, our job is to determine what matters most to our customers. At any given time, there could be 100 really great ideas that need implementing, but realistically we can only complete two or three per month. We have to ask ourselves: which three do we build? How deep do we go? And […]

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Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

BY Julie Celia on October 10, 2018

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. To help startups approach this […]

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The Hierarchy of Engagement by Sarah Tavel

BY Emily Tate on September 28, 2018

How do you maximize your chances of building an enduring, consumer product? This is the big question for consumer companies, and in her #mtpcon San Francisco talk, Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark, says it comes down to understanding how to maximize engagement. Tavel’s Hierarchy of Engagement Throughout her career, Sarah has spent a lot […]

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