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Sense and Respond - Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 11, 2019

After starting his career on the road with a circus (yes, really), no business setting should ever be a challenge for Jeff Gothelf – after all, he’s worked with real clowns.  Jeff sat down with our hosts for a rare in-person conversation during Scotland’s Turing Festival to chat about effecting change, focusing on outcomes, using […]

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Rapid Prototyping - Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 4, 2019

For our first episode back after a summer break, we chat with Philip Pantelides, who takes us on a journey through Japan, Indonesia and beyond. (er, Bristol.) As the Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad, Philip has become known for his unstinting attention to detail, and taking rapid prototyping to a whole new […]

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How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

BY Aaron Kechley on September 2, 2019

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager, should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why. Henry Ford is famously quoted as eschewing market feedback by saying that if he’d listened to his customers, they’d have asked for faster horses.  Interestingly, I learned […]

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How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling […]

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The Daily Standup is Broken, What Should You Do Now?

BY Ted Bauer on August 12, 2019

The standup meeting, or daily scrum, as a team information-gathering staple has evolved into dogma, and especially tech dogma, over time. Not only did it seem like everyone was doing standups as their default way of conveying project context, it felt like there wasn’t an alternative. This was the path of the agile startup, midsize business, […]

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Outcomes Over Outputs - Josh Seiden on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 24, 2019

A nice bit of serendipity this week: this week’s guest, Josh Seiden, had his new book (Outcomes Over Output) recommended in last week’s episode by guest Rich Mironov. While we didn’t plan this, it’s no surprise – Josh is a respected author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, and the book is a fantastic read.  As a […]

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The Secret Weapon of Retrospectives – the Team Radar

BY Petra Wille on July 16, 2019

You know that moment when you realise that something is not quite right in the team? Often you think you know straight away what needs improvement, but for some reason the team can’t see what you’re seeing. What’s wrong with them? It’s so obvious! There’s nothing wrong with them. There’s a saying from the world of […]

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Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

BY Philipp Krehl on July 11, 2019

What’s the fundamental difference between product discovery and delivery or execution? The degree of uncertainty. The degree of uncertainty should determine whether you need to run product discovery or whether you can begin to deliver a solution to your customer. Why is it Important to Know the Degree of Uncertainty Upfront? Let’s walk through three hypothetical […]

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When you Look but Don't see: Agile as Performance

BY Rosemary King on July 8, 2019

While I’ve driven all of my adult life in the US, I’ve not had a UK driver’s license for the five or so years I’ve lived here. This year I decided to change all that and enrolled on an intensive driving course so I could knock it out in two weeks. Sadly after a couple […]

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The Aha Moment - Abdelrahman Wahba on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 26, 2019

Egyptian-born Abdelrahman (Abdo) Wahba co-founded popular Arabic audiobook site Iqraaly – but it wouldn’t have seen its current success unless Abdo had taken the time to analyse deeply what made customers stay loyal. To do that, he had to get to his “Aha moment”. Now based in Berlin as the Head of Product for the […]

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