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Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

BY Rebecca Freeman on October 12, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis –  then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Product Waste – Do you really have time and money to waste […]

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Build What Matters by Rajesh Nerlikar and Ben Foster: Get Chapters 1-2 Free

BY Rajesh Nerlikar on September 24, 2020

In their new book, Build What Matters (£26.99), Rajesh Nerlikar and Ben Foster introduce you to their methodology for becoming a product-driven company. Through their tested strategies, stories of personal success, and case studies from their product advisory clients at Prodify, you’ll learn how Vision-Led Product Management helps you achieve company objectives by meeting both current and […]

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Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study

BY Ashley Fidler on September 23, 2020

In this case study, CPO Ashley Fidler lays bare a catalogue of common errors made by her and her team when launching a cybersecurity software product. Read on for her honest analysis of the experience and to discover what happens when you combine ideas that are too early for the market, poor customer understanding, a […]

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Product Manager's Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

BY Drew Falkman on September 10, 2020

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our […]

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Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

BY Ben Staples on September 1, 2020

Scrum.org defines a sprint retrospective as a time at the end of each sprint where the team discusses what went well, what could be improved, and aligns on specific actions the group can commit to improving for the next sprint. Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. I don’t care if […]

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The Hidden Costs of Constantly Shipping new Things

BY Michal Bugno on August 25, 2020

I worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM. It was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time I saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality. Lately, I’ve been thinking a bit more about a […]

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How to be a Successful Product Owner, by Ninon Laforce

BY Andres Phillips on August 17, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Ninon Laforce, then of Bluecat, provides us with some of the key skills and techniques needed to become a product owner. Her key points include: What is a product owner Becoming a great product owner The responsibilities and challenges of a product owner What is a Product Owner A product owner addresses […]

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4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

BY Sophie Harpur on July 30, 2020

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. Over my time as a product manager I have learned from some incredible product teammates on how to level up your product strategy to ensure it is as informed as possible, and communicated to your organisation’s stakeholders and customers in the […]

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The Lost art of Backlog Management

BY Nigel Farmer on July 16, 2020

Product management is still a young discipline, and the methods that we use are evolving all the time. Currently in the product community, topics such as product discovery, theme-based roadmaps and outcomes vs outputs are all very much in vogue, and rightly so. These are all helping to move our craft forward, and enabling teams […]

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Engaging with Remote Customers in Discovery by Audrey Cheng

BY Imogen Johnson on July 1, 2020

In this Mind the Product APAC talk Audrey Cheng, VP Product at Pushpay, discusses the challenges of remote discovery, and reveals how she and her team have developed a practice to ensure better customer engagements that yield more value. Watch the talk in full or read on for a detailed overview. Her key points include: Data […]

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