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Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 9, 2015

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […]

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Video: The Art of Saying No by Mina Radhakrishnan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 4, 2015

As product managers we practice the art of saying no every day. As much as product is about building and shipping great products, invariably in order to launch some things we have to not launch others. And that’s a big part of the job, but it’s never fun and can take it’s toll. In this […]

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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 2

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 17, 2015

In the first part of this article I looked at some of the ways in which product managers can prevent and mitigate the risks of every PM’s worst nightmare: a failed product launch. Now I’m going to talk about some of the other ways you can use careful planning, hard work and strategic insight to […]

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Video: Ryan Singer's Product Development Tools

BY Martin Eriksson on August 14, 2015

Ryan is the Product Manager for Basecamp, and joined us on stage at Mind the Product San Francisco to share some of his experiences and the tools he’s designed to stay sane in that job. The challenge for product managers is it’s not just about tackling your own to-do list but actually coming up with […]

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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 1

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 12, 2015

Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life – a product manager’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. This two-part article covers what you can do to prevent it. […]

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Traditional vs Lean Management: Why You Should Be Using Kanban

BY Diego Pereira on August 5, 2015

Let me get this out of the way: I love Kanban. And this isn’t for any of the usual reasons, such as because it’s a visual management tool, or because it enhances work in progress control, or even because it’s self-managed. I love Kanban because it allows me to not have project management in my product team. […]

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The Tyranny of 'Good Enough'

BY Kat Matfield on July 22, 2015

One of the most frustrating experiences in my career was caused by Microsoft Excel. Unlike the thousands of other people who can say that, I wasn’t even using Excel at the time. I was testing a prototype of a personal finance management app with a user who was already a habitual budgeter. They were delighted […]

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Build Better Products With Effective MVPs

BY Danielle Colyer on July 21, 2015

The concept of an MVP – or Minimum Viable Product – is a one that comes up a lot in product development. MVPs are an intrinsic part of the build-measure-learn process at the heart of product management processes, offering maximum benefit for minimum effort. Correct implementation of MVPs allows product managers to learn more about customers, deliver […]

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Rapid Prototyping & Product Management by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on July 17, 2015

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management. In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he […]

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Level-Up Your Product Management Skills with Our #mtpcon Workshops

BY Martin Eriksson on July 6, 2015

After the success of our previous workshops we are running a new set on Thursday, September 10th at a dedicated venue on Hatton Garden, followed by the Mind the Product 2015 conference on Friday. Based on your feedback we’re going much more advanced and in-depth on three of the workshops and continuing to offer our […]

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