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Why Data is key in Building a Company That Learns

BY Alexandre Gabadou on April 23, 2019

Facing uncertainty is a company’s biggest challenge. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a startup or an established company, when you start work on a product, you need to validate your problem, your solution, and find your market. When you scale, uncertainty arises in the form of change – your market changes, your users’ needs […]

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Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

BY Graeme Goulden on April 19, 2019

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these. In this talk at MTP Engage Manchester, VP of Digital […]

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Embrace Uncertainty: the art of Applying a Scientific Approach

BY Wes Galliher on April 18, 2019

The rollercoaster ride that is product development is inherently chaotic and ever-changing. So, as process-oriented professionals, we product managers look to the structure and predictability of a scientific approach for certainty. Our inputs into such a scientific approach, however, are based on assumptions – either individual or corporate – that contain significant amounts of uncertainty. […]

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APIs and Open Technology by Jeremy Brown

BY Annie Witcombe on April 16, 2019

Jeremy Brown heads up Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he works with organisations who are looking to adapt their operations for the technology landscape of the digital era. In this ProductTank London talk, Jeremy discusses the best contexts for teams to work in, and he passionately endorses using […]

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Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

BY Matt Green on April 15, 2019

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow […]

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Emotional Debt by Tomek Wlodarek

BY Adam Warburton on April 12, 2019

Everyone knows about technical debt. But we often stay silent about the emotional debt product managers can build up while building products they love. In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Tomek Wlodarek explores the topic of emotional debt, and what product managers can do to mitigate it. Being a product manager can be like riding […]

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The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

BY Emily Tate on April 12, 2019

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson, CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy. Moving from leading product teams to leading a company has given her the perspective […]

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How Becoming a Product Manager has Taught me Valuable Life Skills

BY Sophie Harpur on April 11, 2019

Last year I started my product management career full time, with a startup called Split Software. Previously I was a growth experimentation manager at Skyscanner, and while there I got to work closely with product managers and designers and generally dipped my toes into the product world whenever I could. My current role has been […]

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Announcing World Product Day 2019 – the World’s Largest Product Management Event

BY Martin Eriksson on April 9, 2019

Last year, on 23 May 2018, we celebrated the first ever World Product Day – a day all about shining a spotlight on our global tribe of product people, connecting local communities with each other, highlighting the craft of product management, and having fun along the way. On Wednesday, 15 May 2019 we’re back again, […]

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Indecision in Product: How to Avoid Becoming a Bottleneck

BY Alex Hughes on April 8, 2019

A few years ago, comedian Aziz Ansari released a Netflix special called “Live at Madison Square Garden”. During his set, he joked about the effort required to buy a new toothbrush. Not just any toothbrush would do, he had to have the best. He researched for hours, Googling “best toothbrush” and reading articles on the […]

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