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Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

BY Roisi Proven on July 11, 2018

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Wet Suits and Shirley Cards Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”. Nowhere was this clearer than with wet suits. Designed to […]

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4 Product Management Hacks to get the Most out of Failure

BY Shabnum Gulati on July 6, 2018

Failing is an eventuality in software development. Not only do we fail, we are encouraged to fail iteratively. Let’s do it over and over again! And yet, the job of the product manager comes with a level of accountability and scrutiny that is unique. Product managers are asked to look after all facets of a […]

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Don't Join the Cult by Paul Adams

BY Arne Kittler on July 5, 2018

The final keynote of this year’s MTP Engage came from Paul Adams, VP of product at Intercom. In the preparations leading up to the conference, Paul had warned me that he would challenge some common beliefs in the audience. We were excited, because we wanted to end the conference by giving our audience something to […]

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Gods, Superheroes, and Product Managers by Randy Silver

BY Randy Silver on June 29, 2018

John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China” is a 1980s masterpiece, and easily one of the silliest action movies you’ll ever see. It’s remarkable for a very simple reason: Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) may be the film’s lead character – he’s front and centre on the poster — but he’s not actually the hero of […]

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Why Product Management for B2B Needs to be Different From B2C

BY Rajat Harlalka on June 28, 2018

Is there a difference between developing an enterprise and a consumer product? In both cases your software product is used by humans, but an enterprise is a legal entity, while a consumer is a person. And the fact that an enterprise is a legal entity makes product management for enterprise products a little different. It […]

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How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

BY Tim Herbig on June 21, 2018

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile […]

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Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially: State of Product Meeting

BY Susana Lopes on June 19, 2018

This second post on the methods we use at Onfido to help us think commercially and strategically looks at State of Product meetings. (You can read the first post here). This meeting is an exercise in strategy, an opportunity to take stock of where your product is, where it fits within the wider market, and […]

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Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially

BY Susana Lopes on June 18, 2018

Kevin Trilli joined Onfido as our chief product officer last year and brought with him some great experience, tools, and techniques. His methods have got us much more in tune commercially, and thinking strategically. It’s made me want to share how we work, so others can try it too and let us know how they’ve improved some […]

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Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

BY Andrew Martinez-Fonts on June 15, 2018

What does culture have to do with building great products? In my opinion, everything. I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. I manage a team of […]

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How do you Choose who to Hire as a Junior Product Manager?

BY Emily Tate on June 13, 2018

Who to hire as a junior-level product manager is one the most difficult decisions a product leader has to make. Most product jobs require some level of product management experience, so you can focus on understanding what a candidate has done and how their existing skill set will fit with what you need for your […]

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