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System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

BY Petra Wille on September 22, 2017

In one of the keynotes of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, Johanna Kollmann reviews established system thinking concepts and applies them to the world of today’s product management. […]

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The Parable of Frank de Boer - Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on September 21, 2017

The Parable On June 26, 2017, English football team Crystal Palace enthusiastically announced the appointment of the great Dutch defender Frank de Boer as its new manager. Admittedly he was joining after a disappointing spell in Italy,  but his success with the Dutch champions, Ajax, with whom he won the Champions League four consecutive times, […]

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How we Saved our Funnel Drop-offs After They Happened

BY Eran Kaspin on September 18, 2017

One of the biggest problems for e-commerce, demonstrated by about 74% of users worldwide, is cart abandonment. It means three out of every four shoppers in your online store walk away AFTER they’ve put their items in the cart. If you’ve ever tried to deal with cart abandonment, you might find our story interesting — we brought back 11% of […]

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Turn Your Release Notes Into a Content Marketing Machine

BY Sami Linnanvuo on September 14, 2017

If you’re in a product company the chances are that you’ve developed some process of informing your users about new features. This could be in the form of a blog post or as a notification within the UI. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Spending a bit more effort on the process can help […]

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5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

BY Casper Sermsuksan on September 13, 2017

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. Among the speakers and panelists were Matt Walton, Julia Whitney, Roman Pichler, Arne Kittler, and Brant Cooper. It took me two days to get to London from Yogyakarta, Indonesia for the night before the sessions, but it was worth it. While I originally wrote […]

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Negotiation in Product Management: the Pursuit of Compromise

BY Chris Bell on September 11, 2017

When I was a student, I took part in a negotiation exercise. We were given imaginary countries and had to negotiate our rights to the surrounding sea. The whole exercise quickly descended down into what the lecturer politely described as a study in realpolitik. To try and help us curb any dictatorial inclinations we were given […]

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Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

BY Rhishi Pethe on September 4, 2017

Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly. AirBNB, Amazon, Salesforce, and Uber are just some examples of platforms that have become massively successful in recent years. You’ll find platforms across many industries, from transportation to book publishing. For a product […]

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How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

BY Martin Eriksson on September 1, 2017

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong opinions and unconscious biases. Many people in your organisation have more power than you, yet they are wrong just as often. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product San […]

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A day in the Life of Jamie Parkins, Senior Product Manager at JustGiving

BY Susanna Paevali on August 28, 2017

Jamie Parkins is a senior product manager at JustGiving, the online fundraising platform that enables people from all round the world to raise money for their cause of choice. It has been running for 17 years and has raised in excess of £3 billion to date. Jamie has worked at JustGiving for seven years. He […]

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Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

BY Rik Higham on August 23, 2017

How Much Should I Understand? A friend, who’s recently become a product manager, asked me that recently. She’d inherited a technical product where the engineers already had a view of the direction and deliverables required. Even though it had been broken into phases, each phase was large in scope and involved a number of unconscious […]

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