Why mistakes are key for product excellence

BY Francesca Cortesi on June 10, 2021

We all like to be right, to do things perfectly, to get praise. I am super guilty of this and more times than I can remember people around me told me that I have to get comfortable with ”good enough”. That my chase for quality is sometimes my biggest enemy. I always struggled with this […] Read more »

5 Tips for Product Managers: Membership Only Content Sneak Peek

BY Imogen Johnson on April 30, 2021

Every month, product experts from around the world share their ideas and insights in our Prioritised and MTP Leader, and every month we recap some of their finest tips. So, whether you’re a member who’d love a quick recap or a non-member who’d love a glimpse inside some of our membership content, we’ve got you covered. […] Read more »

How do you build a successful product team?

BY Eira Hayward on March 19, 2021 for Prioritised Members

What does it take to build and maintain a successful product team, one that’s driven, motivated and ultimately successful? In this post, speaking to a range of product experts, we try to answer this question. A combination of factors — like hiring the right people, establishing a vision, defining success in a way that everyone […] Read more »

Owning your story as a leader: Advice from Donna Lichaw

BY Louron Pratt on March 18, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leader members, Donna Lichaw, executive coach and author of the User’s Journey: Storymapping Products that People Love, discusses how to find your story by using a mix of psychology, design thinking, and experimentation skills that you already have—or can easily learn. Watch the recording in its entirety or read […] Read more »

5 Tips for Product Managers: Members Content Sneak Preview

BY Imogen Johnson on February 26, 2021

Experts featured in our Prioritised and MTP Leader content give us new product management ideas and insights every month. From the phases of a product career to finding your hidden stakeholders, here’s a sneak peek at 5 pearls of wisdom from our February content. 1. The Product Manager Career Path Has Three Stages In How […] Read more »

How to use Storytelling to Create Powerful Product Demos

BY Kavir Kaycee on February 23, 2021

Storytelling is a powerful communication device. It goes back millennia to our hunter-gatherer days when we used to share over a campfire and entertain each other. How can we draw on these insights and use them in product demos? To answer this question, we have to remember that products are not just bundles of features. […] Read more »

Goal Setting in Product

BY Imogen Johnson on January 20, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this exclusive Prioritised member session, our panel discussed the product manager’s role in defining goals. Our experts answered questions such as how can we align teams and stakeholders around goals and what do we do when things start to go off track? The panel, moderated by Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product […] Read more »

Lessons from a Product Champion by Mary Poppendieck

BY Lisa Radel on December 4, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development and three other bestsellers, shares the most important lessons she learned as a Product Champion at 3M in the 80s and 90s. At the time, 3M’s film products were being replaced by digital and, according to Mary, it managed to survive […] Read more »

Prioritisation for Product Managers: Are we Doing it right?

BY Imogen Johnson on November 13, 2020 for Prioritised Members

Prioritisation – we all have to do it and we all have different ways of getting it done. But what’s working well for you and where are your biggest stress points when it comes to this vital part of product management? To get an idea, we asked 55 Product professionals to share their thoughts, feelings and […] Read more »

Product People on Prioritisation

BY Imogen Johnson on November 13, 2020

We asked 55 people working in product management roles to share their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on the process of prioritisation. Read on for an overview of their feedback, and if you’re a Mind the Product member, you can access an extended report (more on this below). Who We Spoke To The majority of people […] Read more »