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Nurturing Local Talent

BY Imogen Johnson on April 1, 2020

Whilst discussing the growing AsiaPac tech scene during a panel at #mtpcon Singapore in 2019, how to nurture local talent formed a large part of the conversation. One year on we look back at the advice shared by this group of product leaders. Leading by Example The conversation about local talent began with a question […]

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Being a Successful Product Manager From 5,000 Miles Away

BY Sophie Harpur on March 24, 2020

As a product manager at Split, 5,000 miles away from the rest of her team, Sophie Harpur has learnt a thing or to about successful remote working. As you’ve probably read in all those blog posts and books about product management, the ideal scenario is to have your product manager co-located with engineering, sitting no […]

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If you Pretend Everything's Under Control Then it Will be

BY Kate Clark on March 19, 2020

Why, in Product, it pays to fake it till you make it till you become it. Amy Cuddy’s famous TED talk says that if you fake confidence you will eventually become confident. Cuddy claims that by using confident body language like standing tall with arms on hips, we can convince our brains that we are […]

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Build Better Products - Laura Klein on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 18, 2020

Nobody rants quite like Laura Klein. Others have tried, but we’ve yet to find anyone else with her depth of experience (spanning stints as a developer, designer, researcher and product manager), her empathy for both users and stakeholders, her experience as a teacher, and her sense of humour. She’s author of Build Better Products: a […]

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The Magic in Conflict by Shaun Russell

BY Jon Horvath on March 13, 2020

In this keynote from MTP Engage Manchester, Shaun Russell explains why product people need to lean into conflict. Key Points: Conflict aversion is learned behaviour The path of least resistance is rarely the right direction The stakeholder and product manager relationship should be transparent As product people, we must lean into conflict Shaun describes a […]

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Why Product Operations is set to be the Backbone of Product-led Growth

BY Jonathan Hau on March 12, 2020

Product operations is an emerging function. How does it help modern product management organizations to scale effectively? Similar to the emergence of design ops in the last five years, product operations fulfills a need to streamline a scaling function. It defines, communicates, supports, and improves important operations which can be standardized, such as communication, planning […]

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Want be to be a Product Leader? You Better Learn to map

BY Rosemary King on March 9, 2020

Mind the Product has launched a new training workshop for product managers on mapping. I meet a lot of product people – product managers, product owners, agile coaches, scrum masters, business analysts, project managers – and I’ve learned that there are a couple of constants, whatever the title or role. Namely that each of these roles […]

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Building Better Product People - Sebastian Sabouné on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 4, 2020

The best product people are the ones that are insatiably curious, who want to learn more, who want to get better at all aspects of the job.  In many businesses this can be hard – there’s not always an established culture, or people around who have done the job before and can help upskill the […]

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Emotional Intelligence and Product By Darren Gavigan

BY Andres Phillips on February 29, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Product Consultant, Darren Gavigan explains the importance of emotional intelligence and how it can make you a better product manager. His key points include: The emotional intelligence umbrella Empathy Curiosity and adaptability Passion and belief Watch the video to see Darren’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his […]

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Why Don’t you Slow Down and get More Done?

BY Kate Clark on February 27, 2020

You don’t have to be in a rush to get more done. There’s a bit of a trend for responding with “SO BUSY” when somebody asks you how you are at work. It’s almost as dull as saying you’re tired; the asker is left wishing they hadn’t asked and feeling a little bit like they […]

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