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Joe Leech: A Scientific Approach to Product

BY Eira Hayward on January 21, 2020

If you work alongside Bristol-based product strategy and UX consultant Joe Leech then chances are you’ll also work alongside his dog Little Dude. The fox terrier travels everywhere with him – to London once a week, wherever it is, where Joe goes, he goes. That said, you’d be lucky to find yourself working alongside Little […]

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Mind the Product Training to Launch Product Coaching Service

BY Rosemary King on January 17, 2020

There was one theme that emerged for me in 2019 which I think will make a big impact on 2020, the product coach. I think the impact will be so big that at Mind the Product Training we’ve been working on an entire platform to support it. For the past three years, Mind the Product […]

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Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

BY Andres Phillips on January 16, 2020

If you speak to five product managers about how they got their jobs, you’re likely to receive five different answers. Transitioning from a functional role such as marketing or engineering to product can seem daunting, especially if your education and experience aren’t specifically tailored to product, but it can be done. Why Is Product Management […]

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How to Train Your Hippo By Ozlem Yuce

BY Andres Phillips on January 15, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ozlem Yuce, Chief Product Officer at Agile at Heart gives us some insight on how we can better deal with the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HiPPO) in our organizations. She explains why the HiPPO can be so damaging and what to do about it as a product person. Her key […]

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Making the Unspoken Spoken

BY Christina Wodtke on January 10, 2020

In this excerpt from her recent book, The Team That Managed Itself, Christina Wodtke looks at how teams can deal with the office housework jobs that no one wants to take on. Within teams, there are the spoken roles, as in designer, marketer, engineer, etc. There’s also a host of additional unspoken roles. There will […]

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From? - Gal Josefsberg on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 8, 2020

One of the hardest skills for product people to acquire is that of saying no. After all, when everyone comes at you with ideas, prioritisation can be a massive challenge. So it’s refreshing when we get a chance to come at it from the opposite direction in order to generate good ideas. Gal Josefsberg, VP […]

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Janice Fraser: Knitting at the Edge of new

BY Eira Hayward on January 7, 2020

Not many product people can claim to have coached staff at the White House. “It’s my most proud achievement,” says Silicon Valley veteran Janice Fraser, “It was such an honour to be invited to support our public service… it was a peak life experience for me. For four years, every six months during Obama’s second […]

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Ground Rules for Applying AI to Product Management

BY Patrick Tsao on January 6, 2020

The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has led to lots of jargon, so that this very powerful technique has become more difficult to understand. The tips below have all helped me, so I hope this article will help product managers to cut through the noise and better understand how AI can fit […]

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Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

BY Andres Phillips on January 2, 2020

In her ProductTank London talk, Asha Haji, COO at Founders Academy explains how and why to treat your product management career like a video game. She teaches us how to level up in the product world by following these steps: Learn who you are Learn the moves Win boss battles Upgrade your gear Explore the world […]

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Crazy Busy Product People - Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on January 1, 2020

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Randy’s Pick ‘Tis the season to make a list of resolutions for […]

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