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A product manager's guide to customer development

BY Eira Hayward on September 6, 2021 for Prioritised Members

The Customer Development framework was developed by Steve Blank as part of the Lean Startup methodology. But what is it? Who’s involved and what are the secrets to success? We spoke to Steve himself to find out. Discover the answers to these questions and some simple dos and don’ts. In brief Customer development uses many […] Read more »

Sharpening your product craft as an internal product manager by Alison Hickson

BY Andres Phillips on September 3, 2021

In this ProductTank London talk, Alison Hickson, head of product at Linktree, talks about the changes she made as she moved from being an external product manager to becoming an internal product manager. She shares some tips to help product managers understand and thrive in an internal product manager role. Watch the video to see […] Read more »

How I applied my Product Management skills in my transition to people manager

BY Dani Sastre on September 2, 2021

After seven years working in product, I had the opportunity to become People Manager. Using the skills and knowledge I got over the years working with products, I framed this change in familiar terms that helped me in the transition: SWOT analysis, Vision, Product Lifecycle, Market fit… Whether you’re considering taking a similar step in […] Read more »

5 Tips for Product Managers: Membership Only Content Sneak Peek (August)

BY Imogen Schels on August 31, 2021

Every month, product experts from around the world share their ideas and insights in our Prioritised and MTP Leader content 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 »

5 difficult conversations and how to have them

BY Eira Hayward on August 30, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

Sunsetting a product, poor performance, telling leadership something they won’t want to hear — these are all tricky conversations that many of us have to have. Difficult conversations come with the territory when you’re a product leader, so what’s the best way to handle them? In this post, we’re guided by Denise Jacobs, the author […] Read more »

From burnout to bounceback by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

BY Jon Horvath on August 16, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, the author of Technically Wrong, explores the common challenges teams are facing right now — challenges like burnout, emotional exhaustion, and trauma. In brief: The effect of stress and trauma over time can be visible in the workplace — you might, for example, notice it in colleagues as […] Read more »

The importance of EQ for product development teams by Nikkia Reveillac

BY Eira Hayward on July 16, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Nikkia Reveillac, Former Head of Research, Twitter looks at why EQ is the key ingredient in the highest performing product development teams. Watch the video to see Nikkia’s talk in full (Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon Digital Americas talks here). Or read […] Read more »

Make one change to transform your product practice

BY Eira Hayward on July 2, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Change one thing, transform your entire product management practice? Sounds too good to be true, right? Perhaps not. We spoke to five seasoned product pros who told us what one thing they’ve learned in their career that’s transformed the way they work today. C Todd Lombardo –  Say “tell me more” A long-time friend of […] Read more »

Why do products fail?

BY Eira Hayward on June 25, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Most products fail, even in the best companies — and for every AdWords there’s a Google Glass. The failure rate for digital products could be as high as 90%, depending on which report you read. It’s a metric that hasn’t moved much in the last few years, despite all we know about the benefits of […] Read more »

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 »