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How do you Overcome the Pitfalls of Being a Part-time Product Manager?

BY Jennifer Michelmann on November 5, 2019

It’s time to talk about part-time working. Specifically, how to work well as a part-time product manager, the benefits this arrangement brings to you and your company, and how to tackle the common perception that part-time simply cannot work. The following suggestions are all very personal to me, although I have seen similar patterns with […]

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How do you Make Your Mark as a new Product Manager?

BY Swapna Malekar on October 31, 2019

If you’re new to a product management job then it can often be very hard to get access to all the information you need. But I’ve found that by building relationships, setting the future vision, and having faith in your capabilities as a product manager you can carve out a place for yourself. One of the […]

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Minimise the Gap Between Maker and User by Henrik Kniberg

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 25, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Henrik Kniberg, an organisational consultant and developer at Crisp in Stockholm, discusses how creating great products requires us to reduce the gap between makers and users. Key points: If we want to create products people love (like Lego, Minecraft and Spotify) we must reduce the gap between makers and users […]

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How to Make Product Decisions With Transparency and Trust

BY Ellen Gottesdiener on October 24, 2019

Product managers can make better decisions if they’ve built transparency and trust with their team. How these decisions are made is also important, and it requires a clear and collaborative process. Here’s a straightforward framework for collaborative decision making that is founded in transparency and trust. Product Decisions Product decisions are either tactical or strategic. […]

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Get Your People Performing as a Team

BY Rik Higham on October 22, 2019

If your product managers are performing well, but not as a team, it’s a problem—a problem you need to solve fast. Here I’ll explain a few methods, tried and tested at Skyscanner, that could also help you to improve your product management culture and community. When this issue surfaced at Skyscanner, we were a bunch […]

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How we Moved From Idea to Live Product in Eight Days

BY Harriet Adams on October 17, 2019

Digital consultancy Red Badger designed and built ShareThyme, a platform to connect generations through cooking, at speed. Here’s a look at how they did it and the open question, ‘what’s next’? At Red Badger we’re forever speaking to people, clients or otherwise, who have brilliant ideas. Not small ones – we’re talking market-changing, behaviour-altering, competitor-leapfrogging […]

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How To Say No - Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 16, 2019

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on  three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth.  She’s delivered great talks at our #MTPEngage conferences in Hamburg and Manchester, but we caught up with her after a talk about “saying no” at Edinburgh’s Turing Festival. […]

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Your Guide to Networking at #mtpcon London

BY Imogen Johnson on October 15, 2019

Heading to #mtpcon London later this week? In this blog post you’ll find some easy ways to network with every product person who crosses your path. Expanding your professional (and personal network) helps you to broaden your thinking, share knowledge, discover new ideas, understand market opportunities, get inspiration, and simply to meet like-minded product people. In […]

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An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

BY Rik Higham on October 15, 2019

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation. I fall through the cracks between an extrovert […]

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Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

BY Vikash Koushik Sreenivasan on October 11, 2019

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned. So where do you start? How do you position your product? Step […]

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