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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 Schels 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 Schels 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 »

How Real Product Teams Make OKRs work: Extended Report

BY Timm Richter on November 3, 2020 for Prioritised Members

The popular Objectives and Key Results framework (OKRs) can be a powerful tool, provided it’s understood and used correctly. With this in mind, we recently undertook a survey to understand how companies are using OKRs in the wild. Our survey was run in collaboration with Timm Richter, CEO of NEO Culture and former chief product officer at […] Read more »

How Real Product Teams Make OKRs work: Survey Results

BY Imogen Schels on November 3, 2020

In collaboration with NEO Culture, Mind the Product conducted a short survey on OKRs investigating their use in product teams in real companies. Now, the results are in. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the survey results and, if you’re a Mind the Product member you can access an extended report including analysis […] Read more »

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

BY Victor wu on October 29, 2020

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction!  In this article, I address this apparent dissonance, […] Read more »

Roadmaps & Prioritisation - Lessons Learnt the Hard way, by Ren Yi Hooi

BY Rebecca Freeman on September 29, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Ren Yi Hooi –  then Product Director at RailsBank, shares her experience of  prioritization challenges in a fast pace organisation. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of her key points: The challenges of prioritization in all stages of a product lifecycle Suggestions of […] Read more »

How Real Companies Make OKRs work: Mind the Product and Neo Culture Investigate

BY Imogen Schels on September 28, 2020

Like all tools, OKRs can be powerful if they’re understood and used correctly and so, in an attempt to help you get the most from the process and to better understand the benefits, effects, and challenges of OKRs, we’ve decided to investigate. In collaboration with NEO Culture, Mind the Product is conducting a short survey, […] Read more »

Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

BY Andres Phillips on September 22, 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 […] Read more »

How to Avoid Product Discovery Pitfalls, by Navin Nair

BY Edward Kendall on September 14, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk Navin Nair, Product Consultant and Chief Product Officer of JustPark, shares some of the common mistakes and pitfalls he finds Product Managers make during the product discovery process. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of the common mistakes he highlights, including: […] Read more »