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Why you Should Treat Your Resume as Your Professional Product

BY Jenny Wanger on February 20, 2020

To help hiring managers and recruiters, like myself, decide whether or not to interview you, it can be a great exercise to treat your resume like a professional product. Here I’ll share some useful pointers on how to do just that. Having reviewed hundreds of product managers’ resumes in the last year I’m sure I’ll […]

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Contradictions in the Craft of Product Management

BY Nithin Chandra on February 18, 2020

Product managers can encounter no end of contradictions as they drive for good outcomes for their products. What are these contradictions and how can product managers deal with them? Google is a juggling elephant. It serves conflicting needs of large user segments. One is the need of billions of consumers looking for the most accurate […]

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Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

BY Jon Horvath on February 14, 2020

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020, Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: Uncomfortable topics become less scary when talked about […]

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How Uniregistry Used Smoke Testing in Product Validation: A Case Study

BY Bartosz Mozyrko on February 13, 2020

It’s said that more than two-thirds of software projects fail to deliver expected results. As a result, the team at Uniregistry decided to take a new approach to product validation in an attempt to avoid the same fate. Here’s how they used smoke tests to explore a new opportunity. Overview This case study describes a part […]

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Barry O'Reilly: Learning to Unlearn

BY Eira Hayward on February 10, 2020

#mtpcon Singapore speaker Barry O’Reilly has made it his business to get business leaders to unlearn what they know, and he’ll be taking to the stage in Singapore next month to explain more about how and why leaders need to unlearn past success to succeed in the future. Barry describes unlearning as “the process of letting […]

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Stop Technical Debt From Slowing Your Product Down By Asa Schachar

BY Andres Phillips on February 8, 2020

What exactly is technical debt? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Asa Schachar, Engineering Manager at Optimizely, explains exactly what technical debt is and how to stop it from slowing down the product development process. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: What is technical […]

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Mastering the art of Prioritizing by Business Value

BY Tina Reynolds on February 7, 2020

As an agile product owner, you’re constantly trying to distinguish your products from the competition. Your secret weapon is your ability to prioritize your product backlog by business value, continuously. You’re well aware of this, but we would argue you could prioritize better. As a product owner, what are the first questions you ask yourself […]

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Matt LeMay: A Conversation About Clarity

BY Eira Hayward on February 5, 2020

Matt LeMay tells the story of a meeting he had with author and publisher Mike Shatzkin a long time ago: “I was just out of college, and I was trying to describe what I do. He had a moment of recognition, slammed his hand down on the table, and said, ‘synthesis and articulation, that’s what you […]

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Are you a Builder or an Optimizer?

BY Rosemary King on February 4, 2020

As I’ve moved through various product roles over the last 10 years, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of product people – builders and optimizers. I fall very naturally and easily into one of these types and have found that it can be helpful to think about my own skills and career […]

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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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