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How To Rock Your Workshops - Jonathan Courtney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 18, 2019

Taking a break from the always entertaining/sometimes informative podcast Jake & Jonathan (formerly known as The Product Breakfast club, which he co-hosts with Jake Knapp), AJ&Smart CEO Jonathan Courtney joined us to chat about Design Sprints, workshops, and how to get groups of people collaborating. Quote of the Episode One of the best things about […]

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The Importance of Being Clear by Lindsey Jayne

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 13, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Lindsey Jayne, former VP Product at Monzo, discusses the importance of writing clearly in order to make better decisions and diversify thinking. Key points There is too much noise in our working lives – we are bombarded by words and thoughts which are difficult to understand By being clearer in […]

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From Dogs to Decision Making: 5 Minutes With 3 Product People

BY Imogen Johnson on December 11, 2019

Dogs, decision making and things about you that you never knew. These are just some of the fun and fascinating things you can learn about at MTP Engage Manchester in February 2020. Intrigued? You should be! To give you a glimpse of what’s in store we asked three of our fantastic speakers some quick-fire questions. […]

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Don't Call it Improv - David Farkas on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 27, 2019

If you’ve got a background in waterfall processes, it can seem as if agile techniques are just about making it up as you go along. (MTP’s own James Mayes once commented that waterfall, on the other hand, “is making it up before you even begin”.) What happens if we embrace this, and bring improv techniques […]

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Don't Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

BY Emily Campbell on November 14, 2019

I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned. The mindset and methods responsible for Motown’s huge success in its heyday are just […]

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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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