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The Lizard Loop - How to Back up Rigour With Intuition by Roisi Proven

BY Adam Warburton on April 5, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Roisi Proven of Gower Street Analytics talks about the lizard loop, which she describes as “backing rigour with intuition, after you’ve already backed up your intuition with rigour”. System 1 and System 2 thinking originate from the popular book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. System 1 thinking, also […]

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Managing Change - Joe Leech on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 3, 2019

Just call him Mr Joe. A UK-based consultant, Joe Leech has built a reputation for managing change (for both users and stakeholders) and as the guy to call when a product launch has gone wrong.  Joe gave one of the most entertaining and engaging talks at Mind the Product in London 2018, so we followed up […]

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Why you Should Start With Customer Insight

BY Justin Zalewski on April 2, 2019

Creating a successful product requires a clear vision. Equally important, it requires confidence that the vision is aligned with the needs of the customers the company exists to serve. Without this, product leaders tend to either hedge their bets with small, safe, incremental adjustments or make no progress at all because they lack confidence in […]

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Peace in the Valley: Tips for Growing Product Managers by Rob Crook

BY Adam Warburton on April 1, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Rob Crook of Moonpig talks about product management mastery, and how to overcome  imposter syndrome. He says that Robert Green calls it mastery, Tim Ferris calls it becoming superhuman, and Cal Newport says you need to practise it for 10,000 hours. There’s a modern obsession with self improvement – millennials spend double […]

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How I Fail - A Founder’s Perspective by June Angelides

BY Annie Witcombe on March 29, 2019

A former tech investment banker, June Angelides is the founder of Mums in Technology, the first child-friendly coding school in the UK. A lack of options for learning alongside her baby led June to create a skills-based tech programme for like-minded mothers raising children. In this ProductTank London talk, June demonstrates a new way for […]

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Why Moderated User Research is Worth the Cost

BY Ryan Spanswick on March 28, 2019

This article explores the value of both moderated and unmoderated user research. It outlines the differences between the two, and looks at the potential options for product managers in the light of timeline, budget, and expected revenue. And while moderated research may be expensive, it’s my view that the benefits it delivers are worth the […]

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Mastering Design Sprints - Kai Haley on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 27, 2019

Kai Haley is Google’s Lead of Design Relations, but in her spare time she also looks after the company’s internal Design Sprint Academy. Jake Knapp (late of Google Ventures/GV) may have written the book, but Kai has run the sprints, trained the trainers, and has spent the last few years in the trenches. We had a […]

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Growth Hacking for Product Managers by Chris Long

BY Mareike Leitermann on March 26, 2019

Chris Long, Product and Growth Leader and part of the new product development team at Booking.com, introduced the ProductTank community of Karlsruhe to processes and models to drive product growth. Growth and Product Management Chris says that product managers often are unaware of their responsibility in the growth process. Although many areas in a business […]

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Why the Worst Product Managers Expect the Best

BY Alex Hughes on March 25, 2019

With each product I’ve built, things have rarely come together exactly as planned. But it’s not the inconveniences, technical challenges, or misguided people that are the problem. It’s that we ever allow them to catch us off guard in the first place. Anyone can operate under ideal conditions. But ideal conditions are the exception, not […]

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An 8-Step Framework for Product Growth by Sylvia Ng

BY Kyle Lubieniecki on March 21, 2019

As a product professional, your company is looking to you to meaningfully change the bottom line. But are you getting the results you want? Or are you putting in countless hours only to feel like you’re not making enough progress? If you want to seriously develop a product growth competency, how do you ensure success […]

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