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Break Down Silos to Build a Culture Focused in a Single Direction

BY James Whitman on November 26, 2018

Have you ever worked in an environment where one part of the business didn’t talk to the other? Are your Product and Engineering teams pushing (or pulling!) in different directions? Does your Marketing team know what is happening in the Contact Centre? Does Logistics know what has been happening on the website recently? Does the […]

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Building Product in an Age of Distrust by Ryan Freitas

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 23, 2018

Once upon a time, designers were convinced that they were doing the right thing. They didn’t question outcomes because they thought their motives were sound. Recently the conversation has shifted to become much more focused on user safety, trust and ethics. While this is progress, it has led people to feel they work in an […]

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Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

BY Petra Wille on November 22, 2018

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list. I’ve been part of the curation team for the first two MTP Engage conferences […]

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Why is it so Hard to Lean Test?

BY Rosemary King on November 21, 2018

The Mind the Product Training curriculum is written in collaboration with dozens of expert product managers from countries and companies around the world. One the most consistent and frequent lessons that we teach in different workshops is “test early, test often”, also known as lean methodologies. Two years ago, when I started as Director of Training […]

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Great Leaders Know When to Unlearn the Past

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 20, 2018

Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future.Barry O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of ExecCap and Co-Author of Lean Enterprise This month’s Mind the Product Leadership meetup in London was treated to a talk by business advisor and entrepreneur Barry O’Reilly. Here’s […]

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The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn't our Users be? by Mirja Bester

BY Petra Wille on November 19, 2018

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the […]

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Driving Growth vs Building Core Value by Roan Lavery

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 16, 2018

Summary: Product managers always find themselves trying to make disparate groups of people happy. FreeAgent has created a three-step framework to help manage this process across organisations. It starts by defining the core value of a product, in a way that everybody can understand, and then maps user journeys, at varying points of the user’s […]

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Give Public Speaking a try and get Ready for a Bigger Stage

BY Petra Wille on November 15, 2018

We all love to attend product conferences and events like ProductTank. It’s where we learn, where we meet our tribe, and where we exchange experiences. But, as co-organiser for MTP Engage Hamburg (and I’m sure every other organiser of such events will agree), it’s hard to find speakers. It’s not hard to find people with […]

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Why Simply "Allowing" Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

BY Alexandre Gabadou on November 13, 2018

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. If self-organization and continuous improvement aren’t already tricky enough in a team of 10 individuals, they represent a daunting challenge when teams grow to the hundreds (not mentioning companies of thousands of people). Scaling agile practices[1] in […]

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Lost in Translation - how do you Localize Your Product for International Growth?

BY Jesse Walker on November 12, 2018

Have you ever opened up an exciting new app, but instead of being asked to “Sign up” you saw “რეგისტრაცია”? Maybe you’ve received a confirmation email saying “Th□nks you for you reg□ster. Conf□rm□ng here ple□se”? Or perhaps you attempted to enter your name into a text field, only to be told it contained invalid characters? […]

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