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An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

BY Rik Higham on October 15, 2019

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation. I fall through the cracks between an extrovert […]

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Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

BY Vikash Koushik Sreenivasan on October 11, 2019

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned. So where do you start? How do you position your product? Step […]

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How to Involve the Entire Organization in Your Agile Transformation

BY Ben Newell on October 10, 2019

When product and engineering teams adopt an agile way of working, it’s all-to easy for them to leave other departments in the organization behind. But, there are techniques you can use which help to make your agile transformation more acceptable for everyone else in the business. Agile transformation, undoubtedly two words that strike fear into […]

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Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

BY Valerie Gee on October 4, 2019

In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer. She points out that product managers typically advocate for their own […]

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Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

BY Janna Bastow on October 1, 2019

I recently raised something on Twitter that I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Mind the Product and elsewhere – the timeline roadmap simply has to go. The topic led to a long thread of questions which I’ve decided to answer here. My Tweet was inspired when checking out Ecosia, a new […]

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Making the Transition Between Corporate and Startup

BY Becky Yelland on September 24, 2019

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? And, if we do, is it then hard to make the transition from one type of business to the other? Do our […]

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Priming and the Science behind Onboarding

BY Shashank Ganesh on September 23, 2019

Priming is a powerful psychological tool in influencing consumer decisions and something product managers can use, to great effect, when onboarding new users. In this article, discover how and see examples of effective priming in play. What is it that makes us think about the SKY when we see the word BLUE? Why is it […]

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How do you Become a Product Manager?

BY Liam Smith on September 19, 2019

I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to condense my thoughts into an article. So, […]

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Product-Led Growth - Ashley Smith on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 18, 2019

Presently a partner at expansion stage venture capital firm OpenView, Ashley Smith has a long career of helping early-stage startups scale into successful organisations. In this episode, Ashley talks to our hosts about product-led growth, and how everyone can and should do it. Quote of the Episode It really comes down to: listen to your […]

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Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

BY Matt LeMay on September 17, 2019

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? Of course, keeping tactical work aligned […]

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