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2019 Goals Gone off the Rails? 3 Ways to get Back on Track

BY Kate Leto on February 1, 2019

How are those 2019 goals and resolutions coming along? According to the US News and World Report, 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February – so if you’re like the majority of us, those well-intentioned, heartfelt goals you set a few weeks ago have become faint memories by now. Why? One key reason is simply […]

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Is that Job too Good to be True? How to Check you’re Applying for a Product Management Role

BY Jonathan Forman on January 31, 2019

You don’t have to look very far to find a ton of companies and organisations who are hiring for Product Management roles. If you’re lucky, you might be applying for a new job through a forward-thinking recruitment process where you see the demands of the role first-hand and can make a collective decision with your […]

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Podcast: Marketplace Thinking and Fur Babies with Christopher Nheu

BY The Product Experience on January 30, 2019

Christopher Nheu (Head of Product at Australia-based Mad Paws) came to our attention after speaking at ProductTank Sydney. His presentation, Product Thinking for Marketplace Startups, does an amazing job of documenting the differences between pipes and platforms, the three fundamental forces of marketplaces, and the specific challenges of catering to customers concerned with the well-being of […]

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Why Listening is Crucial to Product - and How to do it Better

BY Lisa Rogoff on January 29, 2019

As a recovering product manager turned executive coach, I’ve found that there’s actually quite a bit of overlap between building and launching successful products and supporting individuals in gaining self-awareness and building leadership skills. In both worlds, it’s critical to understand the system, have a solid strategy, be able to provide ongoing support, and measure […]

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What's the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?

BY Peter Krmpotic on January 28, 2019

Most product managers are driven to achieve excellence in their craft. Many, however, get stuck in what I call “product consultant” mode and cannot break out of it. Many product managers never get to launch a product, let alone own one. They go from planning one product to the next, foregoing the opportunity to establish fundamental […]

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Product Management - the Mahi Way

BY Lokesh Kannaiyan on January 25, 2019

Learning about product management is not just restricted to the business ecosystem. The sporting world is one of the key platforms where you can gain valuable product management insights and see product leadership dynamics in action. Rather than look at product managers CPOs or CEOs, it’s worth looking to sports leaders for inspiration and a […]

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What Does a Successful MVP Look Like?

BY Andy Bell on January 24, 2019

MVP is a phrase that startup people love to throw around. It’s an acronym that can be used as a weapon. Everyone believes their vision is really the Minimum Viable Product. You can use the phrase to batter your colleagues’ ideas. You can simply declare “it’s not really minimum” if you want to do something less […]

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Product Trends to Watch in 2019

BY Rosemary King on January 22, 2019

As 2019 gets underway, I’ve been enjoying taking stock of what we saw at Mind the Product Training over 2018. As a product manager I’m always looking for signals and patterns, and evaluating what early trends could mean for my products, and now for product practice. Noticing early indications of patterns of behavior can help […]

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5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

BY Drew Falkman on January 21, 2019

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management. While the product manager is not the manager of the team per se, […]

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Uncovering the Truth by Janice Fraser

BY James Gadsby Peet on January 18, 2019

Most big companies have one thing in common with America, that they’ve been dominant for a very long time but are now struggling. They’re seeing the same challenges about how to change so they can be resilient and grow in the world as it is now. It’s a situation that forces us to reflect on […]

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