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What's in the DNA of Product People?

BY Jase Clamp on June 6, 2019

I think there’s nothing better than talking to product people – they are my kind of people. The reason I say this is because product people put their hands up to serve right in the center of organisations where the competing pressures of business, technology, and the customer intersect. That is why I’ve thoroughly enjoyed […]

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Killing Zombies - Lisa Long on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 5, 2019

Ash Williams (Evil Dead); Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock (Zombieland); Shaun (Shaun of the Dead); Alice (Resident Evil); Lisa Long (ProductTank).  All have killed zombies, and entertained us as they did so…  but only Lisa did so on stage at London’s ProductTank, giving us practical advice on how to kill off zombie features and […]

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Three Simple Ways to Make Product Prioritisation Easier

BY Jonathan Waddingham on June 4, 2019

The great thing about technology is that anything is possible. But when anything is possible, how do you decide what to do? And, arguably more importantly, how do you decide what not to do? Every one of my clients struggles with this paradox of choice. Whether a small or large charity, Seed, Series A funded, […]

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Data Science and Digital Businesses by Ali Gulez

BY Annie Witcombe on June 4, 2019

Machine learning data products can create significant value for businesses and their customers. For example, data products can enable customers to engage with more relevant content, facilitating and supporting repeat custom to the business. In this ProductTank London talk Ali Gulez discusses the critical intersection of data products and digital businesses, sharing his knowledge of machine […]

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How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on June 3, 2019

A fish swims along, passes another fish and shouts: “How’s the water?” The other fish looks at him and asks: “What the heck is water?” This story illustrates how difficult it is to describe something we navigate every day, that defines what is possible, and in certain cases, enables us to do the impossible. In […]

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The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

BY Emily Tate on May 31, 2019

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions. We predict that making a change in our product will have a […]

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Why Product Demos are so Valuable

BY Heather Parker on May 30, 2019

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders. In Agile software development, so-called sprint demos are a key part of every iteration, but whatever product you’re building, be it an app, a website (or even a physical product), demos can be […]

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What Your Painfully Slow Hiring Process Says About Your Product

BY Alex Hughes on May 29, 2019

A few years back I interviewed for a product role with an event management company. The beginning of the process was typical – I visited their local office for three hours of initial interviews, followed by another three hours of virtual interviews with their San Francisco office. At that point, the fit was a maybe […]

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Discover Everything - Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 29, 2019

In 2017, Teresa Torres gave one of our favourite talks on the Mind the Product stage, introducing the concept of Opportunity Solution Trees.  Simple, powerful, and immediately useful, it’s been a critical part of our toolkits ever since. When we started this podcast, Teresa was one of the people we simply had to talk to […]

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Introducing MINDSET: Helpful Answers to Your Product Questions

BY Rosemary King on May 28, 2019

You’ve got questions, we’ve got training! We’ve recently released some testimonial videos that take a peek into our training. They let you hear from the product managers who teach our curriculum, and give you a good look at what a Mind the Product Training session is like. But most importantly, we’re now launching MINDSET, a […]

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