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Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on August 28, 2019

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from Mind the Product co-founder, Martin Eriksson. Martin Eriksson’s […]

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How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

BY Emily Tate on August 27, 2019

A few years ago, I worked with a client in a very hierarchical organization. Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures. My team had been brought in to teach a new way of working, and to show how it’s possible to move quickly. […]

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How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling […]

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Marketplace Thinking - Christopher Nheu on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on August 21, 2019

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from our co-host, Randy Silver. Randy Silver’s Pick Of […]

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Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

BY Jase Clamp on August 20, 2019

A few years ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book on Zappos, a company that has been lauded for its amazing culture. In the book he shares his view on the four pillars for happiness: progress, purpose, control, and connection. Although various people have made lists of this type, this particular list has resonated the most […]

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5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

BY Anna Buldakova on August 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. According to Crunchbase, in 2018 there […]

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Platform Management by Brandon Chu

BY Emily Tate on August 16, 2019

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. In this talk he shares what platforms can mean for our product strategies, and what his team learned as they discovered how to build a platform at Shopify. […]

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Enabling Outcome-Oriented Product Organisations Through OKRs by Sonja Mewes

BY Sonja Mewes on August 16, 2019

While most product people can agree on the attributes of an effective goal, turning them into tangible results is a different story. Goals quickly lose their effectiveness when product teams are not able to link them to the actions of their daily work. However, before you join in the OKR hype, it makes sense to […]

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The Mindset of Empowerment by Laura Scanga

BY Rachel Nurse on August 15, 2019

As a product manager you’re the monkey in the middle. You have multiple stakeholders, all with different and sometimes competing demands, and it’s your job to manage these. A successful product manager will remove themselves as a barrier, and bring people to a shared understanding through a customer mindset. In this ProductTank London talk, new […]

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How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs

BY Andy Wicks on August 13, 2019

Despite up to 96% of all innovation projects failing to make any return on investment and 97% of large businesses believing digital innovation to be critical to their future success, how do organisations find the balance between challenging the status quo and creating innovative products and services time and time again? Generally speaking, organisations have three […]

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