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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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World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

BY Mateo Fernández on May 27, 2019

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves. Neville took us through how he used new mental structures to change the status quo of the company and looked at how you can rethink an organization […]

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Designing for Public Needs in Participatory Ways by Bernise Ang

BY Emily Tate on May 24, 2019

Bernise Ang, Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, spends her days looking across many disciplines in an attempt to tackle social challenges in an urban context. In this talk from #mtpcon Singapore, Bernise shared some stories from her work in social services to illustrate how product and design thinking can help to uncover opportunities, and the […]

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Setting up Your Product Team for Success by Gareth Owen

BY Annie Witcombe on May 23, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Gareth Owen offers motivational and supplementary advice to product teams navigating workplace challenges. Gareth led product teams at the BBC, CNN, and the Telegraph and has lots to say about the obstacles and frustrations that product can face in businesses. From start-up to large-scale, product teams own the end-to-end experiences of […]

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How to Innovate - Ryan Jacoby on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 22, 2019

Ryan Jacoby is an expert on innovation, but not, perhaps, on optimising book titles for SEO – his book, Making Progress, is a guide on how to ensure that your team is open to and successful at innovation. Ryan has been working in the field since his undergraduate days, when he became the first person […]

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4 Keys to Empowering Your Product Team

BY Jessica Hall on May 21, 2019

Empowerment. It’s a word that business leaders often use to fire up their teams. But in all likelihood it causes those teams to groan, and not just because it’s a management buzzword. So why does something that is supposed to be good go wrong? It goes something like this: The organization is growing and the […]

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