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Five Habits of Highly-Effective Product Teams

BY Tanya Koshy on September 16, 2019

How do you develop an understanding of what will set a product up for success throughout your organization? This blog looks at what actions product managers can take to ensure their teams are investing their time wisely. “If you build it, they will come” is not an effective philosophy in product development, but time and […]

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The Meaning of MVP - Correcting Common Misconceptions

BY Phil Tarnowski on September 12, 2019

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that […]

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A Product Manager's Guide to Saying No

BY Holly Donohue on September 9, 2019

As a product manager you have to say no to stakeholders, a lot. Find out how to master the art of saying no with empathy, so you can maintain positive relationships and stop all those zombie ideas from haunting you. On a field trip, you speak to John, a user. John is super-engaged with your product […]

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Personal Growth - the Essence of Your Product Career by Kristina Walcker-Mayer

BY Kristina Walcker-Mayer on September 6, 2019

In this talk from #MTP Engage Hamburg, I look at how you can embrace and accept your strengths and weaknesses and at what kind of people should you partner up with to create true value and drive success for your customers, your company, and yourself. Product careers are very complex because they require a very […]

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Data-Driven Blunders and how to Avoid Them

BY Jorge Rodriguez-Ramos on September 5, 2019

“We are a data-driven company”. You’ll travel far and wide before you find a tech startup that doesn’t pride itself on this claim. It’s become a tech staple – alongside free beer on Fridays, table football, and all the fruit you could dream of. And, while the logic behind a data-driven approach is undeniable, too often […]

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How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

BY Aaron Kechley on September 2, 2019

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager, should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why. Henry Ford is famously quoted as eschewing market feedback by saying that if he’d listened to his customers, they’d have asked for faster horses.  Interestingly, I learned […]

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How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

BY Kate Hopkins on August 29, 2019

What’s a partial product manager?  We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job.  It can happen really easily, because great product management encompasses a great deal and is constantly evolving. I’ve categorized some […]

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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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