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Product Owner vs Product Manager

BY Dave West on December 21, 2016

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. And how organizations need to consolidate on one overall decision maker for the product, and that person should be engaged with the delivery teams […]

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Value Poker in the Dragons' Den

BY Allan Kelly on December 20, 2016

Technical and product teams can spend a lot of time estimating the effort involved in a proposed piece of work. But how many of us even bother to write a value on a piece of work? Over time I’ve become fed up with seeing product people managing story backlogs where, at most, they had an effort […]

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Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

BY Martin Eriksson on December 16, 2016

In this thought-provoking closing keynote from #mtpcon Jeff Veen, design partner at True Ventures and former VP of Design at Adobe, shared how important a creative culture is, how it allows you to build better products, and what organizations need to do to craft that creative culture. Veen began by asking the audience to picture […]

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Scope creep or just change?

BY Jessica Hall on December 15, 2016

It starts with “Can you just …?” “What about …” or “Don’t kill me but …?” What comes next is a new idea, feature, or request that hasn’t come up before. This conversation happens all the time and it causes a lot of grumbling about “scope creep”. But if you consider learning and discovery to […]

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From Customer Interview to Business Breakthrough

BY Zack Notes on December 13, 2016

In this talk at Product Tank NYC, I describe how a class project turned into my first major product build. As head of product management at UncommonGoods, I have used the wish list redesign and its success to demonstrate the value of customer feedback, data analysis, and iterative development. It has since served as the […]

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Are You a Naughty Or Nice Product Manager?

BY Chris Massey on December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again – No, I don’t mean financial planning or strategy reviews – I mean it’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve achieved, how we’ve achieved it, and think about whether we’re being the best product person we can be. As the craft of product management evolves, and we learn […]

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My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

BY Faye Benfield on December 7, 2016

In my role as Head of Product at Comic Relief I currently have one overarching goal: to embed Product as a way of working. This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. During a recent coaching session my coach asked me: “How […]

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Building High-Growth Products Using Jobs-To-Be-Done

BY Jay Haynes on November 23, 2016

I have been practicing jobs-to-be-done (aka jobs theory) for over a decade with the world’s leading companies, leading to me being the Founder & CEO of thrv.com. In this talk, I explain how product managers can use jobs theory to launch high-growth products. Turn Theory into Practice To start with, I demonstrate how product managers can transform […]

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Lean experiments: Tristan Kromer on better product process

BY Laure Parsons on November 16, 2016

I spoke to Lean Startup coach Tristan Kromer at Lean Startup Week earlier this month, where he presented a workshop about a “lean experiments toolbox”. Lean Startup Week is a conference for teams and leaders interested in applying a Lean Startup methodology to their product and Tristan helped to organise the Lean Unconference that kicked off […]

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Amsterdam product managers: who we are and how we work

BY Iris van de Kieft and Steven van Rij on November 14, 2016

Since 2012, our friends at Mind The Product have done multiple surveys on the facts and figures of the product community. We at ProductTank Amsterdam have always looked with a lot of interest at these and have wondered for a while how those numbers would compare to a local investigation here in Amsterdam. So here […]

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