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Great Product Managers Have an Amplifying Effect

BY Andy Budd on July 29, 2016

After all these years designing digital products and services at Clearleft, we’ve finally realised the secret of our success, and it has nothing to do with us. Well, maybe not NOTHING, but our most satisfying client engagements all have one thing in common (as do our least satisfying engagements), and that’s client-side product management. Catalysts, […]

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Becoming an Industry-Agnostic Product Manager

BY Becky Yelland on July 27, 2016

General Skills As a product manager, you are at the epicentre of the wider product team, the glue holding all the pieces together. What I’ve realised in my years of managing product across multiple sectors is that this role does not deviate or change significantly, regardless of industry, whatever product you produce, or for whatever […]

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The Explosion of Pokémon Go: A Product Designer’s Perspective

BY Jenny Wanger on July 22, 2016

The internet and Wall Street are buzzing about the success of Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s first high-profile foray into mobile gaming. Nintendo’s market cap has grown by over $10 billion, as its shares surged 50% since its launch July 7th.  It took five hours from launch to reach the top downloaded spot in the iPhone app store and […]

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Why Writers Should Manage Your Tech Projects

BY Adam Ghahramani on July 21, 2016

  Product managers usually begin their career by doing something else. Interview a dozen candidates to tend to your tech product and you’ll meet former coders, UX designers and marketers. You won’t meet a single writer, and that’s a glaring omission because I think writers make killer product managers. Let me count the ways… Reason […]

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Critical Qualities in a Great Product Manager

BY Lorian Leong on June 22, 2016

So you want to be a product manager?  What do recruiters and senior executive look for in a great Product Manager? In this presentation from ProductTank Oslo, Per Einar Dybvik, partner at Startup Lab Oslo and former CEO of WIMP (now Tidal) shares his perspective in what he looks for in product “super managers”.  From his experiences […]

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Managing Internal Communication for Big Projects

BY Chris Massey on June 17, 2016

Alex Watson (at the time of recording, Head of Product at The Telegraph) takes us behind the scenes of a complex, rapid and responsive re-platforming of one of the UK’s largest news websites (up to 1 million unique users per month!)  What he reveals is that good story-telling is critical, as internal communication is essential when you’re […]

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Overcoming the Product Management and UX Overlap

BY Chris Massey on May 18, 2016

Federico Selmi started his career as designer and now specialises in product management, customer validation and user centric design. Having worked at companies such as Education First, Shopa and Mindshapes, Federico has got a lot of experience with implementing best practices around lean customer development. In this warm and insightful talk from at ProductTank London […]

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Product Owners: How to Get Your Development Team to Love You

BY Daniel Elizalde on April 6, 2016

Ron Lichty was first a product manager at Apple 25 years ago, then managed development of Apple’s Macintosh UI. Since then, he’s mostly focused on the development part of the team. His fifth book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools and Wisdom for Managing Software People and Projects, was published 3 years ago and it turns out Ron has […]

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5 Things To Stop Doing if You Want to Innovate in the Enterprise

BY Brant Cooper on March 31, 2016

The average lifespan of an S&P 500 company has decreased from 67 years (1950s) to about 15 years (today). The market is changing faster than ever, and an organization’s ability to move at the speed of the Internet is the only chance at surviving and thriving. For the enterprise world, the rallying cry is similar […]

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Why Product Management Experience Matters

BY Martin Eriksson on March 30, 2016

David Cancel recently stirred up some controversy by arguing that when it comes to hiring Product Managers (tl;dr) “Experience doesn’t matter. Mindset and hunger do.” While I understand that this is his personal experience and not a hard and fast rule for everyone, I think some of the reasons he outlines are outdated and no […]

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