Barry O'Reilly: Learning to Unlearn

BY Eira Hayward on February 10, 2020

#mtpcon Singapore speaker Barry O’Reilly has made it his business to get business leaders to unlearn what they know, and he’ll be taking to the stage in Singapore next month to explain more about how and why leaders need to unlearn past success to succeed in the future. Barry describes unlearning as “the process of letting […]

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Stop Technical Debt From Slowing Your Product Down By Asa Schachar

BY Andres Phillips on February 8, 2020

What exactly is technical debt? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Asa Schachar, Engineering Manager at Optimizely, explains exactly what technical debt is and how to stop it from slowing down the product development process. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: What is technical […]

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Mastering the art of Prioritizing by Business Value

BY Tina Reynolds on February 7, 2020

As an agile product owner, you’re constantly trying to distinguish your products from the competition. Your secret weapon is your ability to prioritize your product backlog by business value, continuously. You’re well aware of this, but we would argue you could prioritize better. As a product owner, what are the first questions you ask yourself […]

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Matt LeMay: A Conversation About Clarity

BY Eira Hayward on February 5, 2020

Matt LeMay tells the story of a meeting he had with author and publisher Mike Shatzkin a long time ago: “I was just out of college, and I was trying to describe what I do. He had a moment of recognition, slammed his hand down on the table, and said, ‘synthesis and articulation, that’s what you […]

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Are you a Builder or an Optimizer?

BY Rosemary King on February 4, 2020

As I’ve moved through various product roles over the last 10 years, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of product people – builders and optimizers. I fall very naturally and easily into one of these types and have found that it can be helpful to think about my own skills and career […]

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Joe Leech: A Scientific Approach to Product

BY Eira Hayward on January 21, 2020

If you work alongside Bristol-based product strategy and UX consultant Joe Leech then chances are you’ll also work alongside his dog Little Dude. The fox terrier travels everywhere with him – to London once a week, wherever it is, where Joe goes, he goes. That said, you’d be lucky to find yourself working alongside Little […]

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Mind the Product Training to Launch Product Coaching Service

BY Rosemary King on January 17, 2020

There was one theme that emerged for me in 2019 which I think will make a big impact on 2020, the product coach. I think the impact will be so big that at Mind the Product Training we’ve been working on an entire platform to support it. For the past three years, Mind the Product […]

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Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

BY Andres Phillips on January 16, 2020

If you speak to five product managers about how they got their jobs, you’re likely to receive five different answers. Transitioning from a functional role such as marketing or engineering to product can seem daunting, especially if your education and experience aren’t specifically tailored to product, but it can be done. Why Is Product Management […]

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How to Train Your Hippo By Ozlem Yuce

BY Andres Phillips on January 15, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ozlem Yuce, Chief Product Officer at Agile at Heart gives us some insight on how we can better deal with the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HiPPO) in our organizations. She explains why the HiPPO can be so damaging and what to do about it as a product person. Her key […]

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Making the Unspoken Spoken

BY Christina Wodtke on January 10, 2020

In this excerpt from her recent book, The Team That Managed Itself, Christina Wodtke looks at how teams can deal with the office housework jobs that no one wants to take on. Within teams, there are the spoken roles, as in designer, marketer, engineer, etc. There’s also a host of additional unspoken roles. There will […]

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