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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this is his personal experience and not a hard and fast rule for everyone, I think some of the reasons he outlines are outdated and no […]

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5 Easy Ways to Improve your Product Development Process

BY Sami Linnanvuo on March 23, 2016

Everyone gets pleasure from ticking tasks off of the todo-list, right? At least, I do. But it’s no longer fun when you feel like you’re drowning in work with too many things to do, or feel like you’re trying to juggle too many balls at once. That’s what kills motivation and creates unhappy employees. But […]

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Product Management Career Resilience

BY Randy Silver on March 22, 2016

The top 3 (work-related) things that make me feel jealous: Friends talking about the cloud/remote/open-source tools that they use Co-located teams Launching new features in 2 – 3 months rather than 2 – 3 quarters… or years That’s because I’m a Product Manager at an enterprise, and things are different here.  Not bad – there […]

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How to Counter Experience Bias as a Product Manager

BY Saurabh Gupta on March 2, 2016

We all have that one senior colleague – whether it’s the experienced number crunching data analyst, or the product manager who just joined from a Fortune 100 tech firm, or our manager – who has a few words of advice for the new feature we are working on. Does their input suddenly change your opinion, or force you to twist […]

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Become a Product Hero in Just One Weekend

BY Martin Eriksson on February 23, 2016

There are two paths to being a product hero – bringing new skills back to your team or sharing your hard earned lessons with the wider product community – so we’re putting together a weekend in London where you can do both! Join us in April to hone your skills with one of our awesome […]

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Transformers: Understanding Product Leadership

BY Timm Richter on February 9, 2016

We are confused and speechless (in the literal sense) when it comes to leadership. Or shall I say management? After all, we generally call ourselves “product managers”, not “product leaders”. Maybe “product directors”? Or “product owners” who need to lead laterally, as they don’t really have the power to call the shots (contrary to those […]

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