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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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Behavioural Design - What, Why and How

BY Chris Massey on February 8, 2016

Behaviour design is, in a nutshell, a set of techniques and patterns you can use to change the way people behave and make decisions, or “design that draws on behavioural psychology”. In this ProductTank talk, Kat Matfield points out that we’re all almost certainly already using elements of behavioural design, but accidentally and without necessarily knowing […]

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How to Stop Common B2B Dysfunctions in the Product Team

BY Jock Busuttil on February 4, 2016

There are several common dysfunctions plaguing product teams in B2B companies the world over. How can you stop them? Read on for suggestions. […]

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Level Up your Product Management Skills at #mtpcon SF

BY Martin Eriksson on January 19, 2016

Based on your feedback we’re adding an optional pre-conference day full of in-depth product management workshops to help you level up your skills and kick even more ass than before! We’ve lined up five amazing full-day workshops with true experts in the field and we’re keeping them small and focused with a maximum of 24 […]

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6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

BY Simba Sagwete on December 8, 2015

A product manager is simultaneously none of these six things and all of them at the same time. Not all of us get to work in organisations that are set up with specialists in each subject area. Being the generalists we tend to be, working in a smaller organisation is great for allowing us to […]

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Video: The Art of Saying No by Mina Radhakrishnan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 4, 2015

As product managers we practice the art of saying no every day. As much as product is about building and shipping great products, invariably in order to launch some things we have to not launch others. And that’s a big part of the job, but it’s never fun and can take it’s toll. In this […]

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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 2

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 17, 2015

In the first part of this article I looked at some of the ways in which product managers can prevent and mitigate the risks of every PM’s worst nightmare: a failed product launch. Now I’m going to talk about some of the other ways you can use careful planning, hard work and strategic insight to […]

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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 1

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 12, 2015

Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life – a product manager’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. This two-part article covers what you can do to prevent it. […]

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4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

BY Harish Venkatesan on August 10, 2015

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer (Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox) or enterprise (Slack) space, examples abound of companies creating immense value through great design. It’s no wonder that for the first time ever, over half […]

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Video: Rochelle King on Managing Conflict

BY Martin Eriksson on August 7, 2015

We spend a lot of time and effort avoiding conflict but inevitably as product managers and designers we engage in conflict on a regular basis, whether it’s dealing with other teams, giving constructive criticism or simply while engaging divergent points of view. As the leader of user experience at Netflix and now Spotify, Rochelle King […]

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