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Janice Fraser: Knitting at the Edge of new

BY Eira Hayward on January 7, 2020

Not many product people can claim to have coached staff at the White House. “It’s my most proud achievement,” says Silicon Valley veteran Janice Fraser, “It was such an honour to be invited to support our public service… it was a peak life experience for me. For four years, every six months during Obama’s second […]

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Ground Rules for Applying AI to Product Management

BY Patrick Tsao on January 6, 2020

The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has led to lots of jargon, so that this very powerful technique has become more difficult to understand. The tips below have all helped me, so I hope this article will help product managers to cut through the noise and better understand how AI can fit […]

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Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

BY Andres Phillips on January 2, 2020

In her ProductTank London talk, Asha Haji, COO at Founders Academy explains how and why to treat your product management career like a video game. She teaches us how to level up in the product world by following these steps: Learn who you are Learn the moves Win boss battles Upgrade your gear Explore the world […]

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Useful Web Accessibility Checks and Tools

BY Imogen Johnson on January 1, 2020

You will find a wide range of free, accessibility tools online. These include everything from colour contrast checkers and readability tools to open-source screen readers. For example, you can make some quick checks using the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool (input a URL and the tool will immediately highlight errors) while the Gunning Fog Index can be […]

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Crazy Busy Product People - Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on January 1, 2020

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Randy’s Pick ‘Tis the season to make a list of resolutions for […]

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How To Rock Your Workshops - Jonathan Courtney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 18, 2019

Taking a break from the always entertaining/sometimes informative podcast Jake & Jonathan (formerly known as The Product Breakfast club, which he co-hosts with Jake Knapp), AJ&Smart CEO Jonathan Courtney joined us to chat about Design Sprints, workshops, and how to get groups of people collaborating. Quote of the Episode One of the best things about […]

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The Importance of Being Clear by Lindsey Jayne

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 13, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Lindsey Jayne, former VP Product at Monzo, discusses the importance of writing clearly in order to make better decisions and diversify thinking. Key points There is too much noise in our working lives – we are bombarded by words and thoughts which are difficult to understand By being clearer in […]

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From Dogs to Decision Making: 5 Minutes With 3 Product People

BY Imogen Johnson on December 11, 2019

During five minutes with three product people, how much can you learn? Quite a lot as it turns out! Find out here as we chat to product pros Lucy Spence, Shaun Russell, and Joe Leech. Lucy Spence has a career in product that’s something to envy. She’s worked for some great brands including, Amazon, LoveFilm, […]

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Don't Call it Improv - David Farkas on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 27, 2019

If you’ve got a background in waterfall processes, it can seem as if agile techniques are just about making it up as you go along. (MTP’s own James Mayes once commented that waterfall, on the other hand, “is making it up before you even begin”.) What happens if we embrace this, and bring improv techniques […]

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Don't Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

BY Emily Campbell on November 14, 2019

I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned. The mindset and methods responsible for Motown’s huge success in its heyday are just […]

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