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When you Look but Don't see: Agile as Performance

BY Rosemary King on July 8, 2019

While I’ve driven all of my adult life in the US, I’ve not had a UK driver’s license for the five or so years I’ve lived here. This year I decided to change all that and enrolled on an intensive driving course so I could knock it out in two weeks. Sadly after a couple […] Read more »

MTP Engage Manchester is Back Next Year - and it Will be all About you

BY Adam Warburton on June 13, 2019

MTP Engage Manchester will be back on the 6th and 7th February 2020 – and better than before. We received lots of positive feedback and suggestions of what we might do differently after this year’s event, and we’ve listened to this feedback to pull together what we hope is a conference that beats expectations. Build, […] Read more »

Introducing MINDSET: Helpful Answers to Your Product Questions

BY Rosemary King on May 28, 2019

You’ve got questions, we’ve got training! We’ve recently released some testimonial videos that take a peek into our training. They let you hear from the product managers who teach our curriculum, and give you a good look at what a Mind the Product Training session is like. But most importantly, we’re now launching MINDSET, a […] Read more »

What can Non-Product People Learn From Product People?

BY Amy Roberts on May 9, 2019

In March last year, my colleague and Mind the Product’s Director of Training, Rosemary King, wrote about how the company departments working alongside a product team could better work together to meet their common goals and to improve working practices. I’ve worked in B2B tech marketing for about eight years, as a product marketer for a […] Read more »

Tell Better Stories - Donna Lichaw on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 1, 2019

Over the course of her career, Donna Lichaw has moved from Design and UX to Product – consulting with teams, giving keynotes and working with leadership groups – but what she’s always focused on is storytelling.  Now an executive coach  – “I just won’t help people build products, I help them build themselves,” she says […] Read more »

How to Write Effective User Personas for a Diverse Audience

BY Stephanie Musat on April 29, 2019

A persona starts off with a classic formula – name, age, demographic, location –  and that formula can work when you have a focused audience with specific needs. But what happens when your product is direct to consumers, and there are an awful lot of them? My career has been focused in media: I’ve worked […] Read more »

How to Foster Healthy Communication When Your Team is Distributed

BY Cassidy Fein on March 12, 2019

Building and sustaining a healthy team culture and communication is a large part of being a successful product manager. Since product managers don’t directly manage other team members (except for other product managers), and your unit of delivery is your team, influence and inspiration are vital for ensuring your team is happy, healthy, and productive. […] Read more »

Product Trends to Watch in 2019

BY Rosemary King on January 22, 2019

As 2019 gets underway, I’ve been enjoying taking stock of what we saw at Mind the Product Training over 2018. As a product manager I’m always looking for signals and patterns, and evaluating what early trends could mean for my products, and now for product practice. Noticing early indications of patterns of behavior can help […] Read more »

Why is it so Hard to Lean Test?

BY Rosemary King on November 21, 2018

The Mind the Product Training curriculum is written in collaboration with dozens of expert product managers from countries and companies around the world. One the most consistent and frequent lessons that we teach in different workshops is “test early, test often”, also known as lean methodologies. Two years ago, when I started as Director of Training […] Read more »

Product Owner vs Product Manager: Worry About Outcomes not Titles

BY Rosemary King on May 17, 2018

Over the past year I’ve worked with hundreds of product managers in dozens of companies, and there’s been one question that has sounded like a persistent drum beat: “What is the difference between the role of a product owner and a product manager?”. When confronted with this question, I used to hesitate, because from company […] Read more »