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The Only Product Metric that Matters by Josh Elman

BY Martin Eriksson on August 18, 2017

As product managers we spend a lot of our time thinking about product metrics, and all companies, from startups to corporates, spend a lot of time figuring out whether their metrics are good enough. Are the metrics good enough to raise money, or good enough to keep working on a feature or product, or good […]

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20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

BY Martin Eriksson on August 11, 2017

Dave Wascha started as a product manager 20 years ago working on Internet Explorer 4.0. Since then he’s had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into twelve key […]

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Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

BY Martin Eriksson on July 28, 2017

Like most of us, when Melissa Perri started as a product manager she started with giant requirements documents, dutifully recording every little detail from stakeholders and turning them into shiny docs for the developers. Then she discovered Agile and churned out features even faster. But eventually she realised that she had been building features for […]

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The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

BY Martin Eriksson on July 21, 2017

Nate Walkingshaw is the Chief Experience Officer for Pluralsight, where he is responsible for Product, User Experience, Engineering, and Content, and the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams. But he started his career as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at $7.14 an hour, and in this […]

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Building Products AI-First by Aparna Chennapragada

BY Martin Eriksson on July 14, 2017

Over the last 5-10 years our computer’s ability to understand our voice commands and pictures have made dramatic leaps forward – from barely being able to understand simple commands (or different accents) to comprehending complex commands or questions, the way we interact with computers is changing dramatically. And it’s all down to machine learning. Machine […]

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The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

BY Dan Olsen on July 13, 2017

Why Products Fail One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market […]

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Perry Timms - Let it go

BY James Gadsby Peet on July 6, 2017

Letting go is key to innovation and change. Perry Timms shares powerful stories of innovating enterprises that will leave you enthusiastically letting go of what’s blocking your route to innovation. Work can be Brilliant Perry believes that by breaking traditions we can create a happier, more productive workforce. Doing this through an ongoing, iterative process […]

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Memento Product Mori: Of Ethics in Digital Product Design

BY Arne Kittler on July 6, 2017

In this beautifully narrated presentation from MTP Engage, Sebastian Deterding, research fellow at the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York, challenges us to consider the moral dimensions of our work as product people: Why do many of us engage in building platforms that aim capture the users time (and money) in rather unhealthy […]

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#mtpcon SF 2017 : Product is People

BY Martin Eriksson on June 21, 2017

Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 gathered 1,500 passionate product people from 20 countries and 36 states across the US to the stunning Davies Symphony Hall for another amazing day of learning and sharing. From my opening remarks through most of the talks, one theme emerged – product management has almost nothing to do with […]

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Laura Klein - Introducing the User Map

BY Chris Massey on June 16, 2017

User research expert Laura Klein introduces ProductTank San Francisco to her User Map tool. In this talk you’ll learn the most important questions you need to answer about your customers. User Research Tools: The Problem With Personas Who is your product for? You should know who is buying (or not buying) and using your product. If […]

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