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How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

BY Adam Thomas on March 16, 2020

We all know that product is hard, so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly. But a bad strategy creates a state of false hope, and […]

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Look to the Left By Dave Wascha

BY Andres Phillips on February 3, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Dave Wascha, then Chief Product Officer at Moonpig, shares with us some insight on solving customer problems by mapping them out and then looking forward and back in time as they relate to one another. His key points include: Understanding customer problems Looking to the left How far to the […]

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Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

BY Andres Phillips on February 1, 2020

The process of building products can be challenging and needs to be iterated on as much as the product itself. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square, shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. Watch the video for her talk in full. Or read on for an […]

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Global Product Strategy by Mel McVeigh

BY Andres Phillips on January 13, 2020

Mel McVeigh is the Product Director at Condé Nast, one of the largest publishers in the world, responsible for brands such as Vogue, GQ, and The New Yorker. In her ProductTank London talk, Mel takes us through how to create a global product strategy. She focuses on the following key points: Strategy Customer Process People […]

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Product Growth Engine by Dave Martin

BY Andres Phillips on January 10, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Dave Martin, Product Coach at Right To Left, provides us with a way to get over the product adoption curve and build more successful products. His key points include: Product adoption life cycle Product growth chasm The path up the adoption curve Watch the video to see Dave’s talk […]

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Build Better Products by Jeremy Bell

BY Andres Phillips on January 4, 2020

Products are not just a collection of features. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Jeremy Bell, VP of Design at Connected Lab, gives us a three-step guide explaining how we, as product people, can build better products. Watch the video to see Jeremy’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: […]

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Dude Who Stole My Engineering Capacity? By Mihnea Galeteanu and Jane Helman

BY Andres Phillips on December 23, 2019

What do you do if your engineering capacity is reduced by 30% each year? In this ProductTank Toronto talk, two members from the team at Points, Mihnea Galeteanu – Head of Product and Jane Helman – Head of Scrum, explain their coping strategy. While sharing an insightful story of a group of indigenous people in […]

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Making Better Business Decisions by Alan Smith

BY Andres Phillips on December 17, 2019

How well do you know validation? This is the question that Alan Smith, co-founder of Strategyzer, helps to answer in this ProductTank Toronto talk. He shows us: The new way to create a business plan How to use tools and frameworks Watch the video to see Alan’s talk in full. Or read on for an […]

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Managing Problematic Investor Ideas

BY Jason Seiden on December 12, 2019

At a time when so much of today’s B2B ecosystem is built around software products, I believe it has become incumbent on the people responsible for designing, developing, and building these products to take back leadership of how our companies are run, and lead us all back to a culture of responsible growth. Here I’ll […]

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Product Management Across Cultures by Claire Parker

BY Andres Phillips on December 3, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker, Group Product Manager at the Financial Times tells us how the strategy for a global publication partnership can be executed. She takes us through: Problems and pitfalls Learnings and overcomings Watch the video to see Claire’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key […]

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