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Why Simply "Allowing" Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

BY Alexandre Gabadou on November 13, 2018

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. If self-organization and continuous improvement aren’t already tricky enough in a team of 10 individuals, they represent a daunting challenge when teams grow to the hundreds (not mentioning companies of thousands of people). Scaling agile practices[1] in […]

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Take Care of the Misfit Toys: Managing End of Life Products

BY Alessandro Festa on October 31, 2018

So you’ve read all those books and articles on how to become a product manager, about how tough it is, but also how rewarding it is. Now finally you’ve become one. I remember when I moved from being a sales engineer to product manager.  I had a picture of myself in my new role. I […]

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What Product Teams say and What They Really Mean — 10 Tips for Diagnosing Team Issues

BY Rob Boyett on October 4, 2018

Team issues can have a negative impact on a project and your people long term. There are a bunch of ways they might manifest themselves – and I’ve written them down as I’ve heard them over a decade of building digital products in cross-functional teams. I’m not touching on the upfront issues like bad sales […]

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Product Discovery vs Daily Business by Natalie Moschner and Giorgia Gabrielli

BY Giorgia Gabrielli on October 2, 2018

In this talk to the MTP Engage Hamburg audience my colleague Natalie Moschner and I share some of our experiences and learnings from implementing product discovery in daily work routines, and we look at how we integrated product discovery in a firm with over 400 employees like AutoScout24. Product Discovery Basics Firstly, you should keep […]

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The Hierarchy of Engagement by Sarah Tavel

BY Emily Tate on September 28, 2018

How do you maximize your chances of building an enduring, consumer product? This is the big question for consumer companies, and in her #mtpcon San Francisco talk, Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark, says it comes down to understanding how to maximize engagement. Tavel’s Hierarchy of Engagement Throughout her career, Sarah has spent a lot […]

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Plan Your Build, Don’t Build Your Plan: Get the Most From Your Retrospective

BY Florian Brondel on September 27, 2018

It was a Friday afternoon and I was feeling nervous. I was about to meet our biggest customer, an established enterprise owning some of the world’s most valuable brands. As our product helped companies, well, build their brand, it was a big deal. The meeting was planned to take only 25 minutes, so we got straight to […]

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Launching a Multi-Sided Marketplace? Why Design Sprints are Essential

BY Mike Edmonds on September 21, 2018

More and more enterprise businesses have embraced multi-sided marketplaces to extend existing business models and explore new territories for growth. For example, in 2009, Walmart launched its own Marketplace to connect third-party merchants with Walmart customers partly to catch up with Amazon’s already established third-party marketplace. General Motors launched Maven, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects owners […]

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Who is “the Customer?” by Luke Taylor

BY Jayson Robinson on September 17, 2018

TL;DR: Land and expand is a great tactic, but there are pitfalls, explains Luke Taylor, formerly Head of Product Management at Huddle. You have more than one customer and both are equally important for different reasons. Don’t hate the central decision maker – they can be your best friend, or destroy your chance of success. […]

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When Innovation Programs Fail by Brant Cooper

BY Emily Tate on September 14, 2018

When Brant Cooper typically speaks to innovation practitioners, he usually tells them to “stop innovating”. He says this because they typically fail to define what they mean by the word innovation. At #mtpcon San Francisco, he helped product practitioners to understand what innovation is, why innovation programs fail, and how we can help to change […]

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5 Lessons From Building Marketplaces by Pip Jamieson

BY James Gadsby Peet on September 11, 2018

TL;DR: Pip Jamieson, Founder and CEO of The Dots, takes us through the lessons that have helped her to realise that you have to start by understanding the community in which your marketplace exists. Then you can build something which genuinely adds value to everyone within it. What is The Dots? The Dots helps “no-collar” […]

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