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So long stakeholder problems

BY Imogen Johnson on March 23, 2021

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs, and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group, share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders. Product practice is relatively new in many regions around the world, […] Read more »

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

BY Pradip Khakhar on October 20, 2020

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research. You have a solid roadmap to execute, and you wonder if maybe the […] Read more »

Product Manager's Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

BY Drew Falkman on September 10, 2020

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our […] Read more »

3 ways the Curse of Knowledge can Sabotage Product People

BY Alex Kemmler on August 20, 2020

The dreaded curse of knowledge! <thunderclap> One of the few psychological phenomena that’s actually as scary as it sounds. If you’ve done any reading on cognitive biases, you’ve probably heard of it. Here’s a common definition: “The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that […] Read more »

How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products - Oluwatobi Otokiti

BY Sarah Oliver on July 10, 2020

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team. Don’t be the aloof CEO of the product, but become a team player and get excited about your product – it will […] Read more »

MTP Prioritised : AMA with Ken Norton

BY Martin Eriksson on May 14, 2020 for Prioritised Members

We were delighted to have Ken Norton join us for our inaugural members-only AMA. Ken is a senior operating partner at GV where he leads investing operations and provides product and engineering support to startups. Prior to joining GV, Ken was a group product manager at Google. In his years as a product manager at Google, […] Read more »

Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management by Emily Tate

BY Jon Horvath on March 6, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Mind the Product’s Chief of Staff, Emily Tate describes how, as product people, we often find ourselves stuck in the middle of difficult negotiations, and while making everyone happy isn’t our goal, mastering stakeholder management is key to building successful products. Key Points: Stakeholders are your process users, they […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

How do you Overcome the Pitfalls of Being a Part-time Product Manager?

BY Jennifer Michelmann on November 5, 2019

It’s time to talk about part-time working. Specifically, how to work well as a part-time product manager, the benefits this arrangement brings to you and your company, and how to tackle the common perception that part-time simply cannot work. The following suggestions are all very personal to me, although I have seen similar patterns with […] Read more »

How do you Make Your Mark as a new Product Manager?

BY Swapna Malekar on October 31, 2019

If you’re new to a product management job then it can often be very hard to get access to all the information you need. But I’ve found that by building relationships, setting the future vision, and having faith in your capabilities as a product manager you can carve out a place for yourself. One of the […] Read more »