How to Win Your Colleagues Over and Get Their Buy-in

BY Holly Donohue on February 20, 2018

Let’s assume you have a great idea that requires some of your colleagues to take action to move it forward.  You introduce it and they agree that it sounds good.  A couple of weeks later, you ask how things are progressing and they haven’t had time to start yet.  A few more weeks pass… still […]

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From the Passenger Seat - An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

BY Sumit Arora on November 29, 2017

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience […]

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How to Gain Alignment From Your Team on the Product Roadmap

BY C. Todd Lombardo on November 22, 2017

When No-one Agrees With Your Roadmap When I arrived at Workbar, a growing co-working space headquartered in Boston, I had to wrap my arms around what the product was, how they did releases, and who decided what was going to be in the next sprint. Turns out that it was a bit of a mess, […]

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A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or PM) Or […]

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Courtney Wylie - Building Your Business Model When Your Customer is not Your User

BY Jayson Robinson on November 2, 2017

What do you do when your customer is not your user ? Courtney Wylie, VP Product and Marketing at MentionMe, talks to ProductTank London about how to deliver value for all parties by building a business model which aligns with the interest of your users. Don’t Keep a Special Swimlane for Client Requests You have […]

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How to Gain Agency - or Outrun a Bear

BY Rik Higham on October 2, 2017

When I lived in British Columbia, Canada, I used to go running in the forests behind our house. My housemate (appalled at the idea) insisted that I run with his dog to keep the grizzly bears away. At the end of one run I was chatting with a neighbour, a retired Canadian mountain guide with […]

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How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

BY Martin Eriksson on September 1, 2017

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong opinions and unconscious biases. Many people in your organisation have more power than you, yet they are wrong just as often. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product San […]

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