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Practical Insights and Guidance at #mtpcon London Workshops

BY Imogen Schels on October 17, 2019

Product people descended upon central London this morning for a series of Mind the Product training workshops, kicking off #mtpcon ahead of tomorrow’s conference. More than 400 conference attendees were up bright and early to join one of 14 workshops covering a range of topics from user research and stakeholder management to product roadmapping and […] Read more »

How to Involve the Entire Organization in Your Agile Transformation

BY Ben Newell on October 10, 2019

When product and engineering teams adopt an agile way of working, it’s all-to easy for them to leave other departments in the organization behind. But, there are techniques you can use which help to make your agile transformation more acceptable for everyone else in the business. Agile transformation, undoubtedly two words that strike fear into […] Read more »

A product manager's guide to saying no

BY Holly Donohue on September 9, 2019

Discover how to prevent long-forgotten ideas from hurting your credibility and damaging relationships with those involved by mastering the art of saying no. […] Read more »

How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

BY Emily Tate on August 27, 2019

A few years ago, I worked with a client in a very hierarchical organization. Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures. My team had been brought in to teach a new way of working, and to show how it’s possible to move quickly. […] Read more »

The Mindset of Empowerment by Laura Scanga

BY Rachel Nurse on August 15, 2019

As a product manager you’re the monkey in the middle. You have multiple stakeholders, all with different and sometimes competing demands, and it’s your job to manage these. A successful product manager will remove themselves as a barrier, and bring people to a shared understanding through a customer mindset. In this ProductTank London talk, new […] Read more »

Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

BY Philipp Krehl on July 11, 2019

What’s the fundamental difference between product discovery and delivery or execution? The degree of uncertainty. The degree of uncertainty should determine whether you need to run product discovery or whether you can begin to deliver a solution to your customer. Why is it Important to Know the Degree of Uncertainty Upfront? Let’s walk through three hypothetical […] Read more »

Sink or Swim: What can we Learn from the Vasa?

BY Simon Elliston Ball on June 28, 2019

One of the advantages of having customers to visit everywhere is that you get to see a lot of places. Recently I was lucky enough to get stuck in Stockholm after a meeting, and got the chance to visit the excellent Vasa museum. So what? What does the well preserved wreck of a 16th century […] Read more »

Why Product Demos are so Valuable

BY Heather Parker on May 30, 2019

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders. In Agile software development, so-called sprint demos are a key part of every iteration, but whatever product you’re building, be it an app, a website (or even a physical product), demos can be […] Read more »

Setting up Your Product Team for Success by Gareth Owen

BY Annie Witcombe on May 23, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Gareth Owen offers motivational and supplementary advice to product teams navigating workplace challenges. Gareth led product teams at the BBC, CNN, and the Telegraph and has lots to say about the obstacles and frustrations that product can face in businesses. From start-up to large-scale, product teams own the end-to-end experiences of […] Read more »

Popular Misconceptions of the Product Craft by Sherif Mansour

BY Martin Eriksson on April 26, 2019

In this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product Singapore 2019, Sherif Mansour, Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian, shares some common misconceptions about the product management craft, how we need to think differently about those issues, and what we should be doing instead. 1. Product Managers Make all the Decisions As product managers it […] Read more »