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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 »

How to Make Product Decisions With Transparency and Trust

BY Ellen Gottesdiener on October 24, 2019

Product managers can make better decisions if they’ve built transparency and trust with their team. How these decisions are made is also important, and it requires a clear and collaborative process. Here’s a straightforward framework for collaborative decision making that is founded in transparency and trust. Product Decisions Product decisions are either tactical or strategic. Read more »

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 »

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