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The 3 stages of product development at a high growth tech company by Cameron Adams

BY Jon Horvath on May 14, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, Cameron Adams, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva shares the strategic tools needed to understand and manage products through the various phases of an organisation’s growth. Watch the talk in full or read on for the overview. Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon […] Read more »

Managing Expectations — Product Management at Startups

BY Ken Preedom on April 12, 2021

One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations. Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. […] Read more »

An Explorer's Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

BY Chris Massey on January 25, 2021

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution. Ultimately, it boils down to developing a pragmatic model for managing risks and investments, and […] Read more »

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

BY Shaw Li on December 22, 2020

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” and “crazy” have definitely been thrown around. But “crazy” is a label we use when we don’t understand. What makes working with founders challenging and different from other executives? What do founders do? Founders at early stage startups […] Read more »

Enhancing Product Thinking with 5 Slides (and Practice), by Fanni Fejes

BY Chris Massey on December 14, 2020

Fanni Fejes shares a powerful coaching tool that is used at Founders Factory to help entrepreneurs develop a strong product mindset. They realised early that product management doesn’t scale, but that successful startups hinged on the founders developing a strong product mindset. To move from that problem statement to the desired outcome, they decided to help […] Read more »

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

BY Swati Sharma on December 7, 2020

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy. Roadblocks like increasing competition, time constraints, market saturation, changing trends, evolving technologies, and limited funds make the destination look farther away. Meanwhile, the mounting pressure of being out-competed keeps pulling you […] Read more »

How To Manage Product Tension and Lean Into It Effectively

BY Marc Abraham on October 24, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves. Each of these factors in their own right creates tension and in my new book, I outline how we can make the most of these […] Read more »

How to Price Your Product in a Startup

BY Fanni Fejes on May 22, 2020

I’m sure you’ve heard about strategic or value-based pricing, where price is determined according to the value it creates for the customer. It sounds great, we all want to avoid overpricing or underpricing our product and any subsequent revenue loss, but how do we do it? I’m a product coach at Founders Factory. We’ve found […] Read more »

Beats, Bootstrapping and Life - Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 20, 2019

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.  He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more. […] Read more »

What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

BY Ravi Sinha on November 19, 2019

Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth. If they could, organisations would choose always […] Read more »