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The Invisible Leader: Facilitation Secrets - Elena Astilleros on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 3, 2020

One of the critical skills never mentioned in the job description is being a great meeting facilitator. We’ve all been thrust into the situation of trying to wrangle a room full of people into working together to create a strategy, generate a plan, or get past a roadblock. Elena Astilleros has been there, too – […]

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World Product Day Special - 10 Years of ProductTank, Arne Kittler & Selena Hadzibabic on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 27, 2020

The story of the first ProductTank – held in the back room of a London pub, arranged by Martin Eriksson, attended by a handful of people – has been told many times. And so, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, we wanted to hear from someone else who was there, in the room, when it all […]

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Making Decisions That Scale - Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 20, 2020

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided. Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on […]

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Troubleshooting Agile - Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 13, 2020

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful. What that viewpoint misses is that we build understanding, alignment, and purpose – and that our best tool is conversations. […]

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90% of Everything is Crap - Adrian Howard on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 6, 2020

At ProductCamp Southwest UK earlier this year, Adrian Howard ran a session that focused on something he termed ‘Sturgeon’s biases‘ – where he talked about how the experience of being in a community was not evenly distributed, about the fact that like-minded people tend to group together, and that 90% of everything is crap. We […]

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Building Communities That Work - Emily Webber on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 29, 2020

It can be tough, even at the best of times, to remain engaged at work – to find a community of people to share with and learn from. Emily Webber’s seen this in action and has started (and nurtured) successful communities both at work and at home. She joined us to continue where her 2018 […]

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Remote Discovery - Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 22, 2020

We’ve heard it again and again – these are odd times; we’re not working remotely, we’re working during a crisis; this is not the new normal. You’re not working the same way, and your customers have different needs than they did a month ago. We turned to Teresa Torres – our first repeat guest! – […]

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Remote Working For Product Organisations - Amir Salihefendić on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 15, 2020

For obvious reasons, most of us are currently working from home, along with teams that are also all remote. Even if you’ve worked from home before, even if you’ve done it under tough conditions, this is different. Amir Salihefendić should know. As the founder and CEO of Doist (makers of Todoist and Twist), his company […]

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Conversations, Conflict and Leadership - Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 8, 2020

Throughout their careers, whatever question either Lily or Randy has had, Roman Pichler’s probably had some great advice on the topic! A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Quote of the Episode A […]

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Building Products in AsiaPac - Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 31, 2020

When you want to learn about the state of product management across Asia, there are two people who come to mind: Adrienne Tan (CEO and co-founder of Brianmates in Sydney) and Colin Pal (Chief Product Officer, Caterspot in Kuala Lumpur). With more than 25 years of experience between them, they’ve been there since the beginning, […]

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