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Product Research Rules: Free chapter

BY C. Todd Lombardo on June 15, 2021

As product people, we know we’re not the customer. We also know the importance of doing product research to get to know our real customers, to figure out their problems, and how they react to the solutions we might provide. In our book, Product Research Rules, we explain how your entire team can conduct effective […] Read more »

Understanding the next 100m users in India by Akhil Jayaprakash

BY Andres Phillips on June 7, 2021

In this ProductTank Pune talk, Akhil Jayaprakash, senior product manager at Amazon, gives us a breakdown of what product managers need to know about the next 100m users in India, including their user personas, the challenges they face, and a sector already solving those problems. […] Read more »

Process as Product: What product ops can learn from user research

BY Marielle Velander on April 20, 2021

What do a necklace, a bowl of salad, and a compass have in common? They are all metaphors that product managers at Dashlane use to describe their role. The insight they revealed, among others, helped me shape what Dashlane’s first-ever product operations role should look like. Product operations is a relatively new concept for most companies […] Read more »

Why every product and UX leader needs to be a storyteller

BY Jessica Hall on April 13, 2021

What are the priorities for the next few months? It’s the question I asked every time I went to help an organization struggling to release a new product or get customers to adopt their current ones. Sometimes people answered by saying they needed to ship things by a certain date, sometimes they gave me some […] Read more »

Performing Effective User Research: Advice From C Todd Lombardo

BY Louron Pratt on March 10, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this interactive AMA session for Prioritised members, C Todd Lombardo, author and VP of Product at Machine Metrics, discusses how performing effective user research can minimise the impact of bad product decisions. Watch the recording in its entirety or read on for the highlights, including: Why we make bad product decisions Doing the right product […] Read more »

Conducting User Interviews: A Practical Guide

BY Eira Hayward on March 5, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Hopefully, we all understand how important it is to talk to customers. As Marty Cagan observed in an interview last year, they’re one of the main sources of insights about a product, helping us to understand the issues with our products and why users do or don’t use them. But what if you’ve never conducted a […] Read more »

Communicating Research with Pace Layer Mapping by Adrian Howard

BY Helene Sanchez on February 26, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Product Coach Adrian Howard introduces Pace Layer Mapping, a practice to help product teams communicate and align around user research, sharing the messy story of how the practice evolved. Watch the 20-minute session in full, or read on for the overview. A Messy Journey Begins Adrian Howard’s vocation […] Read more »

Beware the Tyranny of Customer Feedback

BY Adam Thomas on September 3, 2020

The customer is always right – right? This adage – one that many of us grew up with – is a guiding principle of product development. If we can just listen to the customer – if we just give them what we want, our path to product success can’t be too far off. Isn’t that […] Read more »

Here Be Dragons - Product and Discovery, by Randy Silver

BY Andres Phillips on August 7, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Randy Silver (a freelance product consultant) takes us on a journey of discovery, with dragons, giants and better decisions. He explains to us the true meaning of product and discovery, while showing us how to use discovery more effectively to help in our jobs as product people. His key […] Read more »

Qualitative Intelligence by Mitchell Gillespie

BY Andres Phillips on July 6, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Mitchell Gillespie (Director of Product Management at Wave HQ) shares some thoughts on what he calls “qualitative intelligence”. As product managers are constantly striving to understand why their customers and stakeholders behave in certain ways, they are often in dire need of high-impact qualitative understanding. Doing this will isn’t just […] Read more »