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Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

BY Emily Tate on September 13, 2019

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves. At #mtpcon San Francisco, Steve Portigal, Principal at Portigal Consulting, tells us how to […]

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Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

BY Valerie Gee on September 6, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Products have become much more complex over the last 20 years and an increasingly competitive […]

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Personal Growth - the Essence of Your Product Career by Kristina Walcker-Mayer

BY Kristina Walcker-Mayer on September 6, 2019

In this talk from #MTP Engage Hamburg, I look at how you can embrace and accept your strengths and weaknesses and at what kind of people should you partner up with to create true value and drive success for your customers, your company, and yourself. Product careers are very complex because they require a very […]

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Socially Preferable by Nathan Kinch

BY Nikki Gupta on September 3, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Nathan Kinch, CEO at Greater Than X, examines the issues of ethics, privacy, and trust. He looks at how product managers can kick-start their ethics journey and ship products that make life better for everyone. The Edelman Trust Barometer is a resource that measures levels of trust in different contexts. It […]

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You Don't Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

BY Emily Tate on August 30, 2019

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to […]

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The Next Era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild

BY Arne Kittler on August 30, 2019

Every year, for MTP Engage Hamburg, we invite speakers from outside the mainstream product scene and ask them to contribute an additional perspective to stimulate discussion among our audience. This year we were very pleased to welcome Marie Louise Gørvild, Director of Techfestival Copenhagen, to present her view on the profound influence of product managers […]

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How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling […]

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How to Pick the Right Tools for your Experiments by Thomas Leitermann

BY Thomas Leitermann on August 23, 2019

Ready to get started with your experiment? Only need to find the right tool now? But which one to choose? It feels like being in a jungle with tools upon tools – how to navigate this situation? In this talk from MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share learnings and examples from some of the numerous […]

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They're Just Fancy Averages by Ben Fields

BY George Fletcher on August 22, 2019

In this ProductTank London talk, Ben Fields, formerly Lead Data Scientist at FutureLearn, looks at getting the most from the relationship between product managers and data people, working out people’s background understanding, the benefits of leading with a story, and how best to spread knowledge. There are three key aspects of how data science can […]

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Platform Management by Brandon Chu

BY Emily Tate on August 16, 2019

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. In this talk he shares what platforms can mean for our product strategies, and what his team learned as they discovered how to build a platform at Shopify. […]

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