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Sense & Respond: The Farm Awakens by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

BY Martin Eriksson on September 22, 2017

In this closing keynote from Mind the Product San Francisco, Josh Seiden and Jeff Gothelf, the authors of Sense & Respond and Lean UX, shared a story about wheat farming as a parable for understanding our customers and how to respond to our their needs and technological change. The story starts with a hypothesis statement. […]

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System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

BY Petra Wille on September 22, 2017

In one of the keynotes of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, Johanna Kollmann reviews established system thinking concepts and applies them to the world of today’s product management. […]

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The Craft of Prototyping by Caitlin Kalinowski

BY Martin Eriksson on September 15, 2017

Prototyping helps you to focus your energy on the right thing at the right time in product development – and therein lies one of the secrets to building great products. Whether you’re building hardware or software, knowing how to leverage the art of prototyping from the first iteration to the last is critical to success. […]

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Thank You for Another Awesome #mtpcon London

BY Martin Eriksson on September 15, 2017

On Friday, September 8, we gathered nearly 1,600 passionate product people from 52 countries around the world to the iconic Barbican Hall for another dazzling #mtpcon. A day full of incredible talks, amazing conversations, an epic afterparty, and more pre-events than ever before! A huge cyan blue thank you to our magnificent speakers, crew, volunteers, […]

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How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

BY Martin Eriksson on September 1, 2017

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong opinions and unconscious biases. Many people in your organisation have more power than you, yet they are wrong just as often. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product San […]

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Pivot Isn’t a 4-Letter Word - Sunil Parekh

BY Tremis Skeete on August 31, 2017

Sunil Parekh was previously VP of Product Management at Truveris – a healthcare startup based out of New York City. At the time of his talk, they worked primarily in the pharmacy benefit space, helping employers save money on costs of prescriptions, creating marketplaces for pharmacy benefits management, and developing tools for consumers to save […]

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How to Break Free of the Feature Factory by John Cutler

BY Arne Kittler on August 22, 2017

In the closing talk of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, John Cutler looks at why his Medium post 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory touched a nerve for so many people in product development. There’s widespread tension in our industry, John says. While everyone talks about “outcomes over output” and says they strive […]

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The Only Product Metric that Matters by Josh Elman

BY Martin Eriksson on August 18, 2017

As product managers we spend a lot of our time thinking about product metrics, and all companies, from startups to corporates, spend a lot of time figuring out whether their metrics are good enough. Are the metrics good enough to raise money, or good enough to keep working on a feature or product, or good […]

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20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

BY Martin Eriksson on August 11, 2017

Dave Wascha started as a product manager 20 years ago working on Internet Explorer 4.0. Since then he’s had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into twelve key […]

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Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

BY Martin Eriksson on July 28, 2017

Like most of us, when Melissa Perri started as a product manager she started with giant requirements documents, dutifully recording every little detail from stakeholders and turning them into shiny docs for the developers. Then she discovered Agile and churned out features even faster. But eventually she realised that she had been building features for […]

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