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Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson

BY Annie Witcombe on July 18, 2019

More and more organisations are switching to agile working, yet few business people have been trained in collaborative skills. Although we like the idea of working together, businesses can stifle collaboration and teamwork through competition and individualism. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, product designer and author Gretchen Anderson shares her thoughts and experiences of […]

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Managing Conflicts Effectively by Parul Goel

BY Annie Witcombe on July 15, 2019

The age-old issue of conflict in the workplace: there are many reasons why we choose to avoid it, but what if we engaged with it effectively instead? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Parul Goel, Group Product Manager for Marketplaces at PayPal, evaluates workplace conflict following a particularly challenging conflict of her own. When Parul […]

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Can Product Culture Save Media? by Anita Zielina

BY Tobias Freudenreich on July 12, 2019

Anita Zielina’s keynote at this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg addresses the question of whether “product culture” can save the media industry. Anita, who is director of innovation and leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, focuses on the underlying problem of how to change organizations that do not want to change […]

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Lessons From the Little Blue Book by Joff Redfern

BY Annie Witcombe on July 10, 2019

Joff Redfern is vice president of Australian enterprise software company Atlassian. He previously spent seven years at LinkedIn and he shares his thoughts on the “best and most painful product lessons” of his product leadership career through a journal he calls “the blue book”. He discusses what he’s learned with ProductTank San Francisco. Joff was […]

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Transform me, but Please Don’t Change Anything by Gabrielle Bufrem

BY Graeme Goulden on July 5, 2019

Gabrielle Bufrem delivered a talk at #MTPEngage Manchester and #MTPEngage Hamburg which drilled down into the desire of a business to digitally “transform”, but not really change anything along the way. Gabrielle reminds us that every company is now a tech company. If you don’t embrace your digital channels, you will fall behind. How does digital […]

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ProductTank, the Black Mirror Edition by Amie-Rose Long

BY Nicola Edwards on July 3, 2019

Amie-Rose Long is a contract product manager at NBC Universal Media. In this ProductTank London talk she discusses the answers of three product managers to her question: “Give me your horror stories, spare no gory detail.” The stories reveal just how much the law of unforeseen consequences and ethical dilemmas can affect the decisions we […]

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From Start-up to Scale-up by Thor Mitchell

BY Nicola Edwards on June 27, 2019

In this fun talk at ProductTank London, product management advisor Thor Mitchell discusses the messy reality of how to scale his cheese on toast business, and outlines how product managers can use a three-step process to take the burden of scaling away from company founders. What Does Scaling a Business Even Mean? Different stakeholders will […]

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Make Great Products by Mastering Conflict and Communication by Shaun Russell

BY Shaun Russell on June 21, 2019

Product management is notoriously difficult to define. We are generalists, and we work with many others. We take responsibility for the lifecycle of our product. These statements apply to almost all product managers, but they paint an incomplete picture. It’s not Enough to be a Generalist It’s not enough to be a generalist or to […]

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Product is Hard by Marty Cagan

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 17, 2019

We are all learning how to manage product in the internet age. There have been many successes and failures, and there are still lots more to come. Marty Cagan has worked at plenty of internet successes and failures, including eBay, Netscape and HP. He now heads up Silicon Valley Product Group, where he works with […]

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Negotiate Like a Pro(duct Manager) by Garry Prior

BY Adam Warburton on June 14, 2019

In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Garry Prior, Director of Product at THG Ingenuity, explores how negotiation is central to being a product manager, and looks into key areas to focus on during negotiations. As product people we spend our working lives negotiating internally with colleagues and externally with customers and partners. Given this, you […]

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