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Jobs to be Done by Joe Leech

BY Jon Horvath on February 28, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, using a simple example, Joe Leech demonstrates how we can employ the “Jobs to be done” framework, deconstructing company outputs and examining the importance of user stories. Key Points: Evaluate the competitive space Don’t just think function – emotional and social job stories are significant You can’t rely on […]

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Throw Less Spaghetti, Make More Stick by Devan Goldstein

BY Andres Phillips on February 22, 2020

When growth work looks like product work, growth-team problems look like product-team problems. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Devan Goldstein, then Growth Product Lead at Dropbox, shows us how using product themes can help to focus growth teams. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his […]

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The Beautiful Mess by John Cutler

BY Jon Horvath on February 21, 2020

John Cutler is a Product Evangelist at Amplitude who helps product teams to become happier and more effective. Here, in his 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how we must all embrace ‘the beautiful mess’ and learn to navigate change in order to be more successful. Watch the video to see his talk in full. […]

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How to Ace a Strategic Research Project as a Team of One by Jillian Wells

BY Andres Phillips on February 15, 2020

Making innovative products starts with better understanding the problem you’re trying to solve before you actually solve it. How can you better understand the problem you’re trying to solve? Through research. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jillian Wells, then a Senior User Researcher at Intercom, provides some tips for acing strategic research. Her key points include: […]

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Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

BY Jon Horvath on February 14, 2020

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020, Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: Uncomfortable topics become less scary when talked about […]

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Mindset in Singapore - Stakeholders: how to bridge the gaps and pull them in

BY Rosemary King on February 11, 2020

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | View other Mindset episodes In the latest episode, we join Rosemary King in Singapore as she welcomes Priscilla Nu and Tamara Moona to Mindset. Priscilla is Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group, a company reimagining sustainability with EnergyTech. Tamara is Director of Product Management at […]

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Stop Technical Debt From Slowing Your Product Down By Asa Schachar

BY Andres Phillips on February 8, 2020

What exactly is technical debt? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Asa Schachar, Engineering Manager at Optimizely, explains exactly what technical debt is and how to stop it from slowing down the product development process. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: What is technical […]

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Look to the Left By Dave Wascha

BY Andres Phillips on February 3, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Dave Wascha, then Chief Product Officer at Moonpig, shares with us some insight on solving customer problems by mapping them out and then looking forward and back in time as they relate to one another. His key points include: Understanding customer problems Looking to the left How far to the […]

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Service Mapping by Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas

BY Andres Phillips on January 28, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas, Head of Design and Product Designer respectively at Co-op Digital, tell us how we can use service maps to fix some of the many problems that we can face in the world of product. The key points of their talk include: What is a service […]

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Where Physical Meets Digital by Lucy Gill

BY Andres Phillips on January 27, 2020

For companies that are used to creating and managing physical products, the shift to digital can be quite challenging. In this ProductTank London talk, Lucy Gill, Founder of Digills Consulting gives some insight into these challenges. She takes us through: Things that catch companies off guard Why established businesses struggle Examples of physical and digital products […]

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