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The ProductTank awards 2020

BY Will Barritt on June 10, 2021

Organising and running ProductTank meetups requires dedication, not to mention a huge amount of effort, and all of our ProductTanks do a fantastic job. At World Product Day this year, we wanted to honour a selection who have seen great success, and have gone the extra mile. […] Read more »

What is product? The past, present and future of our craft

BY Eira Hayward on June 4, 2021 for Prioritised Members

This article looks at the future of product practice and product management — at how far we’ve come, our present-day understanding of product, and the challenges we still need to meet. It should help you, as a product person, to better understand:- Why we keep asking “what is product management?” and why we find it so […] Read more »

Interpreting the product Venn Diagram with Matt LeMay and Martin Eriksson

BY Louron Pratt on April 9, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this new Fireside Chat for Prioritised Members, Matt LeMay,  author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice, sat down with our very own Martin Eriksson to discuss his now-famous Venn diagram describing product management, what it means, how it gets misinterpreted, and what we can do about it. Additionally, they discuss what defines […] Read more »

The State of Product Management - Have Your Say

BY Imogen Schels on October 18, 2019

Anyone who knows the Mind the Product team knows that we just love to learn about our community and product management in general. This means that from time to time we ask you to help us out, by sharing what you know via a quick and easy survey. From surveys, we can learn so much about […] Read more »

How do you Become a Product Manager?

BY Liam Smith on September 19, 2019

I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to condense my thoughts into an article. So, […] Read more »

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

BY Kate Hopkins on August 29, 2019

What’s a partial product manager?  We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job.  It can happen really easily, because great product management encompasses a great deal and is constantly evolving. I’ve categorized some […] Read more »

Stuck in the Middle With Product Managers

BY Seb Aspland on June 10, 2019

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you Stealers Wheel, 1973 Martin Eriksson made famous the diagram below, showing how product managers are at the cross-section of business, tech, and UX (by the way, I’m not implying any of these groups are clowns or […] Read more »

What's in the DNA of Product People?

BY Jase Clamp on June 6, 2019

I think there’s nothing better than talking to product people – they are my kind of people. The reason I say this is because product people put their hands up to serve right in the center of organisations where the competing pressures of business, technology, and the customer intersect. That is why I’ve thoroughly enjoyed […] Read more »

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

BY Simon Cast on May 20, 2019

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. Mark Twain At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Simple huh? But not straightforward, nor easy to achieve. Indeed, this is […] Read more »

Want to be a Product Manager? Just get out There and Make Products

BY Shaun Russell on February 4, 2019

Are you trying to break into Product Management? I’ll start with the bad news. There are a huge number of motivated, intelligent people who are looking for a first step on the ladder, and very few entry-level roles to go around. These budding product managers have many things in common. Most of them are familiar […] Read more »