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How to fix Runaway Project Timelines

BY Josh Johnson on January 19, 2017

We’ve all been there: two months into a two-week project and the end still isn’t anywhere in sight. Sometimes a good project goes bad, you learn your lesson, and move on. But sometimes the issue is deeper than that, and it’s not a one-off fluke, but an institutional issue that keeps repeating itself. It’s so […]

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A Product Manager's Guide to Strong Team Communication

BY Alberto Ferreira on January 12, 2017

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. As the crucial nexus in the product development framework, their plate is all too often full with business demands, technical requirements, and marketing concerns. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type […]

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Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

BY Silvia Thom on January 10, 2017

As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. While there are a large number of tools which claim to help you to create value, for me, quite frankly, it boils down to only a few secret weapons […]

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Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

BY Martin Eriksson on January 9, 2017

It’s a new year and time to think about how to achieve all those crazy new years resolutions we’ve set ourselves. We can’t help with a healthier lifestyle but we can help you level up your product management career! ProductCamp London We’re excited to announce that the next ProductCamp London will be on Saturday March […]

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What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016

BY Martin Eriksson on December 29, 2016

2016 was a year when the product management community grew significantly and continued to mature. It was also a year when an awful lot more of you started to read our blog more regularly – we’ve ended the year with an awesome 30% year-on-year growth in our readership. But what did you all want to […]

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Are You a Naughty Or Nice Product Manager?

BY Chris Massey on December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again – No, I don’t mean financial planning or strategy reviews – I mean it’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve achieved, how we’ve achieved it, and think about whether we’re being the best product person we can be. As the craft of product management evolves, and we learn […]

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The Importance of Listening to Your Customers by David Cancel

BY Martin Eriksson on December 2, 2016

Drift founder and CEO David Cancel spoke about the importance of listening to your customers at this year’s London MTPCon, and gave us some apposite examples of what can happen when companies listen to their customers and when they don’t. Listening to your customers is “one of things we always talk about but few people […]

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Oprah versus Spock: Advice from Dan Olsen and The Lean Product Playbook

BY Laure Parsons on December 1, 2016

“Product/Market Fit” is a concept that every start-up founder knows is important, but many have trouble achieving or even defining. In The Lean Product Playbook, author Dan Olsen details a six-step process to achieving product/market fit: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your value proposition Specify your MVP feature set Create your […]

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Finding "Product-Me" Fit

BY Jackie DeJesse on November 29, 2016

Among other things, I am a product manager at Nucleus, a photographer, and a Oakland native transplanted into NYC. In my journey of building product, I’ve found that it is crucially important to think about the meaning and value you want to create in the world, and what it is about who you are that lets you […]

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Amsterdam product managers: who we are and how we work

BY Iris van de Kieft and Steven van Rij on November 14, 2016

Since 2012, our friends at Mind The Product have done multiple surveys on the facts and figures of the product community. We at ProductTank Amsterdam have always looked with a lot of interest at these and have wondered for a while how those numbers would compare to a local investigation here in Amsterdam. So here […]

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