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SUNDAY REWIND: Escaping the build trap by Melissa Perri

BY Eira Hayward on August 14, 2022

In this Sunday Rewind we look back at Melissa Perri’s insightful talk, Escaping the build trap, from our 2017 San Francisco conference. A lot of teams are stuck in ‘the build trap’ she says. They’re busy defining and shipping software with no measures of success, managing the backlog, and focusing on getting features out the […] Read more »

April's top product management content

BY Eira Hayward on April 29, 2022

April saw Mind the Product run a focus week on “learning to lead”, a podcast from Pluralsight’s Ha Phan on machine learning in discovery, and publish plenty more insightful content besides. Here’s a recap of our top posts from the past month. […] Read more »

You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

BY Janna Bastow on February 4, 2021

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe 🙄). However in order to do our jobs effectively we need to be able to separate these two. […] Read more »

Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 16, 2020

In 2020, we had to brush up on our skills. Building quickly and testing with users is key to many product people, but this year demanded a new approach when we couldn’t do our work in person. With that in mind, we’re revisiting our chat with Cookpad’s Head of Product for Premium Services, Philip Pantelides, […] Read more »

Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

BY Chris Massey on November 24, 2020

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. As product people, team alignment is table-stakes, and it’s crucial that we factor in multiple perspectives to create diverse, empowered teams, so […] Read more »

Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

BY Ben Staples on September 1, 2020

Scrum.org defines a sprint retrospective as a time at the end of each sprint where the team discusses what went well, what could be improved, and aligns on specific actions the group can commit to improving for the next sprint. Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. I don’t care if […] Read more »

Building Quality Products - Stacy Kirk on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on August 26, 2020

Bugs are the bane of existence for product teams. They frustrate our users, ruin the best-laid plans, and screw up our sprints. Figuring out how to deal with them is a problem for many teams: do we have good acceptance criteria? How do we test? What’s better, unit tests or user acceptance testing? Who has […] Read more »

How to be a Successful Product Owner, by Ninon Laforce

BY Andres Phillips on August 17, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Ninon Laforce, then of Bluecat, provides us with some of the key skills and techniques needed to become a product owner. Her key points include: What is a product owner Becoming a great product owner The responsibilities and challenges of a product owner What is a Product Owner A product owner addresses […] Read more »

Remote Discovery - Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 22, 2020

We’ve heard it again and again – these are odd times; we’re not working remotely, we’re working during a crisis; this is not the new normal. You’re not working the same way, and your customers have different needs than they did a month ago. We turned to Teresa Torres – our first repeat guest! – […] Read more »

How we Built a Ride-Hailing app for the Polish Market

BY Katarzyna Malecka on November 7, 2019

Faced with the continual need to fix bugs and having to work with outdated code, the team at Polish cab-hailing app iTaxi realised a need to go back to basics and opt for a complete rebuild of our app. This is how we did it. Based in Poland, iTaxi is a ride-hailing platform that connects […] Read more »