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So long stakeholder problems

BY Imogen Schels on March 23, 2021

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs, and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group, share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders. Product practice is relatively new in many regions around the world, […] Read more »

Enhancing Product Thinking with 5 Slides (and Practice), by Fanni Fejes

BY Chris Massey on December 14, 2020

Fanni Fejes shares a powerful coaching tool that is used at Founders Factory to help entrepreneurs develop a strong product mindset. They realised early that product management doesn’t scale, but that successful startups hinged on the founders developing a strong product mindset. To move from that problem statement to the desired outcome, they decided to help […] 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 »

BLUF Your Way to Success - Adam Thomas on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 23, 2020

The one thing every product person needs is a new acronym that comes from the military, and Adam Thomas is here to help. Sarcasm aside, Adam’s made good use of the BLUF technique: Bottom Line Up Front, a short template, clearly laying out what the team is working on and how they plan to do […] Read more »

Leading Product Teams with Success: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Schels on August 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

At #mtpcon Digital 2020, we were able to enjoy 18 Breakout Session talks, across three days, from some of the best product people around. We’re be releasing them all (weekly, in groups) and in this selection, you’ll delve into some hard-hitting topics to help you successfully lead teams. Check out the videos to watch sessions […] Read more »

The Lost art of Backlog Management

BY Nigel Farmer on July 16, 2020

Product management is still a young discipline, and the methods that we use are evolving all the time. Currently in the product community, topics such as product discovery, theme-based roadmaps and outcomes vs outputs are all very much in vogue, and rightly so. These are all helping to move our craft forward, and enabling teams […] Read more »

Why Happier Autonomous Teams Use One-Pagers by John Cutler

BY Sia Banihashemi on May 4, 2020

Wondering what a “one-pager” is? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, John Cutler (Product Evangelist at Amplitude) explained to a packed house at NextRoll why one-pagers are a “forcing function”. John covered: What is a one-pager? What outcomes should you expect from your one-pagers? How do one-pagers fit into the overall product puzzle? Watch the video […] Read more »

Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

BY Martin Eriksson on February 2, 2018

I’ve always argued that product management is a team sport. But as soon as you have more than one team in an organisation and you need them to interact with each other, you introduce friction. This friction between teams is why we have libraries full of project management books and methodologies, inboxes and outboxes, dependency […] Read more »

How to Run Product Portfolios at Scale

BY Barry O'Reilly on August 24, 2017

In this talk I share my lessons learnt from client engagements with many of the world’s largest organizations. I showcase how I’ve helped enterprises rekindle their capability and culture of experimentation and learning. What are the key aspects to consider? Where should you start? What are the tools and techniques to use? How do you […] Read more »

Sophia Huang - Onboarding as a Product Manager

BY Tremis Skeete on August 15, 2017

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager. Sophia explains that it is extremely rare for a company to […] Read more »