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A case study: Cultivating collaboration across large product organisations

BY Matt Walton on September 7, 2021

I recently was asked to share some thoughts on how you can cultivate a culture of collaboration across a product organisation where multiple teams are all working on their own products and risk becoming siloed. Whilst teams being independent and able to move fast is a good thing, this can result in different parts of […] Read more »

Practical Design Thinking Part 3: A better way to run remote workshops?

BY Dominic Port on January 13, 2021

Remote workshops, they’re a thing right?! Remote workshops aren’t a new thing and, with the soar in popularity of tools like Mural (our personal favourite) or Miro (another great alternative), alongside the disparate nature of product teams in 2020, more and more remote workshops, (including full-blown Design Sprints) are being run every day. At Pack, before the pandemic […] Read more »

3 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Way We Think About Product

BY Sky Calibey on May 5, 2020

As product and solutions lead at Nifty, as well as a consumer of other software, I have started to piece together how I think the Coronavirus and ensuing remote collaboration phase will affect product development and market positioning for months and years to come. There will come a day where we won’t be lining up […] Read more »

How To Rock Your Workshops - Jonathan Courtney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 18, 2019

Taking a break from the always entertaining/sometimes informative podcast Jake & Jonathan (formerly known as The Product Breakfast club, which he co-hosts with Jake Knapp), AJ&Smart CEO Jonathan Courtney joined us to chat about Design Sprints, workshops, and how to get groups of people collaborating. Quote of the Episode One of the best things about […] Read more »

The Importance of Being Clear by Lindsey Jayne

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 13, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon London talk, Lindsey Jayne, former VP Product at Monzo, discusses the importance of writing clearly in order to make better decisions and diversify thinking. Key points There is too much noise in our working lives – we are bombarded by words and thoughts which are difficult to understand By being clearer in […] Read more »

Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson

BY Annie Witcombe on July 18, 2019

More and more organisations are switching to agile working, yet few business people have been trained in collaborative skills. Although we like the idea of working together, businesses can stifle collaboration and teamwork through competition and individualism. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, product designer and author Gretchen Anderson shares her thoughts and experiences of […] Read more »

Techniques to Help you Build a High-Performing Team

BY Anna Goss on February 8, 2018

I think of high-performing teams like a personal best on a run: they don’t happen overnight or by accident, but they’re worth it. As product managers, we’re often on point for building team culture. And we really feel the benefit of it when teams are working well together: a team that can move fast, understand […] Read more »

From the Passenger Seat - An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

BY Sumit Arora on November 29, 2017

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience […] Read more »

How to Gain Alignment From Your Team on the Product Roadmap

BY C. Todd Lombardo on November 22, 2017

When No-one Agrees With Your Roadmap When I arrived at Workbar, a growing co-working space headquartered in Boston, I had to wrap my arms around what the product was, how they did releases, and who decided what was going to be in the next sprint. Turns out that it was a bit of a mess, […] Read more »

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or product manager) […] Read more »