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MTP Prioritised: AMA with Mina Radhakrishnan

BY Imogen Schels on August 6, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this Prioritised AMA, we put your questions to Mina Radhakrishnan – co-founder of Sydney based property tech startup, :Different. Starting her career as a business analyst for Goldman Sachs, Mina later joined Google as a member of the Associate Product Management program, before moving to ModCloth as one of their first product managers. Mina’s […] Read more »

Incomplete by Design by Matt LeMay

BY Jon Horvath on July 17, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Matt LeMay, author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice discusses the importance of recognising and resolving a fundamental tension product people face when seeking individual recognition. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: Recognising […] Read more »

Making Decisions That Scale - Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 20, 2020

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided. Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on […] Read more »

Troubleshooting Agile - Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 13, 2020

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful. What that viewpoint misses is that we build understanding, alignment, and purpose – and that our best tool is conversations. […] Read more »

90% of Everything is Crap - Adrian Howard on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 6, 2020

At ProductCamp Southwest UK earlier this year, Adrian Howard ran a session that focused on something he termed ‘Sturgeon’s biases‘ – where he talked about how the experience of being in a community was not evenly distributed, about the fact that like-minded people tend to group together, and that 90% of everything is crap. We […] Read more »

Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management by Emily Tate

BY Jon Horvath on March 6, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Mind the Product’s Chief of Staff, Emily Tate describes how, as product people, we often find ourselves stuck in the middle of difficult negotiations, and while making everyone happy isn’t our goal, mastering stakeholder management is key to building successful products. Key Points: Stakeholders are your process users, they […] Read more »

Matt LeMay: A Conversation About Clarity

BY Eira Hayward on February 5, 2020

Matt LeMay tells the story of a meeting he had with author and publisher Mike Shatzkin a long time ago: “I was just out of college, and I was trying to describe what I do. He had a moment of recognition, slammed his hand down on the table, and said, ‘synthesis and articulation, that’s what you […] Read more »

Are you a Builder or an Optimizer?

BY Rosemary King on February 4, 2020

As I’ve moved through various product roles over the last 10 years, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of product people – builders and optimizers. I fall very naturally and easily into one of these types and have found that it can be helpful to think about my own skills and career […] Read more »

Service Mapping by Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas

BY Andres Phillips on January 28, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas, Head of Design and Product Designer respectively at Co-op Digital, tell us how we can use service maps to fix some of the many problems that we can face in the world of product. The key points of their talk include: What is a service […] 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 »