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How data can help cross-functional teams focus and align by Agata Bugaj

BY Andres Phillips on September 8, 2021

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas, sponsored by Fullstory, Agata Bugaj, Fullstory’s VP product, explores the power of Digital Experience Intelligence in creating — and strengthening — the connective tissue between different parts of your organization. Agata provides some sanity-saving ways data can help keep cross-functional teams focused and aligned. In brief Product managers are tight […] Read more »

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 »

A case study: Cross-departmental communication as a product

BY Mike Giannakopoulos on August 26, 2021

This is a different case study, with internal and in-direct deliverables across departments. A story of treating internal alignment as a feature at Transifex. Our story concludes with the outcomes of this achieved alignment. […] Read more »

Strategies for managing cross-functional teams

BY Eira Hayward on August 23, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

How do you foster a culture of ownership, accountability, trust, and openness in cross-functional teams? More importantly, how do you manage them for successful outcomes? We spoke to some seasoned product leaders about their experiences and understanding what works and what doesn’t when leading a cross-functional team. In brief Take time to observe the team […] Read more »

Getting to a team-based approach to continuous discovery by Teresa Torres

BY Eira Hayward on April 16, 2021

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, product discovery coach Teresa Torres unpacks some of the ideas behind a cross-functional team-based approach to continuous product discovery. Watch the video to see Teresa’s talk in full (Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon Digital APAC talks here). Or read on for an […] Read more »

Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

BY Andres Phillips on September 22, 2020

In her ProductTank London talk, Asha Haji, COO at Founders Academy explains how and why to treat your product management career like a video game. She teaches us how to level up in the product world by following these steps: Learn who you are Learn the moves Win boss battles Upgrade your gear Explore the world […] Read more »

How do you Build a Qualitative Data Lake?

BY Rosemary King on September 15, 2020

How do you build a data lake? In fact, what even is one? And what’s the key to understanding qualitative data operations? I’ll share my thinking on these excellent questions, and the process I’m current testing out with my own team – please feel free to share yours too! For basically my entire 10 years […] Read more »

Why Product Managers Must Learn to say "I Don't Know"

BY Stanisław Plebanek on July 14, 2020

As product people one of our most important skills should be the ability to say no. We may have to use it when the stakeholders want to implement certain features or when the developers at our startup try to refactor the MVP code. But there is an additional power that you should master when developing […] Read more »

A decade in product - a retrospective

BY Martin Eriksson on May 27, 2020

This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager). So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. So as good product people, it’s high time we did a retrospective on how we as a craft have done in this 10-year sprint marathon. […] Read more »

Best Practices for Designing Products That are Desirable, Viable, and Feasible

BY Tanya Koshy on April 7, 2020

The ultimate goal of any product team is to design products that are desirable, viable, and feasible. To achieve this, and drive rapid validation and iteration cycles, teams need to constantly refine their understanding of three key questions. These are: Who is my customer? What is their problem? What is the best, lightest solution I […] Read more »