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August Roundup: Roadmaps, Product/Market Fit, Team Culture and More!

BY Imogen Schels on August 31, 2020

Today, August signs off for another year and this month we covered product/market fit, team culture, careers, diversity, roadmapping and more. Read on for a recap and to see what’s coming up in September. Spoiler alert: you’ll have an opportunity to put your questions to Marty Cagan, live! If you’re not yet a Mind the Read more »

A product manager's approach to growing teams

BY Sharon Kean on August 28, 2020

Transferwise takes a data-driven, tactical approach to growing its product teams. Read about what they’ve learned, and why diversity is so important. Read more »

Thinking Outside the Product Box by Jimena Almendares

BY Jon Horvath on August 21, 2020

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Jimena Almendares, Product Executive at Facebook, uses data to dismantle the idea of a “normal” user, showing the benefits of building products beyond biases and binaries. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: There’s no such thing Read more »

Bias in interviews and why hiring in product is broken

BY Adam Thomas on June 11, 2020

Hiring in product is broken, and those hypothetical product questions you get asked in interviews are just the tip of the iceberg. Read more »

How culture add changes the conversation on hiring

BY Saielle DaSilva on June 25, 2019

What’s the alternative to hiring based on unconscious bias? The best alternative to “culture fit,” is “culture add”. It has shaped decisions in several teams and is a valuable way to shape hiring standards in companies. Read more »

Hire Women! - Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 17, 2019

Debbie Madden wants you to make better teams – but because she knows what she’s doing, she gave her book the attention-grabbing title Hire Women. The founder and CEO of NYC-based Stride Consulting, Debbie offers practical advice for hiring managers, anyone looking for a new job, or who wants to change the culture in their current Read more »

The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn't our Users be? by Mirja Bester

BY Petra Wille on November 19, 2018

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the Read more »

How to Help Others Without Losing Yourself by Roisi Proven

BY Roisi Proven on July 20, 2018

Roisi Proven, product leader for startups in the media industry, brings us a personal case study about her journey towards leading with empathy without harming her own wellbeing. Please note, this talk deals with issues such as death, mental illness, and descriptions of mental breakdowns. Empathy as a Superpower Empathy is a powerful tool to Read more »

Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

BY Roisi Proven on July 11, 2018

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Wet Suits and Shirley Cards Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”. Nowhere was this clearer than with wet suits. Designed to Read more »

How to Invest at the Margins by Andy Ayim

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 27, 2018

Technology companies are developing products which shape the world we live in and the way that we experience our lives, but this is largely closed off to people from low-income groups. Barriers, both explicit and implied, exist to stop those with less from accessing these opportunities. How can we spot the potential to be exceptional Read more »