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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 »

Building Awesome Product Teams by Martin Eriksson

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 15, 2018

Summary: Build better product teams by hiring smart, diverse groups of people, getting out of the way, and focusing your teams on outcomes rather than outputs. It’s not About Products, it’s About People A lot of people think that product managers need to be experts in technology, user experience and business strategy. However, normally product […] Read more »

Making Great Product Teams - The View From our Oslo Panel

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on March 12, 2018

#MusicMonday at ProductTank Oslo saw three speakers address a variety of topics, including disruptive products, experimenting with product teams, and an entrepreneurial journey. Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen, Davide Vitiello and Inge André Sandvik also got together for a panel discussion to explore what makes great product teams. They discussed five key questions:- What elements are required to make great product teams? What are […] Read more »

4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership

BY James Mayes on February 5, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion for product leaders in London. Under strict observation of the Chatham House rule, the group picked out a host of themes for discussion, and I’ve chosen the four topics which seemed to resonate universally, along with a selection of the considerations mentioned and the approaches […] Read more »

Why Diversity Isn't Just Right, but Smart

BY Martin Eriksson on May 31, 2017

As a Swede, the importance and value of diversity seems self-evident, yet the business world and the tech industry especially continue to struggle to embrace it. As I mentioned in my product management experience article, and as should be clear from the effort we put into the curation of our product management conferences, diversity is incredibly […] Read more »

Fintech and Shotguns

BY Chris Massey on October 13, 2016

In this talk from ProductTank London, Scott Eblen (previously Chief Product Officer at Nutmeg) shares some key lessons about product development in Fintech, and uses an interesting analogy to reframe the experience of product development in the Fintech world: manufacturing lead shot. Be Ready To Ignore Tradition In this case, there are actually two traditions that Scot […] Read more »