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In My Humble Opinion by Thor Mitchell

BY Nathan Langley on May 8, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Thor Mitchell, a product management coach and former CPO of Crowdcube, explains the importance of humility for product managers. Key points To be a great product manager, recognise what you know what you have yet to learn Understand that, in reality, you’re not all that, and that’s ok Be […] Read more »

Case Study: Launching PayMe from HSBC

BY Adam Darcy on April 16, 2020

Before moving to super app Gojek to lead its efforts on mass financial inclusion, Adam Darcy developed PayMe, a product that has helped to transform the way young people in Hong Kong think about HSBC. Here he explains how they took PayMe from a thin MLP to become the most successful payments app in Hong Kong. […] Read more »

Being a Successful Product Manager From 5,000 Miles Away

BY Sophie Harpur on March 24, 2020

As a product manager at Split, 5,000 miles away from the rest of her team, Sophie Harpur has learnt a thing or to about successful remote working. As you’ve probably read in all those blog posts and books about product management, the ideal scenario is to have your product manager co-located with engineering, sitting no […] Read more »

Get Your People Performing as a Team

BY Rik Higham on October 22, 2019

If your product managers are performing well, but not as a team, it’s a problem—a problem you need to solve fast. Here I’ll explain a few methods, tried and tested at Skyscanner, that could also help you to improve your product management culture and community. When this issue surfaced at Skyscanner, we were a bunch […] Read more »

Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

BY Panagiotis Goros on February 26, 2019

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than […] Read more »

Why do we forget that product management is a tough career?

BY Rik Higham on May 14, 2018

From the outside, product management can seem like an attractive, simple role. In reality, it’s so much more than deciding what to build. It’s so much broader than people expect. […] Read more »

Why you Need Quantitative AND Qualitative Data

BY Glenn Block and Timo Hilhorst on January 10, 2018

Qualitative versus quantitative data: we’ve all been involved in a conversation debating their respective merits at some point in our careers. We’re often flipping backwards and forwards between letting feedback from a handful of customers drive all our product decisions or requiring everything to be backed up by statistically significant data. So which type of […] 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 »

Changing Lanes - Becoming a Platform Product Manager

BY Tori Funkhouser on December 22, 2016

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. Our team reports to the CTO, and we sit within the engineering arm of the organization. Prior to this I’d had a year’s product experience at a customer-facing SaaS company and naively I believed I could copy-paste […] Read more »

Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

BY Edward Upton on September 19, 2016

My first experience of managing a remote team was not a success: the team broke up quickly, and the company soon after. At first, I thought the issue was the personalities involved but as I’ve looked at more companies trying to set up offshore development offices, I’ve seen there are some common mistakes. I want […] Read more »