Product development: or how to turn factories into gardens

BY Assaph Mehr on February 14, 2023

In this article, product leader Assaph Mehr puts forward an alternative mental model for product development – think about building a garden not a factory So much has been written about feature factories, I won’t add to it. Instead, I’d like to offer you three ideas to help you deal with such situations. First, I’ll Read more »

Product management dysfunctions by Ben Foster

BY Andres Phillips on April 15, 2022

In this ProductTank London talk, Ben Foster, CPO at Whoop, explains some of the most common product management dysfunctions and how to solve them. His key points include: Common product management dysfunctions Why these dysfunctions exist How do you create a winning product strategy Watch the video to see his talk in full or read Read more »

Transition from a Feature Factory to Business Impact team by Sandra Hinz

BY Andres Phillips on October 1, 2021

In this ProductTank Berlin talk, Sandra Hinz and Rainer Collet, co-founders at ValueRebels, provide a framework to help solve some typical challenges in a product organization and avoid wasting months of work. Watch the video to see their talk in full, or read on for an overview of the key points: Typical challenges in a product Read more »

Lifting the Feature Factory Boulder - Katie Saindon on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on February 3, 2021

Startups, scale-ups, and unicorns get all the press – but there are an awful lot more product people working at large organisations. Katie Saindon, Senior Manager of Product Management at GE Healthcare, is one of them. Working on their digital products and platforms, she’s learned a lot about how to survive and thrive in a Read more »

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

BY Pradip Khakhar on October 20, 2020

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research. You have a solid roadmap to execute, and you wonder if maybe the Read more »

Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

BY Janna Bastow on March 20, 2018

Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so I wanted to tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on: – How to avoid becoming a feature factory, Read more »