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March's top product management content
It’s been another busy month for the editorial team at MTP towers. We’ve brought you podcasts on moving from UX to Product, fireside chats, posts on experimentation, ProductTank write-ups on organisation behaviour and dysfunction, and much more. Here’s a recap of our most popular posts in March. Read more »
What Qualities Make a Product Great?
What are the qualities that make up a great product? It pays to analyse them and consider how they all work together to make a product successful. I remember once being asked in an interview: “Could you name a product you think is great?” I put on my “thinking deep thoughts” face and stare at Read more »
What's in the DNA of product people?
I’ve spoken with many product people around the world, and spent the last two years deeply considering the foundations of product management. This post delves into the DNA of product people. Read more »
What's the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?
Most product managers are driven to achieve excellence in their craft. Many, however, get stuck in what I call “product consultant” mode and cannot break out of it. Many product managers never get to launch a product, let alone own one. They go from planning one product to the next, foregoing the opportunity to establish fundamental Read more »
The #1 Answer in Product: It Depends
The internet lends itself to binary positions: you’re either for something or against it, advocating it or decrying it. It’s not just Twitter’s 280 characters that limit us to this black and white thinking, most blog posts and conference talks seem to follow the same trend. And I’m not even talking about politics. Waterfall vs Read more »
5 Lessons in Designing Physical Products for Software Product Managers
In 2009, I’d already had 15-year career in the tech industry, mainly as a product manager at software companies like Microsoft and Adobe. But that year, I decided to take the plunge into physical products, launching KOR Water with my partner Eric Barnes. Our goal was to make what we called “sustainable hydration” the non-negotiable, socially Read more »
Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager
A good product manager generally has a keen instinct for human behavior. However, the best product managers have learned how to incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than just relying on instinct. This post (with a nod from Ben Horowitz’s seminal post) introduces the idea of a behavioral product manager (BPM) – a product Read more »