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Sophia Huang - Onboarding as a Product Manager

BY Tremis Skeete on August 15, 2017

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager. Sophia explains that it is extremely rare for a company to […]

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Thabet Alfishawi - Lessons from a Growth Team

BY Calvin Hoot on July 7, 2017

Thabet Alfishawi, Product Manager on YouTube’s growth platform, gives Product Tank San Francisco a three by three for anyone starting a growth team or thinking of switching to a growth role: three things to get you started three tools for effective growth three mistakes to learn from Get started Begin with a deep understanding of all […]

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Julie Zhou - Building a Culture of Growth

BY Calvin Hoot on May 25, 2017

Julie Zhou, Director of Growth at Yik Yak, tells ProductTank San Francisco how to build a culture of growth. When a startup or new product starts to get some traction, there often comes a decision to hire someone to manage growth without a full picture of what that will actually entail. Julie Zhou leverages her […]

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The Evolution of a Product Manager - Josh McWilliam

BY Tremis Skeete on May 15, 2017

Josh McWilliam is a co-founder and Vice President of Product at College Factual. Their mission is to help every student realize their full potential through the best fit education their money can buy. While their focus is on students with the College Factual brand, they also have other brands like Ed.ai (for advisors), Educate.ai (for […]

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Scaling Up a Product Organisation

BY James Gadsby Peet on February 27, 2017

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000. The job title only came into David Norris’ vocabulary in about 2008. Before that he’d been through numerous roles that had been doing that job without realising it – Production […]

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Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

BY Chris Massey on February 15, 2017

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it. There are things that nobody tells you, so Shaun explains what he’s […]

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Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

BY Chris Massey on January 23, 2017

Tony Ulwick is a pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, he shares how jobs-to-be-done theory and the Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) process are being used to help startups, Fortune 100 companies, and others be […]

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Building High-Growth Products Using Jobs-To-Be-Done

BY Jay Haynes on November 23, 2016

I have been practicing jobs-to-be-done (aka jobs theory) for over a decade with the world’s leading companies, leading to me being the Founder & CEO of thrv.com. In this talk, I explain how product managers can use jobs theory to launch high-growth products. Turn Theory into Practice To start with, I demonstrate how product managers can transform […]

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Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

BY Martin Eriksson on November 18, 2016

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice […]

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Marketplace Banking - the "Uber-isation" of Financial Services

BY Chris Massey on August 18, 2016

At ProductTank London, Tracy Abraham asked whether Finance will be the “final frontier” when it comes to disruption of our digital lives, given how heavily regulated and intense private our financial lives tend to be. Specifically, she explored the ways in which fintech startups are taking on the establishment, putting customers and tech ahead of bureaucracy and […]

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