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The importance of EQ for product development teams by Nikkia Reveillac

BY Eira Hayward on July 16, 2021

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Nikkia Reveillac, Former Head of Research, Twitter looks at why EQ is the key ingredient in the highest performing product development teams. Watch the video to see Nikkia’s talk in full (Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon Digital Americas talks here). Or read […] Read more »

How do you build a successful product team?

BY Eira Hayward on March 19, 2021 for Prioritised Members

What does it take to build and maintain a successful product team, one that’s driven, motivated and ultimately successful? In this post, speaking to a range of product experts, we try to answer this question. A combination of factors — like hiring the right people, establishing a vision, defining success in a way that everyone […] Read more »

Christina Wodtke: Working with Mindfulness and Compassion

BY Eira Hayward on April 13, 2020

Christina Wodtke’s path to her current standing as an established authority on the attributes of high-performing teams and the use of OKRs has been a roundabout one. As she puts it: “I took the scenic route.” Today she’s a lecturer in the computer science department at Stanford University, teaching a range of classes in HCI […] Read more »

High-performing Teams by Richard Banfield

BY James Gadsby Peet on January 4, 2019

In this mtpcon London talk, Richard Banfield looks at what makes high-performing teams work. Building High-performing Organisations Continuous improvement can act as a powerful cultural change agent: cycling coach David Brailsford knows this and he was able to reinvent British Cycling as a result. Since the implementation of Brailsford’s changes, British Cycling has experienced success […] Read more »

Broken Retrospectives and how to fix Them

BY Jeff Hudock on June 11, 2018

Having worked on teams using agile methodologies for several years, retrospectives are a major part of my life as a product manager.  Retrospectives (retros) are held at the end of each sprint cycle, at the end of the overall release, and sometimes to review other meetings or processes. Retros are intended to review your team’s […] Read more »

Clumsy Colossus or Gentle Giant by Julia Whitney

BY Petra Wille on May 15, 2018

At this year’s MTP Engage conference in Hamburg executive coach Julia Whitney delivered a well-received keynote on psychological safety, as many studies have shown it to be the most critical factor in building high-performance teams. As product managers we can ruin our team’s speed by “threatening” our team members. Most of the time we do so without […] Read more »