SUNDAY REWIND: Remember HiPPOs are humans too…

BY Imogen Schels on August 29, 2021

The HiPPO — the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinion”. Over the years, we’ve published content about these creatures — how to train your HiPPO, how to manage your HiPPO — and across the wider web, you’ll find endless posts coming at the topic from the same angle. It’s never particularly positive. For that reason, we’re winding Read more »

The 10 Product Talks You Should Have Watched in 2020

BY Martin Eriksson on December 24, 2020

Whether it’s at one of our conferences or meetups, we host events in over 200 cities around the world and love to invite product people to take the stage, share their insights, and push our craft forward. This year we published 102 videos and you watched a staggering 920 days of video on Mind the Read more »

Mindset – Product Intuition, Prioritisation, and Process with Tristan Kromer

BY Rosemary King on March 10, 2020

Watch on YouTube | Watch on Vimeo | View other Mindset episodes Rosemary King welcomes Tristan Kromer to Mindset. A lean startup coach and founder of innovation consultancy Kromatic – Tristan also currently serves on the ice cream innovation board at Unilever! In this episode, Tristan and Rosemary discuss product intuition, the art of prioritisation, Read more »

How to Train Your Hippo By Ozlem Yuce

BY Andres Phillips on January 15, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ozlem Yuce, Chief Product Officer at Agile at Heart gives us some insight on how we can better deal with the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HiPPO) in our organizations. She explains why the HiPPO can be so damaging and what to do about it as a product person. Her key Read more »

Remember HiPPOs are humans too...

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 13, 2017

At every tech or product management talk I go to   there is invariably a slide about HiPPOs  – standing for the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinions”. It’s a term used to describe a senior member of the organisation who is not attached to the delivery team full time, and who is expressing a perspective that the Read more »