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Creating Solutions for COVID-19 Frontliners - a Case Study

BY Satyavati Kharde on April 26, 2020

  In Part 2 of our Coping Through COVID series, we learn how the team at Springer Nature Experiments quickly created an interface, packed with vital information on Coronavirus detection protocols for the scientific research community. Overview COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has brought everyday life to a halt all around the world. In mid-March, […] Read more »

Practical Tips for Working in Distributed Product Teams

BY Tim Herbig on December 3, 2018

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, ranging from cross-functional, to customer-centric all the way up to iterative. But there’s one aspect which will soonish vanish from this list of must-haves: co-located. The notion that successful product teams strictly need to operate from within […] Read more »

Ditch the Solution-First Mindset and Start by Defining the Problem

BY Ludivine Siau on April 26, 2018

Both in life and at work, we tend to come up with solutions before defining the problem they solve. From “I need to stop eating chocolate” to “let’s add Facebook Login to our online checkout”, we can’t help it. It’s natural – solutions and features are easy to imagine and talk about with other people. […] Read more »

Product Management Tools in Everyday Life - Oisin Zimmermann (ProductTank Oslo)

BY Jess Lane on March 27, 2017

When you first start building a product you have a lot of decisions to make. You have to figure out what to build, what to build first, and know how to explain your decisions to both yourself and your team. As the ball starts rolling, keeping track of what to deliver and when as well […] Read more »

The Power of Bad Product Ideas

BY Chris Massey on March 6, 2017

Steve Portigal challenges product managers to re-think the idea-generation process by inviting in bad ideas. In brain-storming sessions, we frequently see two surges in ideas. The first is where the low hanging fruit is identified. The second surge is where more innovative ideas are frequently found. Welcoming bad ideas can be an effective strategy for […] Read more »

Getting into Design Sprints - an AMA Interview

BY C. Todd Lombardo on February 24, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion in the Mind the Product Slack community, where we talked about Design Sprints, how I take my coffee (a cortado), and my favorite board game (Chutes ‘N Ladders!). I’ve pulled together the Design Sprints bit of the conversation, as I […] Read more »

Idea clustering: the wisdom of crowds, or reversion to mediocrity?

BY Simon Elliston Ball on August 15, 2016

When you’re looking for new ideas, look beyond yourself. Collaboration and teamwork is a great way to generate new ideas. A popular way to do this is to brainstorm ideas, then aggregate them. Write a thought, whatever comes into your head, put it on a Post-It note. Now, stop. Let’s put them all together on […] Read more »