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Making Smarter Decisions with Mental Models by Andy Ayim

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 1, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, product leader and business builder Andy Ayim talks about how mental models can help us to make different types of decisions. And how, by using specific frameworks, we can focus on solutions that aren’t immediately obvious. Key points: Mental models can help us to make different types of decisions By […] Read more »

Minimise the Gap Between Maker and User by Henrik Kniberg

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 25, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Henrik Kniberg, an organisational consultant and developer at Crisp in Stockholm, discusses how creating great products requires us to reduce the gap between makers and users. Key points: If we want to create products people love (like Lego, Minecraft and Spotify) we must reduce the gap between makers and users […] Read more »

Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

BY Valerie Gee on October 4, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer. She points out that product managers typically advocate for their own […] Read more »

Using Research in Material Design by Elizabeth Churchill

BY Emily Tate on September 27, 2019 for Prioritised Members

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Elizabeth Churchill, Director of UX at Google tells us how research can work in product development to help us make useful and usable interactive experiences. Using a case study from Google Material Design, she shares how research was initially used in development, where the research practice is today, and where it’s […] Read more »

Product, Society, and Ethics by Kathy Pham

BY Valerie Gee on September 20, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Kathy Pham reflects on the importance of asking societal and ethical questions in product organizations and asks how teams and companies can be more accountable in the future. Kathy, who is a Fellow at Mozilla, Harvard, and MIT with over 15 years’ tech experience in product, engineering, data and leadership, asserts […] Read more »

Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

BY Emily Tate on September 13, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves. At #mtpcon San Francisco, Steve Portigal, Principal at Portigal Consulting, tells us how to […] Read more »

Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

BY Valerie Gee on September 6, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Products have become much more complex over the last 20 years and an increasingly competitive […] Read more »

You Don't Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

BY Emily Tate on August 30, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to […] Read more »

How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling […] Read more »

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

BY Emily Tate on August 16, 2019 for Prioritised Members

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. In this talk he shares what platforms can mean for our product strategies, and what his team learned as they discovered how to build a platform at Shopify. […] Read more »