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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 »

Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

BY Valerie Gee on August 9, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. The Power of Optimism At the start of his keynote Sippey says that: “Most acts of creation – live […] Read more »

Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs

BY Emily Tate on August 2, 2019 for Prioritised Members

What blocks us from doing our best work? This is the question that Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic, asks us in the opening keynote of #mtpcon San Francisco. We often think of our biggest blockers being external: a crazy CEO, recalcitrant CTO, surly engineers, or designers who just won’t do what we […] Read more »

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

BY Emily Tate on June 7, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Good product development practices are supposed to be built upon alignment and shared understanding, Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense & Respond tells us at #mtpcon Singapore. But often, organisations end up looking a lot like that painting in the classic scene from the movie Goodfellas: One dog’s going one way, the other dog’s going the […] Read more »

The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

BY Emily Tate on May 31, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions. We predict that making a change in our product will have a […] Read more »

The State of Product in AsiaPac

BY Emily Tate on May 17, 2019 for Prioritised Members

I’m quite excited about the future here. Seeing the speed with which the industry has changed- it has been amazing to be a part of, so I’m really positive about it. Silvia Thom, Senior Director of Product at Zalora Asia may be the future for many areas of business and culture, but in product it […] Read more »

The Power of Thoughtful Research by Prakriti Parijat

BY Emily Tate on May 3, 2019 for Prioritised Members

“Do you like the conference so far?” begins Prakriti Parijat of DBS Bank. After cheers from the #mtpcon Singapore crowd, she turns the response around: “What is wrong with that question?” Everyone immediately recognizes that it was a leading question. It is tempting to ask customers what they want, but you won’t get a good […] Read more »

The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

BY Emily Tate on April 12, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson, CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy. Moving from leading product teams to leading a company has given her the perspective […] Read more »

Creative Leadership by John Maeda

BY Martin Eriksson on April 5, 2019 for Prioritised Members

Moore’s Law isn’t really a law, but semantics aside it essentially stipulates that computers have been doubling in speed roughly every two years. The compounding effect of this doubling is sometimes difficult to comprehend, but it means that today’s computers are two billion times faster than they were just a few decades ago. And if […] Read more »

How to Further Your Product Management Career in Asia

BY Kenneth Chin on March 5, 2019

Like everywhere else in the world, digital product managers are in high demand in Asia. It’s still a relatively new role in this part of the world and the supply of local talent is limited. Not many people have heard of product management let alone know what it takes to be good at it. Like […] Read more »