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Taking Stock and Planning for Impact

BY Rosemary King on December 19, 2017

For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year.  Sadly for us […] Read more »

How to Avoid Costly Surprises in Connected Product Design

BY Christian Bourgeois on December 8, 2017

When designing connected hardware products, there are many ways in which a project can go sideways and end up way over budget before the product is completed or in a manufacturable state. We’ve seen this happen countless times and it’s never one person’s fault, rather a lack of understanding of the full product design process […] Read more »

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum - What we Learned

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 16, 2017

The day before Mind the Product London 2017 we ran a forum for invited product leaders on a series of topics with some of the leading product managers from around the world. Here’s what we learned about product leadership. All conversations were under the Chatham House rule, so no one is quoted – but suffice […] Read more »

Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

BY Aleksandra Smelianska on October 26, 2017

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at […] Read more »

5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

BY Casper Sermsuksan on September 13, 2017

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. Among the speakers and panelists were Matt Walton, Julia Whitney, Roman Pichler, Arne Kittler, and Brant Cooper. It took me two days to get to London from Yogyakarta, Indonesia for the night before the sessions, but it was worth it. While I originally wrote […] Read more »

Being Lean: Don't Speculate to Accumulate, Validate to Succeed

BY Andy Wicks on August 30, 2017

First coined in the mid 20th century, the term “speculate to accumulate” refers to the need invest (at some degree of risk) in order to make meaningful gains. In other words; roll the dice, take a punt, have a gamble. This is a risky strategy for product managers, and if your gambling skills are anything like […] Read more »

Pokemon Go: One Year On

BY Jenny Wanger on August 14, 2017

A year ago I wrote an article about the explosion of Pokemon Go. According to ComScore, PoGo scored 28 million active daily users at its peak and has stabilized at five million. Niantic, the game maker, confirms this. The game rakes in about $2 million every day and at the time of writing sits at #7 […] Read more »

Perry Timms - Let it go

BY James Gadsby Peet on July 6, 2017

Letting go is key to innovation and change. Perry Timms shares powerful stories of innovating enterprises that will leave you enthusiastically letting go of what’s blocking your route to innovation. Work can be Brilliant Perry believes that by breaking traditions we can create a happier, more productive workforce. Doing this through an ongoing, iterative process […] 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 »

Product managers — you are not the CEO of anything

BY Martin Eriksson on March 15, 2017

Martin Eriksson argues that unless you’re the founder and the product manager at the same time, you are not the CEO of anything. […] Read more »