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You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

BY Janna Bastow on February 4, 2021

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe 🙄). However in order to do our jobs effectively we need to be able to separate these two. […] Read more »

The Complete Guide to Building MVPs

BY Dmytro Zaichenko on December 10, 2020

The goals of a minimum viable product are centred around idea validation and execution, learning, experiments, and ways of minimizing the effort to bring a meaningful new product to market. For the majority of product owners, having an MVP is not a question at all, while some are still skeptical about spending time on this […] Read more »

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

BY Swati Sharma on December 7, 2020

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy. Roadblocks like increasing competition, time constraints, market saturation, changing trends, evolving technologies, and limited funds make the destination look farther away. Meanwhile, the mounting pressure of being out-competed keeps pulling you […] Read more »

Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

BY Rebecca Freeman on October 12, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis –  then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Product Waste – Do you really have time and money to waste […] Read more »

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Schels on July 22, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development. Below you’ll find videos for the following: Roadmapping with C Todd Lombardo Prioritisation for Impact with Gabrielle Bufrem Lean Product Development with Jeff Gothelf Dual-Track Development Demystified with […] Read more »

How Uniregistry Used Smoke Testing in Product Validation: A Case Study

BY Bartosz Mozyrko on February 13, 2020

It’s said that more than two-thirds of software projects fail to deliver expected results. As a result, the team at Uniregistry decided to take a new approach to product validation in an attempt to avoid the same fate. Here’s how they used smoke tests to explore a new opportunity. Overview This case study describes a part […] Read more »

Techniques to Help you Build a High-Performing Team

BY Anna Goss on February 8, 2018

I think of high-performing teams like a personal best on a run: they don’t happen overnight or by accident, but they’re worth it. As product managers, we’re often on point for building team culture. And we really feel the benefit of it when teams are working well together: a team that can move fast, understand […] Read more »

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

BY Alexandre Gabadou on October 4, 2017

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. In Lean methodologies, you build an MVP to collect user feedback and confirm your hypotheses, or you learn from your mistakes and pivot. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will […] Read more »

Product Lifecycle Management - Beyond the Early Adopter

BY Chris Massey on October 26, 2016

Craig Strong, VP of Product Lifecycle Management at Pearson, talks about the work they have done to evolve their product lifecycle management and the key learnings that have taken place along the way. Pearson are a long established global company with multiple brands and acquisitions., and product lifecycle management has been a catalyst for changing […] Read more »