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Lean Product Management by Itamar Gilad

BY Eira Hayward on February 1, 2021

In this talk to ProductTank Cardiff product management coach and one-time Google product manager Itamar Gilad looks at how to deal with uncertainty through lean product management. Itamar starts with a story from his former company Google and how it has dealt with social networking over the years. Google had a social networking service called […] 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 »

Using Retros to Create Continuous Improvement - Matt Walton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 25, 2020

Matt Walton was one of the founders of FutureLearn, where he scaled the product team and organisation from nothing to the significant player in online education that it is today. Along the way, he learned a lot about continuous improvement of both the product and the processes for building it – including the use of […] 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 »

Remote Discovery - Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 22, 2020

We’ve heard it again and again – these are odd times; we’re not working remotely, we’re working during a crisis; this is not the new normal. You’re not working the same way, and your customers have different needs than they did a month ago. We turned to Teresa Torres – our first repeat guest! – […] Read more »

Product Warrior Podcast: Tristan Kromer on how to Help the Team Embrace Lean

BY Dave Martin on July 12, 2018

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, discusses the concept of the Lean methodology and helping teams adopt an experimental approach. Silicon Valley Lean startup coach Tristan Kromer helps product teams to move fast through experimentation. He writes articles and e-books at https://grasshopperherder.com/. In this episode I chat with Tristan about: What […] Read more »

Why a Design Sprint is Better Than Real Life (and how to Keep Those Vibes When the Week Finishes)

BY Jobina Hardy on October 6, 2017

Last month I participated in a Design Sprint, a structured and facilitated Lean development workshop designed and championed by Google Ventures. This is a regimented five-day process of unpicking a core business challenge and working up a speedy solution that then gets tested with real humans. On the face of it, the primary goal of […] 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 »

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

BY Janna Bastow on May 22, 2017

I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Is it the false sense of security that you’re setting yourself up to deliver a list of features based on untested assumptions and educated guesses? Is it the delusion that locking your organisation into a plan a year in advance equals […] Read more »

Bringing MVP Culture to Every Product Feature

BY Diego Pereira on October 29, 2014

What “lean” means for us in product development I very firmly include myself in the group of people converted to the “lean” product philosophy, but what does this word really mean? Well for the broader context, lean derives from post-war Japanese culture, where limited resources were the standard. Working in these conditions – a situation […] Read more »