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An Explorer's Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

BY Chris Massey on January 25, 2021

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution. Ultimately, it boils down to developing a pragmatic model for managing risks and investments, and […] 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 »

Case Study: Launching PayMe from HSBC

BY Adam Darcy on April 16, 2020

Before moving to super app Gojek to lead its efforts on mass financial inclusion, Adam Darcy developed PayMe, a product that has helped to transform the way young people in Hong Kong think about HSBC. Here he explains how they took PayMe from a thin MLP to become the most successful payments app in Hong Kong. […] 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 »

Want Better Product Managers? Throw Them In at the Deep End

BY Timo Hilhorst on March 13, 2018

I recently read a write-up of what looked like a very interesting roundtable discussion with product leaders in London. The last of the four topics particularly caught my eye: “how do you increase the commercial acumen of product managers?”. The article suggested that “product people (especially those in Europe) are weak commercially”, which “can lead to […] Read more »

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

BY Jonny Schneider on September 20, 2017

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point. When people talk about Lean, the conversation often ends at process optimization, waste, and quality, and misses so much of what the Lean mindset offers. Design Thinking is held high as the […] Read more »

Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

BY Kieran Forde on April 19, 2017

Every product comes with a tumultuous ‘origin story’. Ours is still unfolding, but I’ve been reflecting on what building a product business within a service agency has brought to the tale. We decided, about 18 months ago, that our consultancy business model, though growing and successful, could benefit from diversification — specifically, from creating something with tangible intellectual property. Six […] Read more »

Get Your Team Experimenting More by Using One Little Word...

BY Kate Leto on March 28, 2017

For me, as it also is for many product people, the idea of applying a scientific approach to product management came from Eric Ries in Lean Startup – put simply, his approach outlines the way companies can successfully build and launch new products by learning what their customers really want and by testing continuously. In […] Read more »

Oprah versus Spock: Advice from Dan Olsen and The Lean Product Playbook

BY Laure Parsons on December 1, 2016

“Product/Market Fit” is a concept that every start-up founder knows is important, but many have trouble achieving or even defining. In The Lean Product Playbook, author Dan Olsen details a six-step process to achieving product/market fit: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your value proposition Specify your MVP feature set Create your […] Read more »

Lean experiments: Tristan Kromer on better product process

BY Laure Parsons on November 16, 2016

I spoke to Lean Startup coach Tristan Kromer at Lean Startup Week earlier this month, where he presented a workshop about a “lean experiments toolbox”. Lean Startup Week is a conference for teams and leaders interested in applying a Lean Startup methodology to their product and Tristan helped to organise the Lean Unconference that kicked off […] Read more »