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The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn't our Users be? by Mirja Bester

BY Petra Wille on November 19, 2018

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the […] Read more »

Product Discovery vs Daily Business by Natalie Moschner and Giorgia Gabrielli

BY Giorgia Gabrielli on October 2, 2018

In this talk to the MTP Engage Hamburg audience my colleague Natalie Moschner and I share some of our experiences and learnings from implementing product discovery in daily work routines, and we look at how we integrated product discovery in a firm with over 400 employees like AutoScout24. Product Discovery Basics Firstly, you should keep […] Read more »

Let's Engage - Live Data Visualisation at MTP Engage Hamburg 2018

BY Arne Kittler on August 22, 2018

True to the “Engage” of our conference title we always look for formats that go beyond brilliant presentations and that give our attendees opportunities to interact with each other and grow their network within the product community. But we also wanted to try something new at this year’s MTP Engage conference in order to create […] Read more »

Scaling at Full Speed by Tanja Lau

BY Tanja Lau on August 8, 2018

“The hallmark of successful scaling is knowing when to hit the brakes so you can scale faster later,” according to Bob Sutton, organizational behavior expert at Stanford’s School of Engineering. I couldn’t agree more. Finding the right moment to enter the growth phase is crucial. Startups are quite vulnerable to focusing too much on scaling […] Read more »

A Flop or a Bull's-Eye by Julia Weiper

BY Julia Weiper on August 1, 2018

As product managers, our job is to make the right decisions. However, as human beings, our decision-making is constantly impaired by systematic cognitive biases, making it really hard to decide objectively and rationally. For example, we look up to our most successful peers and are therefore biased to follow industry leaders such as Spotify, Soundcloud, […] Read more »

Don't Join the Cult by Paul Adams

BY Arne Kittler on July 5, 2018

The final keynote of this year’s MTP Engage came from Paul Adams, VP of product at Intercom. In the preparations leading up to the conference, Paul had warned me that he would challenge some common beliefs in the audience. We were excited, because we wanted to end the conference by giving our audience something to […] Read more »

Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

BY Andrew Martinez-Fonts on June 15, 2018

What does culture have to do with building great products? In my opinion, everything. I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. I manage a team of […] Read more »

Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

BY Petra Wille on June 8, 2018

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. If the audience was expecting a speech which shot down agile methodologies, they were wrong. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile […] Read more »

Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

BY Christian Becker on June 1, 2018

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product. The standard answer within product […] Read more »

Democratising Online Controlled Experiments at Booking.com by Lukas Vermeer

BY Arne Kittler on May 24, 2018

Booking.com is a European company with a reputation for running experiments in a sophisticated way. Lukas Vermeer is a senior product owner at Booking.com and one of the key players who established not only the tooling, but more importantly the culture behind experimentation at Booking.com. The title of his keynote at MTP Engage refers to an […] Read more »