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The Importance of Empathy, By Jack Sheppard

BY Andres Phillips on August 11, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Jack Sheppard, then Product Designer at 11FS gives us a lesson on empathy and its importance in the world of product. He shares some guidance on how empathy can make better product managers. His key points include: What empathy is Where empathy comes from The effect of modern life […] Read more »

Here Be Dragons - Product and Discovery, by Randy Silver

BY Andres Phillips on August 7, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Randy Silver (a freelance product consultant) takes us on a journey of discovery, with dragons, giants and better decisions. He explains to us the true meaning of product and discovery, while showing us how to use discovery more effectively to help in our jobs as product people. His key […] Read more »

Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

BY Chris Massey on May 29, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ross Webb reveals some simple techniques that can be applied to help us communicate and develop much more effectively. For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face […] Read more »

The GIST Framework by Itamar Gilad

BY Nathan Langley on April 10, 2020

In this talk from #MTP Engage Manchester consultant Itamar Gilad takes us through his GIST (goals, ideas, steps, tasks) framework. Itamar has over 20 years of product management experience working with industry leaders such as Google and Microsoft. He’s now a consultant, speaker and writer. Three Types of Launch Part of the role of a […] Read more »

Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

BY Fred Esere on March 27, 2020

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester, Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op, challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking. She draws from her own experience to illustrate just how critical it is to think about scaling the team as an activity that […] Read more »

The Product of You by Melissa Perri

BY Jon Horvath on March 20, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader. Key Points: Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite You should look for opportunities to diversify your skill set There is […] Read more »

The Magic in Conflict by Shaun Russell

BY Jon Horvath on March 13, 2020

In this keynote from MTP Engage Manchester, Shaun Russell explains why product people need to lean into conflict. Key Points: Conflict aversion is learned behaviour The path of least resistance is rarely the right direction The stakeholder and product manager relationship should be transparent As product people, we must lean into conflict Shaun describes a […] Read more »

Jobs to be Done by Joe Leech

BY Jon Horvath on February 28, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, using a simple example, Joe Leech demonstrates how we can employ the “Jobs to be done” framework, deconstructing company outputs and examining the importance of user stories. Key Points: Evaluate the competitive space Don’t just think function – emotional and social job stories are significant You can’t rely on […] Read more »

The Beautiful Mess by John Cutler

BY Jon Horvath on February 21, 2020

John Cutler is a Product Evangelist at Amplitude who helps product teams to become happier and more effective. Here, in his 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how we must all embrace ‘the beautiful mess’ and learn to navigate change in order to be more successful. Watch the video to see his talk in full. […] Read more »

Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

BY Jon Horvath on February 14, 2020

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020, Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: Uncomfortable topics become less scary when talked about […] Read more »