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You Don't Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

BY Emily Tate on August 30, 2019

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to Read more »

How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019

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 »

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

BY Emily Tate on August 16, 2019

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. In this talk he shares what platforms can mean for our product strategies, and what his team learned as they discovered how to build a platform at Shopify. Read more »

Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

BY Valerie Gee on August 9, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. The Power of Optimism At the start of his keynote Sippey says that: “Most acts of creation – live Read more »

Banish your inner critic by Denise Jacobs

BY Emily Tate on August 2, 2019

What blocks us from doing our best work? This is the question that Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic, asks us in the opening keynote of #mtpcon San Francisco. Read more »

What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2019

BY Emily Tate on July 24, 2019

In the fifth year of #mtpcon San Francisco, 1,650 product people came together to celebrate our craft and learn from each other. Here is a look at what we learned from this year’s line-up of speakers: Product Challenges are Universal Mind the Product founder Martin Eriksson opened the conference by reminding us why we gather Read more »

Insights From the #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum

BY Kate Bennet on July 23, 2019

As product management evolves, so do the challenges and questions facing product management leaders. At last week’s #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum, senior product professionals got together to discuss the current hot topics of career paths, talent management, and psychological safety. Here are some of the insights that surfaced during this year’s forum. Theme Read more »