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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 »

Patrick Roelof 's 10 Essential tips for new Product Managers

BY Chris Massey on July 24, 2020

Thanks to his 2019 MTP Engage Hamburg talk, we now know 10 things Patrick Roelof wishes he’d known at the start of his career. Here he helps you to get one step ahead of the game by sharing them, giving you suggestions on how to adjust the way you work and excel in your product management […] Read more »

Why we Fought SAFe and how we Lost, by Stephen Culligan

BY Sarah Oliver on July 3, 2020

Stephen Culligan shares an honest and humorous tale of a ‘failed’ attempt to take on SAFe as a consultant in a large enterprise company, and the lessons that came out of the experience. Despite setting and aligning clear product, business and technical goals, employing modern product discovery techniques, and defining the North Star, the project […] Read more »

The Product People We Want to Be - What We Learned at MTP Engage

BY Jon Horvath on February 8, 2020

This week (6-7 February), MTP Engage Manchester 2020 saw over 500 product people descend upon the iconic Manchester Central to immerse themselves in two days of product learning. On Thursday, things kicked off with a range of deep-dive workshops and leadership discussions, followed by the conference on Friday. Let’s take a look at some of the many […] Read more »

Look to the Left By Dave Wascha

BY Andres Phillips on February 3, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Dave Wascha, then Chief Product Officer at Moonpig, shares with us some insight on solving customer problems by mapping them out and then looking forward and back in time as they relate to one another. His key points include: Understanding customer problems Looking to the left How far to the […] Read more »

Our DNA: the Original Modern City by Mike Perls

BY Graeme Goulden on March 22, 2019

Anyone who stood in Manchester’s Albert Square on the afternoon of 23 May 2017 for the public vigil after the Manchester Arena bomb attack will remember hearing poet Tony Walsh read his poem “This is the place”. His phrase “Mancunians in union” resonated with many of us and was something we wanted to celebrate at […] Read more »

There's a new Band in Town: Building Fan Tech by Carl Norberg

BY Graeme Goulden on March 15, 2019

Creating magic (moments) is what sport is all about – in theory. But it applies to product development too. At #MTPEngage Manchester we had a great opportunity to combine both of these elements with Carl Norberg’s talk about Fantom – a wearable band that brings you closer to your chosen sports team. User engagement is central […] Read more »

Product and Place by Lou Cordwell

BY Graeme Goulden on March 1, 2019

One objective of #MTPEngage MCR was to provide insights into what we can learn from Manchester’s heritage – from how we ship product through to how we iterate as needs dictate.  We can start with something completely different from what we end up shipping through being agile and responsive to change. Lou Cordwell’s talk at […] Read more »

Changing the Weather Inside your Organisation by Tom Loosemore

BY Adam Warburton on February 22, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Tom Loosemore of Public Digital talks about how to create the right climate internally to do “good” product management, as often, it’s the internal climate that’s more than half the battle of building good products. To start, we first have to understand what we mean by digital. Public Digital define […] Read more »

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas This Year

BY Emily Tate on December 20, 2018

Dear Santa, It’s me again – your favorite product manager! I am writing to let you know that I’ve been very good this year. I have been completely focused on my customers, talking to them regularly and incorporating their feedback. I have ruthlessly prioritized my backlog, always making sure I have the next most important […] Read more »