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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

BY Petra Wille on November 22, 2018

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list. I’ve been part of the curation team for the first two MTP Engage conferences […]

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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 […]

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Give Public Speaking a try and get Ready for a Bigger Stage

BY Petra Wille on November 15, 2018

We all love to attend product conferences and events like ProductTank. It’s where we learn, where we meet our tribe, and where we exchange experiences. But, as co-organiser for MTP Engage Hamburg (and I’m sure every other organiser of such events will agree), it’s hard to find speakers. It’s not hard to find people with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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