LATEST POSTS

Product Manager's Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

BY Drew Falkman on September 10, 2020

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our […] Read more »

Developing a Data-Driven Culture at Dow Jones, By Helen Hewitt

BY Andres Phillips on August 10, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Helen Hewitt, Global Head of Data Transformation at Dow Jones takes us through her personal journey with data and her work at Dow Jones in developing their data culture. Her key points include: Driving a data culture How we view our data DataSET Watch the video to see Helen’s talk […] 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 »

How to Fall Out of Love With Your Own Idea by Mirkka Lansisalo

BY Mirkka Lansisalo on July 26, 2019

In this talk from MTP Engage Hamburg I look at how we can become blinded to the faults of our own ideas, and how a collaborative organization culture can help to overcome this. A desire to change the world can be a key driver of success for entrepreneurs and startups, but sometimes it also has […] Read more »

Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

BY Panagiotis Goros on February 26, 2019

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than […] Read more »

Is that Job too Good to be True? How to Check you’re Applying for a Product Management Role

BY Jonathan Forman on January 31, 2019

You don’t have to look very far to find a ton of companies and organisations who are hiring for Product Management roles. If you’re lucky, you might be applying for a new job through a forward-thinking recruitment process where you see the demands of the role first-hand and can make a collective decision with your […] Read more »

Break Down Silos to Build a Culture Focused in a Single Direction

BY James Whitman on November 26, 2018

Have you ever worked in an environment where one part of the business didn’t talk to the other? Are your Product and Engineering teams pushing (or pulling!) in different directions? Does your Marketing team know what is happening in the Contact Centre? Does Logistics know what has been happening on the website recently? Does the […] Read more »

Why Commitment Culture Wins by Damian Hughes

BY Adam Warburton on October 3, 2018

In this ProductTank Manchester talk, Damian Hughes proposes that we should strive to create “commitment cultures”, as this kind of culture more often wins than other forms of culture. Damian roots the talk, and his book, on taking the lessons from a high-performing sports team – FC Barcelona – and applying them to business. The […] Read more »