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SUNDAY REWIND: Just Say No - Hard Decisions in Product Management

BY Eira Hayward on October 16, 2022

In this 2015 post, Jason Burke, then VP of Product at a Boston-based start-up called clypd, offers some advice on how product managers can prioritise when they’re faced with endless lists of work to be done. You can’t do it all, says Jason, and there’s the problem. Included on the lists are features that someone […] Read more »

The balanced scorecard: a framework that drives impact

BY Jean-Christophe Vanderstraeten on May 17, 2022

In this article, we’ll dig deep into one specific framework that I fancy a lot for its genericity and its simplicity to apply. In the end, you will master the key principles and be able to come up with clear priorities based on their estimated business impact. […] Read more »

How to bring product thinking to any team by Merissa Silk

BY Andres Phillips on February 11, 2022

In this ProductTank London talk, Merissa Silk provides practical advice on becoming more product-led and tips on how to get everyone in your organization thinking like a product person. […] Read more »

November Roundup: Prioritisation, Hiring and Development, OKRs and More

BY Imogen Schels on November 30, 2020

This November, our membership content covered topics like prioritisation, hiring and development, and OKRs. But members were also treated to the month’s #mtpcon Digital keynote talks and more. Read on for a recap and, if you’re not yet a member but would love in on the action, you can check out our membership plans today. How […] Read more »

Prioritisation for product managers: are we doing it right?

BY Imogen Schels on November 13, 2020

In this report, we explore prioritisation including the frameworks you rate (and slate), challenges of the prioritisation process and how to overcome them. […] Read more »

Building a Bespoke Prioritisation Framework: A Case Study

BY Imogen Schels on November 13, 2020

In this case study, Katerina Suchkova, Group Product Manager at 15Five, explains how she and her team devised a prioritisation formula to get them through the challenge of 2020. As a remote company, our team typically gets together twice a year, at the annual company R&D retreat. In September 2019 we went on our last R&D […] Read more »

Product People on Prioritisation

BY Imogen Schels on November 13, 2020

We asked 55 people working in product management roles to share their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on the process of prioritisation. Read on for an overview of their feedback, and if you’re a Mind the Product member, you can access an extended report (more on this below). Who We Spoke To The majority of people […] Read more »

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

BY Helene Sanchez on November 12, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Ahmed El-Sharkasy – CEO and Co-Founder at Knowledge Officer – offers exceptional insights on product roadmapping and prioritisation. If you’re a startup or want to found one, this talk is for you. Or you can read the key learnings below: Have a flexible plan Don’t fall into the buzzword trap: embracing an […] Read more »

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

BY Petra Wille on October 23, 2020

Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. This was not an easy challenge and, although […] Read more »

Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

BY Rebecca Freeman on October 12, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis –  then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Product Waste – Do you really have time and money to waste […] Read more »