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A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving

BY Manohar Sreekanth on June 23, 2020

In my last role as head of product and engineering for a group developing cloud-native services for the SAP Cloud Platform, my work led me to define a framework for product development that spans both product management and engineering and brings with it a focus on problem solving through the product lifecycle. In case you […] Read more »

Creating Solutions for COVID-19 Frontliners - a Case Study

BY Satyavati Kharde on April 26, 2020

  In Part 2 of our Coping Through COVID series, we learn how the team at Springer Nature Experiments quickly created an interface, packed with vital information on Coronavirus detection protocols for the scientific research community. Overview COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has brought everyday life to a halt all around the world. In mid-March, […] Read more »

Couldn't Care less About Your Industry? Good

BY Kate Clark on April 23, 2020

Why is having no passion for the industry you work in potentially a huge benefit when it comes to building products? In Product, the user is number one. We must get to know our users inside-out, live and breathe their worlds in order to spot where we can solve problems to make their life better, […] Read more »

Crazy Busy Product People - Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on January 1, 2020

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Randy’s Pick ‘Tis the season to make a list of resolutions for […] Read more »

Product Growth = People Growth by Nilan Peiris

BY Adam Warburton on March 8, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Nilan Peiris of Transferwise talks about simultaneously growing a business and growing its people, and how the two aren’t at all mutually exclusive – in fact, it’s the exact opposite. Money transfer service Transferwise has undergone phenomenal growth and now moves over £3 billion a month, saving its customers more […] Read more »

Why Listening is Crucial to Product - and How to do it Better

BY Lisa Rogoff on January 29, 2019

As a recovering product manager turned executive coach, I’ve found that there’s actually quite a bit of overlap between building and launching successful products and supporting individuals in gaining self-awareness and building leadership skills. In both worlds, it’s critical to understand the system, have a solid strategy, be able to provide ongoing support, and measure […] Read more »

Ditch the Solution-First Mindset and Start by Defining the Problem

BY Ludivine Siau on April 26, 2018

Both in life and at work, we tend to come up with solutions before defining the problem they solve. From “I need to stop eating chocolate” to “let’s add Facebook Login to our online checkout”, we can’t help it. It’s natural – solutions and features are easy to imagine and talk about with other people. […] Read more »

The Unplayable Piano: How Frustration Makes Us Creative

BY Martin Eriksson on November 11, 2016

Behavioural Economist and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford gave us a fascinating presentation on why frustration makes us creative, and why we should sometimes embrace the messiness around us at this year’s #mtpcon. Harford began with the story of a 1975 performance by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett at the Cologne Opera House when, as the […] Read more »