Anna Buldakova: A career transition from press to product

BY Eira Hayward on August 25, 2023

Product leader Anna Buldakova talks about the challenges of using AI in products, switching careers and her latest venture, a marketplace startup Read more »

Top product management reads in May

BY Eira Hayward on May 31, 2023

AI, chatbots and ChatGPT have dominated our postings this month, as we assimilate the implications of machine learning technology on our daily lives and our work. Here’s a roundup of the most-read posts on the Mind the Product blog in May. Read more »

Hiring product managers by Kate Leto

BY Anna von Hagen on April 7, 2023

In this ProductTank Edinburgh talk, independent product consultant and organisation design consultant Kate Leto talks about how to approach hiring in a different way.

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The dos and don'ts of mentoring in product

BY Eira Hayward on December 12, 2022

“Mentoring others is one of the main but unfortunately still an underutilised responsibility of a product manager once they reach a certain seniority,” says Floriane Gramlich, Director of Product/CPO for Zalando Payments, the fintech arm of fashion retailer Zalando. Plenty would agree with her, both inside and outside product management. A 2019 survey of 3,000 full-time Read more »

How I got my job in product - April Yang

BY Louron Pratt on July 19, 2022

April Yang is a Product Manager at Mozart Data. She has been working in product for three years and previously worked at Sote Logistics. Here’s how she got her job in product at her previous organisation. Read more »

From engineering to product management at Google

BY Andres Phillips on March 4, 2022

In this ProductTank Exeter talk, Stephanie Hannon, then Senior Director of Product Management at Google, sits down with Thor Mitchell for a Fireside chat to discuss what it’s like being a product manager and the things she’s learned over her career. Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Treat your career like you treat your products by Adam Warburton

BY Imogen Schels on January 9, 2022

At this time of year, many of us are thinking about our careers.  It’s that ‘New Year, new you’ thing. We think about our New Year goals and how to make them count which, for some, can bring our jobs into question. But, says Adam Warburton, whatever our reason for wanting a new job, we Read more »

Embracing Change as a Career Advantage by Sara Wood

BY Chris Massey on February 12, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Sara Wood, CEO of Kaluza and ex EVP Product of Farfetch, explained how to use change to your advantage as you progress through your career in Product. Watch the 30-minute session in full, or read on for the highlights. Time Moves Forward Sara explains that time and circumstance are Read more »

The Stages of Startups – Georgie Smallwood on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 20, 2021

Startups are often talked about as if they’re all the same, as if experience in one is directly transferable to another.  Georgie Smallwood, Chief Product Officer at Tier Mobility, joined us on the podcast to chat about the differences in working for earlier stage companies and those that are scaling up. She covers why she Read more »

Minimum viable product manager by Susana Videira Lopes

BY Edward Kendall on December 17, 2020

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Director of Product at Onfido Susana Videira Lopes, shares two different product career stories, explaining the which was most effective in serving both the business and the individual. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. The Horizontal Slice Susana begins by giving an example of Read more »