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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Stories – Grant Farhall on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 23, 2020

As product people, we work extensively with images. While our designers may be doing the heavy lifting, who hasn’t spent an extra 30 minutes trying to find the perfect image to help get a point across for an executive presentation?  (It can’t just be us who does that…) That’s why we invited Grant Farhall, Chief […] Read more »

The Hidden Costs of Constantly Shipping new Things

BY Michal Bugno on August 25, 2020

I worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM. It was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time I saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality. Lately, I’ve been thinking a bit more about a […] 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 »

Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

BY Eira Hayward on May 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

Georgie Smallwood has a lot to say about the different ways that product management is practised around the world. In a product career that has taken her from Australia to Hong Kong and to Europe, she’s currently Chief Product Officer for Berlin-based challenger bank N26. She’s spent her eight years in Product working for a […] Read more »

The Birth of a Product Community

BY Andrew Tokeley on April 1, 2020

You will be pleased to hear that this is not another post about COVID-19. It has no tips for working remotely. I have no idea how to entertain your kids while their school is closed. I don’t know why people are panic-buying toilet paper. Instead, and as part of Mind the Product APAC, I want […] Read more »

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

BY Jase Clamp on August 20, 2019

A few years ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book on Zappos, a company that has been lauded for its amazing culture. In the book he shares his view on the four pillars for happiness: progress, purpose, control, and connection. Although various people have made lists of this type, this particular list has resonated the most […] Read more »

Can Product Culture Save Media? by Anita Zielina

BY Tobias Freudenreich on July 12, 2019

Anita Zielina’s keynote at this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg addresses the question of whether “product culture” can save the media industry. Anita, who is director of innovation and leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, focuses on the underlying problem of how to change organizations that do not want to change […] Read more »

How to Establish Product Culture (With a Little Help From World Product Day)

BY Faye Benfield on June 13, 2019

Parkinson’s UK is a pioneering and driven organisation; we’re transforming our organisation to ensure we are fit for a digital society. Establishing agile and product culture is critical to us becoming a modern organisation that continuously improves. Cultural change is about changing behaviour and attitude, which is hard and takes time. We have around 500 […] Read more »

How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on June 3, 2019

A fish swims along, passes another fish and shouts: “How’s the water?” The other fish looks at him and asks: “What the heck is water?” This story illustrates how difficult it is to describe something we navigate every day, that defines what is possible, and in certain cases, enables us to do the impossible. In […] 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 »