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SUNDAY REWIND: Why mistakes are key for product excellence

BY Eira Hayward on April 14, 2024

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a product leader Francesca Cortesi’s post from 2021 on how important mistakes and failure are for product people and why they are key to success and excellence. Read more »

Lessons learned when a product launch fails

BY Eira Hayward on November 20, 2023

As a product manager how do you respond when your product fails? We find out what some senior product people have learned from their experiences of failure. Read more »

How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham

BY Eira Hayward on November 16, 2023

Marc Abraham, Product Director at financial services business Backbase, shows us how to learn from our product mistakes and offers a framework for failing better Read more »

Easy ways to avoid the product graveyard

BY Eira Hayward on June 27, 2022

We all know most products fail, (as many as 90% of them, according to some reports) so let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for this to happen. Here’s a list of key questions to ask yourself so that – hopefully – your product doesn’t have to fall into the same Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: The root causes of product failure by Marty Cagan

BY Imogen Schels on December 5, 2021

This Sunday Rewind, we go back to 2015, a product great – Silicon Valley Product Group founder, Marty Cagan – and the topic of product failure. Read more »

Why do products fail?

BY Eira Hayward on June 25, 2021

Most products fail, even in the best companies — and for every AdWords there’s a Google Glass. The failure rate for digital products could be as high as 90%, depending on which report you read. It’s a metric that hasn’t moved much in the last few years, despite all we know about the benefits of Read more »

90% of Everything is Crap - Adrian Howard on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 6, 2020

At ProductCamp Southwest UK earlier this year, Adrian Howard ran a session that focused on something he termed ‘Sturgeon’s biases‘ – where he talked about how the experience of being in a community was not evenly distributed, about the fact that like-minded people tend to group together, and that 90% of everything is crap. We Read more »

How I Fail - A Founder’s Perspective by June Angelides

BY Annie Witcombe on March 29, 2019

A former tech investment banker, June Angelides is the founder of Mums in Technology, the first child-friendly coding school in the UK. A lack of options for learning alongside her baby led June to create a skills-based tech programme for like-minded mothers raising children. In this ProductTank London talk, June demonstrates a new way for Read more »

Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix's Social Strategy

BY Gibson Biddle on December 4, 2018

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. I often highlight that half of Netflix’s high-level product strategies fail in order to help product leaders to understand how hard it is to launch and grow startups. I also think Read more »

Why your IT Project is Doomed to Fail - David Kullmann (ProductTank NYC)

BY Tremis Skeete on March 17, 2017

David Kullman talks to ProductTank NYC about why most projects are doomed to fail right from the very start. David is a Partner and Development Manager at CitrusByte, working with both large corporations and startups to develop innovative software solutions to challenges they may be facing. IT Project Failures – The Statistics In 1995, IT Read more »