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Product management books to read in 2023

BY Eira Hayward on January 16, 2023

What’s on your bookshelf? Reading is an essential occupation for any product manager who wants to keep learning and developing their skills and stay current. As Fran Lebowitz famously said, “think before you speak, read before you think”. Although it’s a relatively young profession, product management has already spawned some pretty classic reference works. So […] Read more »

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 »

Back to school with Matt Walton

BY Eira Hayward on December 5, 2022

They say the best teachers inspire and show you where to look. It’s this sentiment that led Matt Walton to forge a career as a product leader in edtech, first at digital education platform FutureLearn, and now at a new university in the UK that wants to equip its graduates with the interdisciplinary perspectives and […] Read more »

Master the art of leading through influence by Shyvee Shi

BY Louron Pratt on November 24, 2022

In this #mtpcon SF+Americas 2022 breakout session, Shyvee Shi, Product Manager at Linkedin Learning discussed influencing without authority in product management. Watch this video or read on for key highlights from the talk! […] Read more »

Product vision and strategy - Marty Cagan on The Product Experience - Part 1 of 2

BY The Product Experience on November 16, 2022

On this week’s podcast episode, we welcomed someone who needs no introduction. Marty Cagan, Founder and Partner of Silicon Valley Product Group , and Author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered” delved into a plethora of topics including strategy, vision, ethics, and ways of working. We struggled to fit so many product insights into one episode, so we decided to split it into two parts! Sit back, grab a drink, and listen to some of the wisest words of wisdom in product. […] Read more »

How to build a product team from scratch

BY Eira Hayward on November 7, 2022

The great thing about building out a product team from scratch is that you set the tone for how Product functions in a business. However it’s an exercise that comes with lots of big questions you need to answer and more than a few pitfalls, even if you think you’ve thought everything through thoroughly before […] Read more »

Finding your frosting as a product leader by Jeff Birkeland

BY Jon Horvath on October 10, 2022

In this keynote session at #mtpcon SF+Americas 2022, Jeff Birkeland, VP of Product at Headspace Health, explores how your path to becoming a great product leader through a journey of self-discovery and understanding. […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND - How to get things done: Raise your organisational awareness by Kate Leto

BY Eira Hayward on October 9, 2022

This Sunday Rewind from Kate Leto takes us back a few years to examine organisational awareness, which she describes as a product leader’s ability to manoeuvre the complex human networks and patterns of influence, values, emotions and power that make up an organisation’s operating system. Someone with high organisational awareness can, says Kate: Make more […] Read more »

Learnings from London: The secret sauce to hiring great product people by Kate Leto

BY Louron Pratt on September 30, 2022

Today, we look back to the not-so-distant past of pre-pandemic times at #mtpcon London 2019. Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. […] Read more »

Giving direction in product with Janna Bastow, Chiedza Muguti, and Nacho Bassino

BY Arne Kittler on September 22, 2022

This session On Giving Direction as a product manager was one of the themed sessions during MTPEngage Hamburg 2022. A stellar line-up of speakers shared their respective perspectives on how product leaders or product managers provide others with the necessary orientation to pull in one direction. […] Read more »