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Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

BY Valerie Gee on September 6, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Products have become much more complex over the last 20 years and an increasingly competitive Read more »

Enabling Outcome-Oriented Product Organisations Through OKRs by Sonja Mewes

BY Sonja Mewes on August 16, 2019

While most product people can agree on the attributes of an effective goal, turning them into tangible results is a different story. Goals quickly lose their effectiveness when product teams are not able to link them to the actions of their daily work. However, before you join in the OKR hype, it makes sense to Read more »

The Benefits of Attending MTP Engage as a Team

BY Adam Warburton on August 15, 2019

Have you ever asked your boss if you can attend a conference, only to be told that someone else in your team is going, and they’ll report back what they’ve learned? It’s disappointing, isn’t it? While there is a lot of value in someone reporting back to a team, it assumes that the only reason Read more »

Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

BY Valerie Gee on August 9, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. The Power of Optimism At the start of his keynote Sippey says that: “Most acts of creation – live Read more »

Banish your inner critic by Denise Jacobs

BY Emily Tate on August 2, 2019

What blocks us from doing our best work? This is the question that Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic, asks us in the opening keynote of #mtpcon San Francisco. Read more »

Want to Speak at MTP Engage Manchester? Apply for Free Training in Public Speaking

BY Adam Warburton on July 31, 2019

Hopefully you’ve heard the news; MTP Engage Manchester will be back on 6th and 7th February 2020 – and even better than before! Last year, we had a fabulous array of speakers (you can see some of their talks here), ranging from voices from our local ProductTanks to internationally renowned speakers. All last year’s talks went Read more »

What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2019

BY Emily Tate on July 24, 2019

In the fifth year of #mtpcon San Francisco, 1,650 product people came together to celebrate our craft and learn from each other. Here is a look at what we learned from this year’s line-up of speakers: Product Challenges are Universal Mind the Product founder Martin Eriksson opened the conference by reminding us why we gather Read more »

Introducing the First Keynote Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2020

BY Graeme Goulden on July 11, 2019

MTP Engage Manchester returns in 2020 on the 6th and 7th February, and next year its focus will be you – your conference, built for the product community, by the product community. With such a strong product management community, we’ve chosen to hone in on you, and focus on personal and professional development and how Read more »

Negotiate Like a Pro(duct Manager) by Garry Prior

BY Adam Warburton on June 14, 2019

In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Garry Prior, Director of Product at THG Ingenuity, explores how negotiation is central to being a product manager, and looks into key areas to focus on during negotiations. As product people we spend our working lives negotiating internally with colleagues and externally with customers and partners. Given this, you Read more »

MTP Engage Manchester is Back Next Year - and it Will be all About you

BY Adam Warburton on June 13, 2019

MTP Engage Manchester will be back on the 6th and 7th February 2020 – and better than before. We received lots of positive feedback and suggestions of what we might do differently after this year’s event, and we’ve listened to this feedback to pull together what we hope is a conference that beats expectations. Build, Read more »