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SUNDAY REWIND: Applying product principles to guide better product decisions

BY Eira Hayward on September 18, 2022

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back to a post from Nir Gazit on how to use product principles as a framework for decision making at all levels of an organisation. Nir takes us through his advice for writing product principles with a list of dos and don’ts, together with examples. Make a clear decision. Do state […] Read more »

Learnings from #mtpcon: Donna Lichaw on crafting products that engage

BY Eira Hayward on September 9, 2022

This look at what we’ve learned from years past at #mtpcon London takes us back to 2016 and a talk from Donna Lichaw on the importance of storytelling in product management: Crafting products that engage. Donna is a film-school graduate turned product specialist, and she uses her experience in film to develop and advocate a […] Read more »

I bet you think this product is about you - Tony Poon on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 7, 2022

It’s a common saying that ‘ego is the biggest product killer’. In this weeks’ podcast episode, CPO at R-Zero, Tony Poon, delves into a discussion with Lily and Randy about how to ensure that your ego doesn’t get in the way of discovering and managing the best products. […] Read more »

Good habits for continuous discovery

BY Eira Hayward on September 5, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Certainly, discovery practices have evolved enormously over the last 10 years, and a lot more teams are running experiments, interviewing customers, testing their assumptions and the rest than a decade ago.  But continuous discovery is still one of those product practices where everyone can see the benefits but finds really hard to make happen. […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Stop thinking about the user interface

BY Eira Hayward on August 28, 2022

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back a few years to an article from Juan Jose Ramirez that unpicks our approach to product design and suggests a design methodology that product managers may find useful to add to their workflow. The author says that most product professionals start with a high-end design for their product […] Read more »

Learnings from London: Dave Wascha - Inside the mind of a product manager

BY Eira Hayward on August 26, 2022

In this week’s Learnings from London, we look back at the high spots from #mtpcon London in years past we bring you Dave Wascha’s talk from 2014, Inside the mind of a product manager. […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: 5 essential elements of perfect product messaging

BY Eira Hayward on August 21, 2022

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back a few years to a post from Elisabeth Cullivan Thomas that examines how to get a product’s marketing messages right. Elisabeth says: “One of the first things that I think about when launching a new product or service is how do we get people to notice? How do […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Escaping the build trap by Melissa Perri

BY Eira Hayward on August 14, 2022

In this Sunday Rewind we look back at Melissa Perri’s insightful talk, Escaping the build trap, from our 2017 San Francisco conference. A lot of teams are stuck in ‘the build trap’ she says. They’re busy defining and shipping software with no measures of success, managing the backlog, and focusing on getting features out the […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Behind every great product by Marty Cagan

BY Eira Hayward on August 7, 2022

In this Sunday Rewind we look back at Marty Cagan’s opening keynote from mtpcon London 2016, where he shares his thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products. Behind every great product there is always someone who works hard to solve incredibly difficult problems. In this […] Read more »

Data management: collect and organise

BY Eira Hayward on August 1, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Whether you’re a data product manager or a product manager, data will be at the heart of everything you do. In this two-part series we’ll look at the importance of data and how data can help you to do a better job as a product manager. TL;DR Data is both quantitative and qualitative: don’t just […] Read more »