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 »

Finding your way in product management without a technical background

BY Ambre Josse on July 21, 2022

Breaking into a product management career when you do not have a technical background can seem intimidating if not impossible. In this article, Ambre Josse dives into what is really behind the best way to embrace a product career if you do not have a technical background. […] Read more »

June's top product management content

BY Eira Hayward on June 30, 2022

Hard on the heels of mtpcon Digital Americas in May, our mtpEngage conference in Hamburg returned in June after a two-year absence. This month we also aired podcasts with California’s Chief Technology Innovation Officer Rick Klau and Mark Tsirekas, VP of Product at nutritional science startup Zoe. Here’s a recap of our top posts this […] Read more »

What it takes to be a great Product Manager - Lily Smith (and Jason Knight) on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 25, 2022

On this week’s podcast, we speak to Lily Smith, Head of Product and Gro….wait…that name sounds familiar? For this special episode on the podcast experience, we decided to turn the tables and interview our very own podcast host, Lily Smith, Head of Product Growth at Bower Collective. With her many years of experience working in […] Read more »

How to make product decisions with transparency and trust by Ellen Gottesdierner

BY Andres Phillips on May 13, 2022

Healthy product decision-making is a sign of a healthy product team. In this ProductTank London talk, product coach Ellen Gottesdierner highlights some of the dysfunctions around decision making and offers ways to overcome them. […] Read more »

Rerun: Perfection is the enemy of progress - Matt LeMay on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 20, 2022

If a product manager is doing their job really well, they will be invisible and the results will speak for themselves. In this rebroadcasted podcast episode, product coach, consultant, and author speaks with Lily and Randy about the product management craft and how the best product managers do their job really well. […] Read more »

A product managers' dilemma in pursuing a career in startups versus large corporations

BY Gurucharan Raghunathan on April 19, 2022

One of the most typical difficulties that a Product Manager faces is deciding whether to work for a startup or a larger organisation in order to advance their career. Let’s go over the characteristics of a Product Management function in both startups and larger businesses. […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Why do we forget that product management is a tough career?

BY Eira Hayward on April 17, 2022

Today’s Sunday Rewind looks back at an article with some words of caution and advice to people early in their product management careers written by Rik Higham, currently Product Lead for Payments at Deliveroo. Product management is harder and more subtle than it appears to be from the outside, and good product managers make it […] Read more »