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How do you build a successful product team?

BY Eira Hayward on March 19, 2021 for Prioritised Members

What does it take to build and maintain a successful product team, one that’s driven, motivated and ultimately successful? In this post, speaking to a range of product experts, we try to answer this question. A combination of factors — like hiring the right people, establishing a vision, defining success in a way that everyone […] Read more »

Estimating Complexity - Liz Keogh on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 17, 2021

Estimation is a dark art — get it wrong, and your stakeholders will never forget (or forgive). We talked with agile consultant Liz Keogh about how to get this right, who estimates are for, her invaluable scale for estimating complexity, and how to pronounce the word Cynefin. In this episode, sponsored by Hotjar, listen to learn […] Read more »

Conducting User Interviews: A Practical Guide

BY Eira Hayward on March 5, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Hopefully, we all understand how important it is to talk to customers. As Marty Cagan observed in an interview last year, they’re one of the main sources of insights about a product, helping us to understand the issues with our products and why users do or don’t use them. But what if you’ve never conducted a […] Read more »

Do Things That Don't Scale by Colleen Graneto

BY Eira Hayward on March 1, 2021

In this talk to ProductTank Cardiff, Colleen Graneto, a product manager at Airbnb, looks at learning and doing things that don’t scale. Colleen starts with a quote from Airbnb founder Brian Chesky: “At Y-Combinator we were challenged to do things that don’t scale – to start with the perfect experience for one person, then work […] Read more »

Scaling Empowered Teams: Advice From Nilan Peiris

BY Louron Pratt on February 26, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leader members, Nilan Peiris, VP of Growth at Wise — formally known as TransferWise — shares his experience with scaling and empowering teams. Watch the recording in its entirety or read on for the highlights, including: Building autonomous fast-paced product teams Introducing tribes Building empowerment during fast-growth Persuading leadership to […] Read more »

How to use Storytelling to Create Powerful Product Demos

BY Kavir Kaycee on February 23, 2021

Storytelling is a powerful communication device. It goes back millennia to our hunter-gatherer days when we used to share over a campfire and entertain each other. How can we draw on these insights and use them in product demos? To answer this question, we have to remember that products are not just bundles of features. […] Read more »

The Best-Loved Product Management Content of 2020

BY Imogen Schels on December 31, 2020

2020, what a year – I’m sure you’re all sick of talking about it. But, before we turn the corner into 2021, let’s take a look back on something pretty positive—some of the best product management content of the year. From the guest posts created by you and content created by us with the help […] Read more »

The Impact of Covid on Product Managers and the Products They Build

BY Eira Hayward on November 6, 2020 for Prioritised Members

As many of the world’s major economies work to address the second wave of Covid-19, we thought it would be an appropriate time to look at how the pandemic has changed product management and whether these changes are likely to be long-lasting, even permanent. We can split businesses into those that have been able to […] Read more »

Critical Thinking for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 29, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

Critical thinking is a topic that resonated with product leaders in our state of product management survey late last year – many of you said that the ability to employ critical thinking had been the most essential skill in enabling you to progress your career. We thought this warranted closer examination and so we’ve canvassed […] Read more »

Why Product Managers Must Learn to say "I Don't Know"

BY Stanisław Plebanek on July 14, 2020

As product people one of our most important skills should be the ability to say no. We may have to use it when the stakeholders want to implement certain features or when the developers at our startup try to refactor the MVP code. But there is an additional power that you should master when developing […] Read more »