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How do you Implement Effective Product Experimentation?

BY Jon Noronha on October 16, 2018

As product managers, our job is to determine what matters most to our customers. At any given time, there could be 100 really great ideas that need implementing, but realistically we can only complete two or three per month. We have to ask ourselves: which three do we build? How deep do we go? And Read more »

Acing the Product Management Interview - What They Don't Tell you

BY Randy Silver on October 12, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: What’s your favourite product, and why? Or how about: You have to launch a new product for X. How do you determine the total and addressable markets, and what steps do you take to fill that need? How do you determine pricing? I hate these questions. I hate Read more »

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

BY Julie Celia on October 10, 2018

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. To help startups approach this Read more »

5 Tips for Product Managers Who Want to Influence Quickly

BY Bridget McMullan on October 9, 2018

Today, attention is our new currency. With endless distractions, how does anyone get anything done? For product managers leading the execution of a product, working with an inattentive, context-switching development team is a struggle. This is why developing strong influencing skills is crucial for product managers. While many articles provide advice on ways to influence, they Read more »

Innovating in Mature Markets - 6 Product Lessons from Padman

BY Gurucharan Raghunathan on October 8, 2018

We can and should learn product management lessons from a diverse range of environments. It’s absolutely worth looking to the likes of Google’s Sundar Pichai, but it’s also worth looking to less celebrated entrepreneurs, outside of the multinational mega-corporations, to learn about lean front-line product management. It quickly becomes clear that certain product management principles Read more »

How to Find the Product by Tom Coates

BY Emily Tate on October 5, 2018

Making stuff is awesome. Developing new product ideas with smart people is genuinely rewarding. And while the outcome of putting a finished product into the world is fun, technologist Tom Coates says the experience of making things can be even more enjoyable. In his closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Tom takes us through where ideas Read more »

What Product Teams say and What They Really Mean — 10 Tips for Diagnosing Team Issues

BY Rob Boyett on October 4, 2018

Team issues can have a negative impact on a project and your people long term. There are a bunch of ways they might manifest themselves – and I’ve written them down as I’ve heard them over a decade of building digital products in cross-functional teams. I’m not touching on the upfront issues like bad sales Read more »

Why commitment culture wins by Damian Hughes

BY Adam Warburton on October 3, 2018

In this ProductTank Manchester talk, Damian Hughes proposes that we should strive to create “commitment cultures”, as this kind of culture more often wins than other forms of culture. Damian roots the talk, and his book, on taking the lessons from a high-performing sports team – FC Barcelona – and applying them to business. Read more »

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

BY Liam Smith on October 1, 2018

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. After all, how can you set a reasonable direction for your product when you don’t know where your company is headed? It’s an issue that confronted me recently, when I started work with Read more »

Plan Your Build, Don’t Build Your Plan: Get the Most From Your Retrospective

BY Florian Brondel on September 27, 2018

It was a Friday afternoon and I was feeling nervous. I was about to meet our biggest customer, an established enterprise owning some of the world’s most valuable brands. As our product helped companies, well, build their brand, it was a big deal. The meeting was planned to take only 25 minutes, so we got straight to Read more »