SUNDAY REWIND: Why product managers should not be data-driven by Jens-Fabian Goetzmann

BY Eira Hayward on February 11, 2024

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a talk on why product managers should not be data-driven by Jens-Fabian Goetzmann from #mtpcon London 2022. Read more »

The Product Manager's Role: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Schels on August 12, 2020

At #mtpcon Digital 2020, we were able to enjoy 18 Breakout Session talks, across three days, from some of the best product people around. We’re releasing them all (weekly, in groups). In this selection, take a different look at the product manger’s role in sessions led by Petra Wille, DeVaris Brown and Hope Gurion. Below Read more »

Mental Health as a Product Person - Let's Talk

BY Saielle DaSilva on October 10, 2019

This post was originally written ahead of World Mental Health Day in October 2019 because we both struggle with mental health and we feel it’s important to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work. In this blog, we’ll share our own personal experiences, and consider how mental health problems such Read more »

How do you become a product manager?

BY Liam Smith on September 19, 2019

I’ve been building digital products for over a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to put my thoughts into an article. So, Read more »

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

BY Sebastian Saboune on February 12, 2019

I believe the future of product management is product thinking. And product coaching is how we get there. I have worked with in product for most of my career. Building products for big corporates, small startups and scale-ups. Mostly I have been on the consulting side, meaning I have always had to hand over what Read more »

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

BY The Product Experience on February 6, 2019

Ken Norton needs no introduction. Now Senior Operating Partner at GV (we still slip up and call it Google Ventures), Ken was a CTO and CEO/founder before he joined Yahoo! to run its Product organisation.  He then joined Google, where he worked on Maps, Calendar and Docs. Ken has also been a keynote speaker, giving Read more »

Want to be a Product Manager? Just get out There and Make Products

BY Shaun Russell on February 4, 2019

Are you trying to break into Product Management? I’ll start with the bad news. There are a huge number of motivated, intelligent people who are looking for a first step on the ladder, and very few entry-level roles to go around. These budding product managers have many things in common. Most of them are familiar Read more »

Gods, Superheroes, and Product Managers by Randy Silver

BY Randy Silver on June 29, 2018

John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China” is a 1980s masterpiece, and easily one of the silliest action movies you’ll ever see. It’s remarkable for a very simple reason: Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) may be the film’s lead character – he’s front and centre on the poster — but he’s not actually the hero of Read more »

Product Owner vs Product Manager: Worry About Outcomes not Titles

BY Rosemary King on May 17, 2018

Over the past year I’ve worked with hundreds of product managers in dozens of companies, and there’s been one question that has sounded like a persistent drum beat: “What is the difference between the role of a product owner and a product manager?”. When confronted with this question, I used to hesitate, because from company Read more »

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

BY Rik Higham on May 14, 2018

From the outside, product management can seem like an attractive, simple role. In reality, it’s so much more than deciding what to build. It’s so much broader than people expect. Read more »