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Organizational behavior and dysfunction in product management by Ken Chin

BY Andres Phillips on March 18, 2022

The majority of product organizations are not led by people with product backgrounds. In this ProductTank London talk, Ken Chin, Director of Product at Farfetch, explains why dysfunction is a problem in many companies and provides three examples of dysfunction. They are: […] Read more »

How to encourage clicks without shady tricks by Paul Boag

BY Andres Phillips on April 26, 2021

In this ProductTank Exeter talk, Paul Boag, Founding Partner of Boagworks, provides some useful information for how product managers should go about promoting the products they’ve built without adopting less than savory techniques. Watch the video to see Paul’s talk in full or read on for an overview of his key points: What is a […] Read more »

A Practical Guide for Product Strategy From Almundo: A Case Study:

BY Franco Fagioli on April 6, 2020

Eighteen months ago travel tech company Almundo started to refine its processes to become a product-driven company. Our goal was to define how we would set and communicate the company strategy, and how that strategy would lead OKRs and backlog definition. This is what we did. Note: This post was written before the Covid19 lockdown. […] Read more »

Same but Different: Launching Products at an Established Company

BY Liz Love on December 11, 2018

There are lots of resources to help startups through their first product launch (if you haven’t found them yet, try looking here). But what if you don’t work for a startup? Is the process different if you’re a product manager in an established organisation, where products have already been launched? The answer is yes…and no! […] Read more »

What We've Learned From Using Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on February 28, 2018

Introduction Last year, our team here at insightsoftware.com, makers of Hubble, moved from Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. In my last Mind the Product article, I shared my insights on our transition as we were right in the thick of it. In this follow-up post, I want to share some more developed thoughts and […] Read more »

The Testing Mindset - How to Find Product/Market fit

BY Gregor Ilg on February 27, 2018

“There is a way to do it better. Find it!” Thomas Edison Here’s the thing with innovation, you can’t just tell people to be innovative. A great idea doesn’t always come when you’re sitting at your desk between 9:00am and the end of your working day. Here at etventure we’ve tried various approaches to innovation […] Read more »

The Fundamentals of Building Better Data Products

BY Christoph Tempich on February 13, 2018

Data is the world’s most valuable resource, according to The Economist, and the companies that primarily deal in data  – Google, Amazon, Facebook and the like – are among the most valuable in the world. Data and data products have been part of my professional career for a long time – from advising telco providers […] Read more »

A Product Manager's Guide to Replatforming

BY Cyril Le Roux on January 22, 2018

Replatforming is arguably one of the most difficult things you can tackle in a product management career. And if experience is about learning from mistakes, let’s just say that I have a lot of experience on replatforming. First,we should start with a quick definition. Here, replatforming is about replacing the computing platform on which a […] Read more »

Why you Need Quantitative AND Qualitative Data

BY Glenn Block and Timo Hilhorst on January 10, 2018

Qualitative versus quantitative data: we’ve all been involved in a conversation debating their respective merits at some point in our careers. We’re often flipping backwards and forwards between letting feedback from a handful of customers drive all our product decisions or requiring everything to be backed up by statistically significant data. So which type of […] Read more »

Product Management Is Not Project Management

BY Spenser Skates on January 8, 2018

As a product manager, it’s easy to get caught up doing the wrong job. With so much time and energy going into shipping great products, the project management demands of it all often create a center of gravity that’s hard for even the most veteran product managers to escape. But the most successful product managers know […] Read more »