Scaling product teams for fun and profit by Claire Vo

BY Jon Horvath on July 19, 2021

Whether you’re going from 0 to 1, 2 to 10, or 50 to 100 it can be disorienting when your team size multiplies and product lines scale. In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Claire Vo CPO at Color, former CPO at Optimizely covers the skills, processes, and non-negotiables to rely on as your product org grows Read more »

A Team Is Not a Bonsai Tree by Salma Alam-Naylor

BY Chris Massey on June 19, 2020

Teams are imperfect and beautiful things, just like us. Salma Alam-Naylor, a Software Development Lead at Code Computerlove, illustrates this in her 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, where she draws on her experiences as a tech leader to present a very horticultural metaphor that explores leadership, cultivating empowered teams, and the human condition. To understand Read more »

How do you Build a Winning Product Development Team?

BY Imogen Schels on February 25, 2020

It’s not rocket science that awesome products come from awesome teams, so what’s the key to creating and managing a team that’s designed for maximum impact? Here, taking advice from a number of product pros, we look at a selection of ways to build product teams and empower them to achieve success. Choose a Diverse Read more »

Matt LeMay: A conversation about clarity

BY Eira Hayward on February 5, 2020

Matt LeMay tells the story of a meeting he had with author and publisher Mike Shatzkin a long time ago: “I was just out of college, and I was trying to describe what I do. He had a moment of recognition, slammed his hand down on the table, and said, ‘synthesis and articulation, that’s what you Read more »

Helping Teams to be Successful by Ezinne Udezue

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 20, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, VP Product Management at Procore Technologies Ezinne Udezue explains that it’s vital for product managers to create the right conditions for their teams to be successful. She examines the ways in which this can be achieved. Key Points Product managers must create the conditions for their teams to be Read more »

Product Teams at Scale by Mladen Rangelov

BY Andres Phillips on December 2, 2019

Scaling requires reinvention and in this ProductTank Toronto talk, senior product manager at Flipp, Mladen Rangelov, tells us how product managers can scale effective teams. He takes us through: How a product manager can help Team operating modes Watch the video to see Mladen’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key Read more »

How do you Make Your Mark as a new Product Manager?

BY Swapna Malekar on October 31, 2019

If you’re new to a product management job then it can often be very hard to get access to all the information you need. But I’ve found that by building relationships, setting the future vision, and having faith in your capabilities as a product manager you can carve out a place for yourself. One of the Read more »

How to Make Product Decisions With Transparency and Trust

BY Ellen Gottesdiener on October 24, 2019

Product managers can make better decisions if they’ve built transparency and trust with their team. How these decisions are made is also important, and it requires a clear and collaborative process. Here’s a straightforward framework for collaborative decision making that is founded in transparency and trust. Product Decisions Product decisions are either tactical or strategic. Read more »

Leading Product Teams in Asia by Kenneth Chin

BY Martin Eriksson on May 10, 2019

Throughout his long career, Kenneth Chin has worked with and led product teams around the world, including the US, UK, Australia, and across Asia. In this talk from Mind the Product Singapore he shares some of the cultural differences he’s experienced between East and West and how we can learn from those differences to build Read more »

Why the Worst Product Managers Expect the Best

BY Alex Hughes on March 25, 2019

With each product I’ve built, things have rarely come together exactly as planned. But it’s not the inconveniences, technical challenges, or misguided people that are the problem. It’s that we ever allow them to catch us off guard in the first place. Anyone can operate under ideal conditions. But ideal conditions are the exception, not Read more »