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How to be Bad at Product Development - Josh Mahoney

BY Chris Massey on January 21, 2021

Josh Mahoney draws on his experiences of being inspired to solve real problems for real people and talks to ProductTank San Francisco about the dissonance between that drive to solve problems, and the reality of so many product roles. Surely the way to create great products that solve real problems is very straightforward: Create a better […] Read more »

Make Better Product Decisions by Using Quantitative and Qualitative Data, by Brian Tran

BY Andres Phillips on October 26, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Brian Tran, Director of Product Management at User Testing, shows us how we can become better product people by supercharging our data with human insights. His key points include: What makes a product great? Making decisions Qualitative and quantitative data together Watch the video to see Brian’s talk in […] Read more »

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes by Egan Cheung

BY Rebecca Freeman on September 28, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Egan Cheung  – Director of Product at Shopify, shares thoughts on how fostering empathy helps us all build better products and become better leaders. Watch the video* to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Why empathy is a critical skill Helping […] Read more »

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Chris Barton

BY Lisa Radel on September 17, 2020

In his ProductTank San Francisco talk, Chris Barton – founder of Shazam and, more recently, Guard – recounts the music recognition app’s successful quest for the Holy Grail: Product/Market Fit. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of Chris’ top tips. Go After a Big Market Chris explains that to […] Read more »

Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland

BY Gordon Tang on September 7, 2020

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. Watch the video to see David’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points. Build, Measure, Learn A repeating theme […] Read more »

How to Cultivate Adaptive Product Leadership, by Jenn Kim & Sabin Sadeh

BY Andres Phillips on August 24, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenn Kim and Sabin Sadeh, Product Leads at Potato, share a method for how product managers can recognize when things aren’t going according to plan and get things back on track. Watch the video to see their talk in full. Or read on for an overview of their key points: Effective product […] Read more »

What World Class Product Management Teams Do Differently, By Jeff Lash

BY Andres Phillips on August 3, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jeff Lash (VP & Group Director at SiriusDecisions – acquired by Forrester) gives some insight into high-performance product management teams. Studying high-performance teams is important, but one must understand what the right things to replicate are. His key points include: Customer Understanding Product Portfolio Investment Decisions Product Innovation and Lifecycle Process […] Read more »

How to Connect Your Product Work to Your Top Business Metrics, By Pratima Arora

BY Andres Phillips on July 27, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Head of Product at Confluence, Pratima Arora gives us a framework for making sure that our work has an impact on the overall business goals of the organization. Her key points include: Transferring from engineering to product management Changing customer DNA Three key business drivers Watch the video to see […] Read more »

Building Consumer-Grade Experiences for the Enterprise By Ciara Peter

BY Andres Phillips on May 12, 2020

What is enterprise software? Software used to satisfy the needs of an organization via its individual users. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Ciara Peter, then Senior Director of Product at Box breaks down the enterprise growth funnel and explains how we can provide the best experiences for our customers. Watch the video to see […] Read more »

Why Happier Autonomous Teams Use One-Pagers by John Cutler

BY Sia Banihashemi on May 4, 2020

Wondering what a “one-pager” is? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, John Cutler (Product Evangelist at Amplitude) explained to a packed house at NextRoll why one-pagers are a “forcing function”. John covered: What is a one-pager? What outcomes should you expect from your one-pagers? How do one-pagers fit into the overall product puzzle? Watch the video […] Read more »