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The Product Market Fit Engine by Rahul Vohra

BY Andres Phillips on March 3, 2020

After working on a product for over two years without launching it, Rahul Vohra knew that he had to do something different. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rahul, CEO and Founder of Superhuman, shares with us a framework for determining product/market fit and optimizing until you achieve it. His key points include: Building the Read more »

Throw Less Spaghetti, Make More Stick by Devan Goldstein

BY Andres Phillips on February 22, 2020

When growth work looks like product work, growth-team problems look like product-team problems. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Devan Goldstein, then Growth Product Lead at Dropbox, shows us how using product themes can help to focus growth teams. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his Read more »

How to Ace a Strategic Research Project as a Team of One by Jillian Wells

BY Andres Phillips on February 15, 2020

Making innovative products starts with better understanding the problem you’re trying to solve before you actually solve it. How can you better understand the problem you’re trying to solve? Through research. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jillian Wells, then a Senior User Researcher at Intercom, provides some tips for acing strategic research. Her key points include: Read more »

Stop Technical Debt From Slowing Your Product Down By Asa Schachar

BY Andres Phillips on February 8, 2020

What exactly is technical debt? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Asa Schachar, Engineering Manager at Optimizely, explains exactly what technical debt is and how to stop it from slowing down the product development process. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: What is technical Read more »

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

BY Andres Phillips on February 1, 2020

The process of building products can be challenging and needs to be iterated on as much as the product itself. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square, shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. Watch the video for her talk in full. Or read on for an Read more »

Rethinking the Product Mindset by Sandhya Hedge

BY Andres Phillips on December 30, 2019

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sandhya Hedge, Global VP of Marketing at Amplitude, tells us how to become a better product manager by rethinking your mindset. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: How d you know if you’re a good manager? The right Read more »

Hacking Your Product Career by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on December 12, 2019

As product leaders, we understand the value of experimentation. As we build products we develop hypotheses, execute experiments, then evaluate the results to determine what to do. But few product leaders apply this same rigor to their most important product: themselves. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk I describe how “Hacking Your Career” means embracing Read more »

Using the 3 T's to Curate a Customer First Culture by Shyna Zhang

BY Andres Phillips on December 9, 2019

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Shyna Zhang, shows us how product marketing and product management can combine to create a customer-focused culture. Watch the video to see Shyna’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points. A product marketing and product management marriage The 3 T’s of customer obsession Read more »

Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson

BY Annie Witcombe on July 18, 2019

More and more organisations are switching to agile working, yet few business people have been trained in collaborative skills. Although we like the idea of working together, businesses can stifle collaboration and teamwork through competition and individualism. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, product designer and author Gretchen Anderson shares her thoughts and experiences of Read more »

Managing Conflicts Effectively by Parul Goel

BY Annie Witcombe on July 15, 2019

The age-old issue of conflict in the workplace: there are many reasons why we choose to avoid it, but what if we engaged with it effectively instead? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Parul Goel, Group Product Manager for Marketplaces at PayPal, evaluates workplace conflict following a particularly challenging conflict of her own. When Parul Read more »