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The Fearless Product Manager, by Swapna Malekar

BY Andres Phillips on August 27, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Swapna Malekar, Senior Product Manager at RBC shares some insight into the makeup of a fearless product manager. The key points of her talk include: Admitting ignorance Pushing boundaries The ability to say no Admitting Ignorance In ancient times there was a period when maps of undiscovered places were filled […] Read more »

P This, M That, by Marc De Pape

BY Andres Phillips on August 21, 2020

The acronym “PM” and also the role of a product manager means something different everywhere. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Marc De Pape, Director of Strategic Design at Rangle.io, dissects the product manager role from its early beginnings to the current role and a potential future. Watch the video to see Marc’s talk in full. Or […] Read more »

How to be a Successful Product Owner, by Ninon Laforce

BY Andres Phillips on August 17, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Ninon Laforce, then of Bluecat, provides us with some of the key skills and techniques needed to become a product owner. Her key points include: What is a product owner Becoming a great product owner The responsibilities and challenges of a product owner What is a Product Owner A product owner addresses […] Read more »

Atomic Product Strategy, By Rob Hayes

BY Andres Phillips on July 23, 2020

Every team needs a product strategy. The Business Model Canvas, Bootstrap or Atomic Design – it seems like everyone from MBAs to developers to designers seems to have a framework to structure their strategy, except for product managers. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Rob Hayes, Founder of Foundation PM, provides a framework to help companies […] Read more »

What Makes A Good Product Manager? by Moe Ali

BY Andres Phillips on July 9, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Moe Ali – currently the CPO at Airborne – gives us some insights into the classic archetypes and characteristics of a good product manager, covering: The balance of product discovery vs delivery Some of the archetypes of product managers What practices make a good product manager Product Discovery vs Delivery A typical […] Read more »

Qualitative Intelligence by Mitchell Gillespie

BY Andres Phillips on July 6, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Mitchell Gillespie (Director of Product Management at Wave HQ) shares some thoughts on what he calls “qualitative intelligence”. As product managers are constantly striving to understand why their customers and stakeholders behave in certain ways, they are often in dire need of high-impact qualitative understanding. Doing this will isn’t just […] Read more »

Inclusivity: Talking Up in UX by Jeremy Bailey

BY Andres Phillips on June 1, 2020

Bubbles are the enemy of a good product. They form the boundaries that limit our perception of reality and limits the ability to come to conclusions. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Jeremy Bailey, now Head of Experience at Freshbooks, shares with us a story of how we can strive to make our products more inclusive. […] Read more »

Hypothesis Driven Validation By Nate Archer

BY Andres Phillips on April 24, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Nate Archer, now Senior Product Manager at Ada shares with us a systematic approach to validating an idea by breaking it down into testable hypotheses. His key points include: Origins Purpose and Value Process Case Study Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview […] Read more »

Build Better Products by Jeremy Bell

BY Andres Phillips on January 4, 2020

Products are not just a collection of features. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Jeremy Bell, VP of Design at Connected Lab, gives us a three-step guide explaining how we, as product people, can build better products. Watch the video to see Jeremy’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: […] Read more »

Dude Who Stole My Engineering Capacity? By Mihnea Galeteanu and Jane Helman

BY Andres Phillips on December 23, 2019

What do you do if your engineering capacity is reduced by 30% each year? In this ProductTank Toronto talk, two members from the team at Points, Mihnea Galeteanu – Head of Product and Jane Helman – Head of Scrum, explain their coping strategy. While sharing an insightful story of a group of indigenous people in […] Read more »