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Inge Andre Sandvik - Adventures in Product and Entrepreneurship

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on February 16, 2018

#MusicMonday at ProductTank Oslo saw co-founder Inge André Sandvik take center stage to talk about one of his entrepreneurial adventures. Inge has had a long and varied professional background (including Telenor and Opera Software) before spearheading Soundrop as a CEO and co-founder. Inge relates how the idea behind Soundrop came to be, the early building blocks of success, and the […]

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Why Data Science and UX Research Teams are Better Together

BY Julie Stanescu on February 7, 2018

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco Chris Abad, who’s currently VP of product and design at User Testing, shares insights into how bringing together qualitative user research and quantitative data science teams is crucial for companies because it can help them to see the complete picture and inform critical product decisions. Chris shares real-world examples […]

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Davide Vitiello - Focus vs Product Team Structures

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on January 23, 2018

At the #MusicMonday edition of ProductTank Oslo, Davide Vitiello, then the director product – listener experience at SoundCloud, talked about his experiences on the topic of focus. For organizations, finite resources translate into need for focus – a challenge that frequently affects product managers. In addition to describing three key steps to achieve this, he outlined a few ongoing experiments with ways of working at SoundCloud. The […]

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Key Product Dates for Your Diary in 2018

BY Martin Eriksson on December 27, 2017

In a recent blog post Mind the Product’s director of training, Rosemary King, said that getting an edge as a product manager means “collecting as many valuable experiences as you can from as many places as possible,” and we’ve got plenty in the pipeline next year to help you do just that. Our 2018 is shaping up to […]

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Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

BY Tremis Skeete on November 13, 2017

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. He has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers. In his ProductTank NYC […]

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Naimish Gohil - Adapting Your Product for a Changing Market

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 7, 2017

Naimish Gohil, Founder of edtech software company Satchel, shares his experience of knowing your user and adapting your product with ProductTank London. Satchel are in 35% of secondary schools. To get there they’ve understood their end user better than anyone else and iterated their sales model just like a product. The government have, for some […]

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Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

BY Aleksandra Smelianska on October 26, 2017

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at […]

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Gibson Biddle - Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

BY Tremis Skeete on August 22, 2017

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these […]

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The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

BY Dan Olsen on July 13, 2017

Why Products Fail One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market […]

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Laura Klein - Introducing the User Map

BY Chris Massey on June 16, 2017

User research expert Laura Klein introduces ProductTank San Francisco to her User Map tool. In this talk you’ll learn the most important questions you need to answer about your customers. User Research Tools: The Problem With Personas Who is your product for? You should know who is buying (or not buying) and using your product. If […]

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