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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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Building a Culture of Innovation: Dave Martin, Digital Director & Product Strategist

BY James Gadsby Peet on May 4, 2017

Product managers are well placed to share learning from failure and to drive a culture of innovation, and so Dave Martin, Digital Director & Product Strategist, talks to ProductTank London about how to build Culture of Innovation in Enterprise Organisations. Learning Fuels Innovation If you’re looking to use innovation to drive growth, then you have to […]

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What it Takes to Speak at Mind the Product

BY Martin Eriksson on April 18, 2017

As the curator of the world’s two largest product conferences, I get approached all the time about getting on the #mtpcon stage. We only have so many speaking slots each year, and we review hundreds – if not thousands – of talks in the course of making our selection. In the interest of transparency, I […]

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Launching Products - Paul Yokota (ProductTank NYC)

BY Tremis Skeete on March 1, 2017

Paul Yokota talks to ProductTank NYC about the process of launching products and discusses the many associated challenges, reflecting on the challenges he faced when launching Animoto’s Marketing Video Builder app. Paul started his career at Mixbook as a product manager for Mosaic, a mobile app for creating photobooks. He currently works as a Senior […]

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Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

BY Martin Eriksson on December 27, 2016

Mind the Product and ProductTank were founded on the importance of sharing stories between product managers in order to further our craft, so we love recording those talks and sharing our speakers’ hard-earned lessons with everyone else in the product community. This year we’ve had a bumper crop of amazing talks from ProductTanks meetups all […]

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A Framework for Understanding How to Influence Others

BY John Lester Gerardo on November 8, 2016

At ProductTank Oslo, Tanuja Gopal showed how we can use the power of influence in our day to day work, drawing on her experience as the Director of Application and Data Services for MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and previously as a serial CIO in government organisations. While product managers have the role of being at the intersection […]

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Lean UX and Product Design

BY Chris Massey on April 27, 2016

Michele Ide-Smith is a UX designer with over 17 years’ experience designing digital products and services. She loves solving complex problems: from re-designing government and educational services, to creating productivity tools for software teams, and she is currently a UX designer and researcher at The European Bioinformatics Institute. In this in-depth case study, Michele will share […]

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Product Owners: How to Get Your Development Team to Love You

BY Daniel Elizalde on April 6, 2016

Ron Lichty was first a product manager at Apple 25 years ago, then managed development of Apple’s Macintosh UI. Since then, he’s mostly focused on the development part of the team. His fifth book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools and Wisdom for Managing Software People and Projects, was published 3 years ago and it turns out Ron has […]

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