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Rerun: Using retros to create continuous improvement – Matt Walton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 15, 2022

Matt Walton was one of the founders of FutureLearn, where he scaled the product team and organisation from nothing to the significant player in online education that it is today. He joins us on the podcast to level up our retro game. […] Read more »

Using Retros to Create Continuous Improvement - Matt Walton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 25, 2020

Matt Walton was one of the founders of FutureLearn, where he scaled the product team and organisation from nothing to the significant player in online education that it is today. Along the way, he learned a lot about continuous improvement of both the product and the processes for building it – including the use of […] Read more »

Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

BY Ben Staples on September 1, 2020

Scrum.org defines a sprint retrospective as a time at the end of each sprint where the team discusses what went well, what could be improved, and aligns on specific actions the group can commit to improving for the next sprint. Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. I don’t care if […] Read more »

The Secret Weapon of Retrospectives – the Team Radar

BY Petra Wille on July 16, 2019

You know that moment when you realise that something is not quite right in the team? Often you think you know straight away what needs improvement, but for some reason the team can’t see what you’re seeing. What’s wrong with them? It’s so obvious! There’s nothing wrong with them. There’s a saying from the world of […] Read more »

Plan Your Build, Don’t Build Your Plan: Get the Most From Your Retrospective

BY Florian Brondel on September 27, 2018

It was a Friday afternoon and I was feeling nervous. I was about to meet our biggest customer, an established enterprise owning some of the world’s most valuable brands. As our product helped companies, well, build their brand, it was a big deal. The meeting was planned to take only 25 minutes, so we got straight to […] Read more »

Broken Retrospectives and how to fix Them

BY Jeff Hudock on June 11, 2018

Having worked on teams using agile methodologies for several years, retrospectives are a major part of my life as a product manager.  Retrospectives (retros) are held at the end of each sprint cycle, at the end of the overall release, and sometimes to review other meetings or processes. Retros are intended to review your team’s […] Read more »

Failure is Yours, Success Belongs to the Team by Tessa Cooper

BY James Gadsby Peet on May 1, 2018

Summary: A  ProductTank London talk that advises you accept that you are part of any failure that happens and be specific about the issues that you face. This helps you to work through them as a team and sets an example for others to follow. When success does come, make sure you expose the specific […] Read more »

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

BY Chris Massey on December 28, 2016

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! While Martin highlighted the top product talks of 2016 yesterday, I’d like to take a few moments to look over the most popular guests posts on the Mind the Product blog – both to acknowledge the […] Read more »