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Using discovery methods to create products that people actually want by Jenny Shirey

BY Andres Phillips on June 14, 2021

Have you ever made a product or feature that no one wanted? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenny Shirey, then Senior UX Manager at Splunk, explains how product people can avoid this problem by showing us how to use product discovery the right way. The key points of her talk include: We are not our users […] Read more »

How to be Bad at Product Development - Josh Mahoney

BY Chris Massey on January 21, 2021

Josh Mahoney draws on his experiences of being inspired to solve real problems for real people and talks to ProductTank San Francisco about the dissonance between that drive to solve problems, and the reality of so many product roles. Surely the way to create great products that solve real problems is very straightforward: Create a better […] Read more »

Make Better Product Decisions by Using Quantitative and Qualitative Data, by Brian Tran

BY Andres Phillips on October 26, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Brian Tran, Director of Product Management at User Testing, shows us how we can become better product people by supercharging our data with human insights. His key points include: What makes a product great? Making decisions Qualitative and quantitative data together Watch the video to see Brian’s talk in […] Read more »

Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland

BY Gordon Tang on September 7, 2020

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. Watch the video to see David’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points. Build, Measure, Learn A repeating theme […] Read more »

How to Cultivate Adaptive Product Leadership, by Jenn Kim & Sabin Sadeh

BY Andres Phillips on August 24, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenn Kim and Sabin Sadeh, Product Leads at Potato, share a method for how product managers can recognize when things aren’t going according to plan and get things back on track. Watch the video to see their talk in full. Or read on for an overview of their key points: Effective product […] Read more »

What World Class Product Management Teams Do Differently, By Jeff Lash

BY Andres Phillips on August 3, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jeff Lash (VP & Group Director at SiriusDecisions – acquired by Forrester) gives some insight into high-performance product management teams. Studying high-performance teams is important, but one must understand what the right things to replicate are. His key points include: Customer Understanding Product Portfolio Investment Decisions Product Innovation and Lifecycle Process […] Read more »

How to Connect Your Product Work to Your Top Business Metrics, By Pratima Arora

BY Andres Phillips on July 27, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Head of Product at Confluence, Pratima Arora gives us a framework for making sure that our work has an impact on the overall business goals of the organization. Her key points include: Transferring from engineering to product management Changing customer DNA Three key business drivers Watch the video to see […] Read more »

User Research for Product Managers by Yue Wu

BY Andres Phillips on July 2, 2020

The product manager is the voice of the user. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Yue Wu – Head of Product for Home & Local Services at Yelp – gives some stories and tips for understanding users and how to be more convincing as a product manager. This talk also includes a Q&A session at […] Read more »

Building Search Products With Machine Learning - Shakhina Pulatova

BY Julie Celia on September 3, 2018

In this talk, Shakhina Pulatova gets deep on the art of searching. She takes us through search basics, to what powers search products, and ends with why you should give creating search products a try. On Intent The act of searching means the user has a question that needs answering, so the first key principle […] Read more »

Roadmaps are dead! Long live roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo

BY Emily Tate on August 31, 2018

Do you ever feel like breaking up with your roadmap? In his talk from #mtpcon San Francisco, C. Todd Lombardo takes on a topic that is emotional to most of us as product managers – the product roadmap. […] Read more »