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Product Teams at Scale by Mladen Rangelov

BY Andres Phillips on December 2, 2019

Scaling requires reinvention and in this ProductTank Toronto talk, senior product manager at Flipp, Mladen Rangelov, tells us how product managers can scale effective teams. He takes us through: How a product manager can help Team operating modes Watch the video to see Mladen’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key Read more »

Beats, Bootstrapping and Life - Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 20, 2019

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.  He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more. Read more »

Scaling Matters by Beata Kovacs

BY Andres Phillips on September 26, 2019

How do we take a product or team to the next stage? In her ProductTank London talk, Beata Kovacs, Product Director at GSK, takes us through her framework for scaling a startup and the strategic areas that need to be addressed, including: Goals and priorities Skills and people Culture and process Watch the video to see Beata’s talk Read more »

From Start-up to Scale-up by Thor Mitchell

BY Nicola Edwards on June 27, 2019

In this fun talk at ProductTank London, product management advisor Thor Mitchell discusses the messy reality of how to scale his cheese on toast business, and outlines how product managers can use a three-step process to take the burden of scaling away from company founders. What Does Scaling a Business Even Mean? Different stakeholders will Read more »

What Monzo Learned From Scaling its Lending Team

BY Richard Cadman on May 13, 2019

I’m a product manager at Monzo. We’re a UK-based bank and our mission is to make money work for everyone. We recently reached 1,800,000 current account customers – after launching in January 2018 – and are focusing on growing our user base and revenue. We’re currently profitable on a per user basis, but not overall as Read more »

Scaling at Full Speed by Tanja Lau

BY Tanja Lau on August 8, 2018

“The hallmark of successful scaling is knowing when to hit the brakes so you can scale faster later,” according to Bob Sutton, organizational behavior expert at Stanford’s School of Engineering. I couldn’t agree more. Finding the right moment to enter the growth phase is crucial. Startups are quite vulnerable to focusing too much on scaling Read more »

Scaling Up a Product Organisation

BY James Gadsby Peet on February 27, 2017

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000. The job title only came into David Norris’ vocabulary in about 2008. Before that he’d been through numerous roles that had been doing that job without realising it – Production Read more »

Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

BY Martin Eriksson on November 18, 2016

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice Read more »

Scaling Mobile is a Middle-Distance Race

BY Arne Kittler on November 10, 2016

In this talk I gave at ProductTank London I share some of my personal learnings of scaling mobile teams at XING to a distributed setup with currently 8 teams who contribute in parallel to fortnightly releases of our iOS and Android apps. While some of the topics I address are specific to web-era companies most Read more »

Video: Doing it properly, at scale

BY Martin Eriksson on October 24, 2013

Tom Loosemore, Deputy Director at the UK’s Government Digital Service, spoke at ProductTank recently about how to do product development properly, at scale, in government. It’s an eye-opening case study of how even the most entrenched and sluggish organisations can revitalise their digital presence with the thoughtful application of simple principles of user-centered design and Read more »