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Sharpening your product craft as an internal product manager by Alison Hickson

BY Andres Phillips on September 3, 2021

In this ProductTank London talk, Alison Hickson, head of product at Linktree, talks about the changes she made as she moved from being an external product manager to becoming an internal product manager. She shares some tips to help product managers understand and thrive in an internal product manager role. Watch the video to see […] Read more »

Product Accountability - Appraise Products Like a Manager

BY Courtland Halbrook on October 22, 2020

Performance reviews, evaluations, or appraisals are awful, and we need more of them. it’s time to recognize the need for Product teams to evaluate themselves based on the performance reviews of their products. This is meant to establish the mindset that in order to evaluate a Product Manager’s and Product Team’s performance it’s not about […] Read more »

Give Public Speaking a try and get Ready for a Bigger Stage

BY Petra Wille on November 15, 2018

We all love to attend product conferences and events like ProductTank. It’s where we learn, where we meet our tribe, and where we exchange experiences. But, as co-organiser for MTP Engage Hamburg (and I’m sure every other organiser of such events will agree), it’s hard to find speakers. It’s not hard to find people with […] Read more »

How Going Part-Time Made me a Better Product Manager

BY Jonathan Waddingham on April 18, 2018

In 2013, before Shared Parental Leave was a thing in the UK, I decided that I wanted to change my work-life balance from full-time to a four-day working week with one day of childcare. Here’s how it made me a better product manager. […] Read more »

Mirroring Product: a Breakdown of Process

BY Rosemary King on March 8, 2018

For the past year, as Director of Training Products for Mind the Product, I’ve been creating a training platform and service. During this time I’ve worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of product managers; hearing about their challenges, and working with them to set game plans for shifting practices. The one theme that has […] Read more »

Better for Business? Size up the Benefits of an MBA

BY Alex Jonas on February 9, 2018

Over the past couple of years, there has been something of a trend in product management circles for criticizing (or at least challenging) the value of an MBA. As a current MBA candidate, here’s why I think this is misguided. A couple of years ago an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere which highlighted the […] Read more »

Optimize for an Experience not a Platform

BY Aaron Glazer on January 26, 2018

The pace at which new platforms are introduced is increasing rapidly. This means that our customers are always looking for the next opportunity to get their hands on new technology and use it in complex, exciting ways. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are the buzzwords we can’t seem to escape or get enough of. Last year […] Read more »

GDPR: Who Should be Your Data Protection Officer?

BY Owen Wallis on November 30, 2017

On May 25th 2018 something big is happening which needs your attention. In what is the biggest shake-up to data protection legislation in 20 years, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents, to give them greater control […] Read more »

How we Grow as Product Managers

BY Rosemary King on November 30, 2017

It starts local. A friend asks you to come to a meet-up, or to have a beer with a few friends from Silicon…(Valley, Alley, Roundabout, Beach, insert your fave here). Or you set up a coffee with a cool product manager or designer you know. They tell you about some books to read. Then you head […] Read more »

From the Passenger Seat - An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

BY Sumit Arora on November 29, 2017

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience […] Read more »