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Decision Supervision - Structured Thinking for Product People by Lucy Spence

BY Chris Massey on May 18, 2020

As product managers, we very rarely operate in isolation, and we’re more effective when we’re able to influence decisions being made around us. In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Lucy Spence, Associate Director, Product Management at Compare the Market, shares various techniques she’s found to help her make decisions in a more structured way Match […] Read more »

Ditch the Solution-First Mindset and Start by Defining the Problem

BY Ludivine Siau on April 26, 2018

Both in life and at work, we tend to come up with solutions before defining the problem they solve. From “I need to stop eating chocolate” to “let’s add Facebook Login to our online checkout”, we can’t help it. It’s natural – solutions and features are easy to imagine and talk about with other people. […] Read more »

Critical Thinking for Product Teams by Teresa Torres

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 13, 2017

In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Teresa Torres shares her opportunity solution tree – a visual aid that can help you find the best place to focus your team’s energies, whilst ensuring you consider enough opportunities. Opportunity solution trees also bring transparency to the process and get the whole team to […] Read more »

Focus on the problem, not the solution

BY Martin Eriksson on November 15, 2011

At a ProductTank last year one question from the audience made me want to jump up on stage and answer it myself – “where does the innovation and creativity go if product managers are defining all the products?”. Stop, I wanted to shout, you’re doing it wrong. A lot of people new to the concept […] Read more »