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So long stakeholder problems

BY Imogen Schels on March 23, 2021

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs, and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group, share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders. Product practice is relatively new in many regions around the world, 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 »

The State of the Product - Susana Lopes on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 4, 2020

We first saw Onfido’s Susana Lopes talk about how she used the State of the Product presentation to manage stakeholders and drive alignment at London’s Product Camp. She’s since written two great articles on the subject (Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially Part 1 and Part 2), and she joins us on Read more »

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

BY Victor wu on October 29, 2020

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction!  In this article, I address this apparent dissonance, Read more »

Mindset – Being Empowered To Manage Your Stakeholders With Papa Akuffo

BY Rosemary King on September 11, 2020

Watch on YouTube | Watch on Vimeo | View other Mindset episodes Rosemary King welcomes Papa Akuffo to Mindset. Papa is currently Product Management Lead at Ideo. He previously held senior product roles at Pivotal Labs. In this episode, Papa and Rosemary discuss stakeholders, the importance of qualitative, human data, and draw from their own Read more »

A case study: The hidden costs of constantly shipping new things

BY Michal Bugno on August 25, 2020

In this guest post, CTO Michal Bungo shares real-world examples to explain how you can avoid the dangers of shipping products too fast. Read more »

3 ways the Curse of Knowledge can Sabotage Product People

BY Alex Kemmler on August 20, 2020

The dreaded curse of knowledge! <thunderclap> One of the few psychological phenomena that’s actually as scary as it sounds. If you’ve done any reading on cognitive biases, you’ve probably heard of it. Here’s a common definition: “The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that Read more »

Managing Change - Joe Leech on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on August 12, 2020

Just call him Mr Joe. A UK-based consultant, Joe Leech has built a reputation for managing change (for both users and stakeholders) and as the guy to call when a product launch has gone wrong.  Joe gave one of the most entertaining and engaging talks at Mind the Product in London 2018, so we followed Read more »

Product In The Enterprise - Alicia Dixon on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 22, 2020

All the sexy stories around product management come from startups, or revolve around working like a startup. Working in an enterprise gets much less respect – but being successful in a large firm is no picnic. It takes a very particular set of skills to be able to communicate, influence, prioritise and execute at scale Read more »

Why Product Managers Must Learn to say "I Don't Know"

BY Stanisław Plebanek on July 14, 2020

As product people one of our most important skills should be the ability to say no. We may have to use it when the stakeholders want to implement certain features or when the developers at our startup try to refactor the MVP code. But there is an additional power that you should master when developing Read more »