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Helping startups to build a product practice

BY Eira Hayward on September 19, 2022

If you work in product you’ll know Martin Eriksson. ProductTank founder, co-founder of Mind the Product, author of a bestselling book on Product leadership, you will have heard him speak or read something he’s written. For over 20 years he’s been a driving force in furthering the craft of product management and shaping Product practice. […] Read more »

How to speed up your bug reporting workflow: a case study

BY Sara Lacozza on June 16, 2022

In this article, we will share some learnings about a widely-perceived problem for product teams: incomplete bug reports. We will also discuss how to improve your reporting workflow to speed up the resolution of bugs.   […] Read more »

Product manager zero: When to hire the first product manager

BY Eira Hayward on February 21, 2022 for MTP Leader Members

We addressed what it’s like to be that very first product manager in a business in this article, Product manager zero: How to be number one, but how do product leaders and the management go about finding the first one? When do they hire, what do they look for, and what should they do to […] Read more »

Product manager zero: How to be number one

BY Eira Hayward on February 14, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Being the first product manager at an organisation comes with a long list of challenges  – among them a lack of clarity (on everything), a shortage of tools and resources, and the need to get everyone aligned fast. To help you understand what it’s really like to be the first product manager in the door, […] Read more »

Managing Expectations — Product Management at Startups

BY Ken Preedom on April 12, 2021

One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations. Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. […] Read more »

Managing Your Startup Options - Karthik Suresh on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 27, 2021

Everyone – or so we’re told – has the dream of joining or founding a hot startup and making their fortune, all while really proving their product chops. Though he’s now a Product Manager at Facebook, Karthik Suresh co-founded Altrest and grew Craft.io from an early stage. He joins us on the podcast to share […] Read more »

An Explorer's Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

BY Chris Massey on January 25, 2021

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution. Ultimately, it boils down to developing a pragmatic model for managing risks and investments, and […] Read more »

The Stages of Startups – Georgie Smallwood on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on January 20, 2021

Startups are often talked about as if they’re all the same, as if experience in one is directly transferable to another.  Georgie Smallwood, Chief Product Officer at Tier Mobility, joined us on the podcast to chat about the differences in working for earlier stage companies and those that are scaling up. She covers why she […] Read more »

Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

BY Tunde Adeniran on January 5, 2021

In my early days as a Product Manager, I wondered why the experiences of my peers varied so much from one company to another. I’ve come to realise that different organizations operate with very different levels of flexibility and ownership around multiple aspects of a product manager’s traditional role. In this article, we’ll take a dive into the different scenarios product managers may […] Read more »

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

BY Shaw Li on December 22, 2020

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” and “crazy” have definitely been thrown around. But “crazy” is a label we use when we don’t understand. What makes working with founders challenging and different from other executives? What do founders do? Founders at early stage startups […] Read more »