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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 »

Enhancing Product Thinking with 5 Slides (and Practice), by Fanni Fejes

BY Chris Massey on December 14, 2020

Fanni Fejes shares a powerful coaching tool that is used at Founders Factory to help entrepreneurs develop a strong product mindset. They realised early that product management doesn’t scale, but that successful startups hinged on the founders developing a strong product mindset. To move from that problem statement to the desired outcome, they decided to help Read more »

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

BY Swati Sharma on December 7, 2020

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy. Roadblocks like increasing competition, time constraints, market saturation, changing trends, evolving technologies, and limited funds make the destination look farther away. Meanwhile, the mounting pressure of being out-competed keeps pulling you Read more »

Managing Problematic Investor Ideas

BY Jason Seiden on December 12, 2019

At a time when so much of today’s B2B ecosystem is built around software products, I believe it has become incumbent on the people responsible for designing, developing, and building these products to take back leadership of how our companies are run, and lead us all back to a culture of responsible growth. Here I’ll 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 »

What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

BY Ravi Sinha on November 19, 2019

Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth. If they could, organisations would choose always 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 »

AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

BY Annie Witcombe on April 4, 2019

Zara Tam loves building things that make an impact. Now at Verve, she was formerly a product manager at Founders Factory, where she led a revolutionary AI recruitment product called Chosen. Built with the latest machine learning and search technologies, Chosen can help recruiters to find brilliant talent in a matter of minutes. In this Read more »