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Organizational behavior and dysfunction in product management by Ken Chin

BY Andres Phillips on March 18, 2022

The majority of product organizations are not led by people with product backgrounds. In this ProductTank London talk, Ken Chin, Director of Product at Farfetch, explains why dysfunction is a problem in many companies and provides three examples of dysfunction. They are: […] Read more »

The Product Decision Stack - Martin Eriksson

BY Chris Massey on January 4, 2021

Martin Eriksson – veteran product leader, and Mind the Product co-founder – presented his “Decision Stack” to ProductTank Lagos. It’s a way of connecting vision to action. Martin says the most common thing he hears from product people is the question “How do we know if we’re building the right thing?” – this fundamentally comes […] Read more »

Bottom-Up Product Strategy - The State of Product, by Susana Lopes

BY Chris Massey on November 23, 2020

In this talk from ProductTank London, Susana Lopes (Director of Product at Onfido), talks about how Onfido moved from prioritising at the sprint & quarterly level to setting strategic direction and prioritise at a much larger scale. She starts by outlining several top-down methods for defining strategy, before diving into the bottom-up method called The State of […] Read more »

Priorities for Prioritization

BY Nigel Farmer on May 26, 2020

Prioritization techniques such as RICE, MoSCoW and Value versus Effort are not complicated in theory but in practice, most Product Managers struggle with prioritization and research such as The state of Product Leadership 2020 shows that we’re not especially good at it. However good foundations can help teams to focus on what’s most important. Start With Strategy […] Read more »

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

BY Andres Phillips on February 1, 2020

The process of building products can be challenging and needs to be iterated on as much as the product itself. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square, shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. Watch the video for her talk in full. Or read on for an […] Read more »

Why Simply "Allowing" Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

BY Alexandre Gabadou on November 13, 2018

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. If self-organization and continuous improvement aren’t already tricky enough in a team of 10 individuals, they represent a daunting challenge when teams grow to the hundreds (not mentioning companies of thousands of people). Scaling agile practices[1] in […] Read more »

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

BY Matt Walton on February 15, 2018

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without […] Read more »

Why you Need Quantitative AND Qualitative Data

BY Glenn Block and Timo Hilhorst on January 10, 2018

Qualitative versus quantitative data: we’ve all been involved in a conversation debating their respective merits at some point in our careers. We’re often flipping backwards and forwards between letting feedback from a handful of customers drive all our product decisions or requiring everything to be backed up by statistically significant data. So which type of […] Read more »

A day in the Life of Joe Leech, Product Consultant

BY Susanna Paevali on January 3, 2018

Joe Leech is an expert in product design strategy, UX and applying psychology in design. He’s recently written a book, “Psychology for Designers,” in which he focuses on recognising and using psychology as a design tool. He’s now a product consultant who works with a range of companies: “I plug into companies that have delivery […] 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 »