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How do you build a successful product team?

BY Eira Hayward on March 19, 2021 for Prioritised Members

What does it take to build and maintain a successful product team, one that’s driven, motivated and ultimately successful? In this post, speaking to a range of product experts, we try to answer this question. A combination of factors — like hiring the right people, establishing a vision, defining success in a way that everyone […] Read more »

Bootstrapping a Product Team, by Ibrahim Bashir

BY Chris Massey on January 14, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Ibrahim Bashir, VP Product at Box, discusses different product management archetypes and when to bring each one into a team. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. Archetypes You end up defining how successful your product org will be at the point when you set […] 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 »

Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

BY Fred Esere on March 27, 2020

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester, Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op, challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking. She draws from her own experience to illustrate just how critical it is to think about scaling the team as an activity that […] Read more »

How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

BY Adam Thomas on March 16, 2020

We all know that product is hard, so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly. But a bad strategy creates a state of false hope, and […] Read more »

How to Lead a High-performing Product Team

BY Michael Morris on March 10, 2020

As a product leader, what qualities do you need to cultivate to be able to ensure your team performs to the best of its abilities? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about teams – what is a team, team formation and development, cross-functional teams, and leading teams. I think we can all agree that not […] Read more »

How to Train Your Hippo By Ozlem Yuce

BY Andres Phillips on January 15, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ozlem Yuce, Chief Product Officer at Agile at Heart gives us some insight on how we can better deal with the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HiPPO) in our organizations. She explains why the HiPPO can be so damaging and what to do about it as a product person. Her key […] Read more »

Making the Unspoken Spoken

BY Christina Wodtke on January 10, 2020

In this excerpt from her recent book, The Team That Managed Itself, Christina Wodtke looks at how teams can deal with the office housework jobs that no one wants to take on. Within teams, there are the spoken roles, as in designer, marketer, engineer, etc. There’s also a host of additional unspoken roles. There will […] Read more »

The Benefits of Attending MTP Engage as a Team

BY Adam Warburton on August 15, 2019

Have you ever asked your boss if you can attend a conference, only to be told that someone else in your team is going, and they’ll report back what they’ve learned? It’s disappointing, isn’t it? While there is a lot of value in someone reporting back to a team, it assumes that the only reason […] Read more »

How to get Things Done: Raise Your Organizational Awareness

BY Kate Leto on September 18, 2018

Organizational Awareness: The Leader’s Sixth Sense In our product management community, we rightly place a great deal of attention on the people who are going to use our products. We are constantly answering that seemingly basic (yet challenging) question: What problem are we trying to solve for customers?  We test our ideas again and again. […] Read more »