We are all in debt - so what? by Nick Barbariyskiy

BY Anna von Hagen on April 28, 2023

In this ProductTank Prague talk, Nick Barbariyskiy, managing partner and tech lead of Applifting, covers the ins and outs of tech debt and how to manage it. Read more »

Is it Time to Invest in Redesigning my Digital Product?

BY Mehmet Perk on January 26, 2021

Is it time to invest in redesigning my digital product? It is a question that many product leaders need to answer. This is an article to help you make the decisions by giving you contextual information and concrete examples. Some design activities can be applied as iterative improvements, like changing certain user flows to increase Read more »

Beware the Tyranny of Customer Feedback

BY Adam Thomas on September 3, 2020

The customer is always right – right? This adage – one that many of us grew up with – is a guiding principle of product development. If we can just listen to the customer – if we just give them what we want, our path to product success can’t be too far off. Isn’t that 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 »

Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

BY Jon Horvath on February 14, 2020

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020, Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: Uncomfortable topics become less scary when talked about Read more »

The Product People We Want to Be - What We Learned at MTP Engage

BY Jon Horvath on February 8, 2020

This week (6-7 February), MTP Engage Manchester 2020 saw over 500 product people descend upon the iconic Manchester Central to immerse themselves in two days of product learning. On Thursday, things kicked off with a range of deep-dive workshops and leadership discussions, followed by the conference on Friday. Let’s take a look at some of the many Read more »

Stop Technical Debt From Slowing Your Product Down By Asa Schachar

BY Andres Phillips on February 8, 2020

What exactly is technical debt? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Asa Schachar, Engineering Manager at Optimizely, explains exactly what technical debt is and how to stop it from slowing down the product development process. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: What is technical Read more »

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

BY Kat Matfield on November 3, 2014

No matter how you prioritise your backlog, it’s always a challenge to deal with technical debt. Martin Fowler has a pretty good explanation of what technical debt is, and the obvious risks it brings: Doing things the quick and dirty way sets us up with a technical debt, which is similar to a financial debt. Read more »