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Want be to be a Product Leader? You Better Learn to map

BY Rosemary King on March 9, 2020

Mind the Product has launched a new training workshop for product managers on mapping. I meet a lot of product people – product managers, product owners, agile coaches, scrum masters, business analysts, project managers – and I’ve learned that there are a couple of constants, whatever the title or role. Namely that each of these roles […] Read more »

Product Owner vs Product Manager: Worry About Outcomes not Titles

BY Rosemary King on May 17, 2018

Over the past year I’ve worked with hundreds of product managers in dozens of companies, and there’s been one question that has sounded like a persistent drum beat: “What is the difference between the role of a product owner and a product manager?”. When confronted with this question, I used to hesitate, because from company […] Read more »

Techniques to Help you Build a High-Performing Team

BY Anna Goss on February 8, 2018

I think of high-performing teams like a personal best on a run: they don’t happen overnight or by accident, but they’re worth it. As product managers, we’re often on point for building team culture. And we really feel the benefit of it when teams are working well together: a team that can move fast, understand […] Read more »

4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership

BY James Mayes on February 5, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion for product leaders in London. Under strict observation of the Chatham House rule, the group picked out a host of themes for discussion, and I’ve chosen the four topics which seemed to resonate universally, along with a selection of the considerations mentioned and the approaches […] Read more »

Key Product Dates for Your Diary in 2018

BY Martin Eriksson on December 27, 2017

In a recent blog post Mind the Product’s director of training, Rosemary King, said that getting an edge as a product manager means “collecting as many valuable experiences as you can from as many places as possible,” and we’ve got plenty in the pipeline next year to help you do just that. Our 2018 is shaping up to […] Read more »

How we Grow as Product Managers

BY Rosemary King on November 30, 2017

It starts local. A friend asks you to come to a meet-up, or to have a beer with a few friends from Silicon…(Valley, Alley, Roundabout, Beach, insert your fave here). Or you set up a coffee with a cool product manager or designer you know. They tell you about some books to read. Then you head […] Read more »

How curious - the mindset of a product manager

BY Rosemary King on July 31, 2017

Being a product manager encompasses many things, such as vision, organization, analysis, and communication. In my experience, there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does, curiosity.  In product management, I define curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, to want to gather information from a […] Read more »

Training: What's the Biggest Challenge for Product Managers?

BY Rosemary King on June 28, 2017

For the past two months, I’ve been conducting research and discovery to help establish some ground rules for the Mind the Product Training Program.  As an organization we’ve set some goals for what we want to accomplish with our training. These are: To offer the same best in class experience that our Mind the Product […] Read more »

Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

BY Martin Eriksson on January 9, 2017

It’s a new year and time to think about how to achieve all those crazy new years resolutions we’ve set ourselves. We can’t help with a healthier lifestyle but we can help you level up your product management career! ProductCamp London We’re excited to announce that the next ProductCamp London will be on Saturday March […] Read more »

Adopting Continuous Delivery at the BBC

BY Chris Massey on June 20, 2016

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about Continuous Delivery, and some of the benefits it brings to development and product teams. Claire Mitchell (Senior Product Manager at the BBC) talks about how her team at the BBC embraced Continuous Delivery and, as a result, felt huge benefits to their ability to build product and integrate as a team. […] Read more »