Why Your New Development Methodology Didn’t Fix All of Your Problems

Pragmatic Marketing

It’s very easy to confuse actual progress with intentions to make progress. Why point out the obvious? I’ve had too many Agile conversations where executives confused “we want to build better software faster” with “we hope that some new processes will instantly catch us up on years of slipped deadlines and missing features.” ” The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu is credited with saying: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Always Be Closing

Sachin Rekhi

Alec Baldwin’s epic performance in Glengarry Glen Ross is a great reminder that selling is all about confidence. And it’s equally important when selling yourself when first meeting someone. Having strong conviction and confidence will signal that you are certainly someone worth remembering


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Who’s in Your Draft Pick?

Sachin Rekhi

Throughout our careers, we are often lucky enough to work with a few individuals that far exceed our expectations, have the ability to move mountains, and inspire us to do our best work.


An Important User Acquisition Lesson From My Many Hours on YouTube

Sachin Rekhi

Those who know me know that outside of software, music is a great passion of mine. But not just any music. More specifically, music from up and coming unsigned artists on YouTube.

What Motivates Me?

Sachin Rekhi

I often get asked what motivates me as an entrepreneur to do what I do. For some it’s fortune, for others it’s fame. But for me, it’s this: Seeing the positive impact the software I’ve built has on real people every day. That’s what motivates me. That’s why I do what I do

My Professional Identity

Sachin Rekhi

I recently went through the thought exercise of trying to define my professional identity on the web. When thinking about the various components that make up my professional identity, I thought about it in terms of what I’d like people to know about me and what best represents myself and my work. My Primary Identity. The following four online presences represent the core of my professional identity. My Resume - linkedin.com/in/sachinrekhi.

Smart, Simple, and Easy To Use!

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

On the opening night of the Olympics, we decided to make popcorn to enhance our viewing experience. As we’ve done many times before, we placed a colored paper bag in the microwave with kernels, hit the start button and lo and behold-- the bag caught fire.

Can product management be standardized?

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

As one of the organizers of product camp Boston last month, I was pleased to see so many attendees. We had nearly 40 sessions ranging from marketing to product management to running a start up.

How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 1

bpma ProductHub

It’s easy to see the massive rise in popularity for venture investment, conferences, and business-related queries for “machine learning” since 2012 – but most technology executives often… Product Strategy

Are Introverts or Extroverts Better Product Managers?

ProductCraft Debates

Since its publication (and it’s been longer than you think, the book came out in 2012) there’s being a flurry of thought pieces arguing that the days of. There’s a quiet revolution going on. Quiet because its most notable symptom is the release of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

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Book Review: “Badass: Making Users Awesome”

Folding Burritos

You can get a taste of the book by watching these talks by Kathy at Business of Software in 2012 and 2013. Kathy Sierra’s latest book is a must-read for any product person.

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The Outstanding Speakers at #mtpcon San Francisco 2019

Mind the Product

He was the VP of Product at blogging platform Six Apart, created new media properties and influential content creators as VP Artist Development at Say Media, and then led Product and Design at Twitter from 2012 to 2014.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

June 2, 2012. Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland. Deliver Value Sooner. Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development.

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Software Piracy in the United States


It is also not surprising that our aggregate Revulytics Compliance Intelligence data has placed the United States in our top 3 software license misuse and piracy hotspots since 2012.

#mtpcon comes to Singapore in 2019!

Mind the Product

In 2012 we wanted to connect all those communities and share even bigger lessons, so we started a conference in London.

Women Succeeding in the World of Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

In 2012, she became President and CEO of Yahoo, where she doubled the search engine’s stock price, recharged the brand, had a baby, and topped Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list in her first year. “Growing up in the 1970’s, I watched The Bionic Woman and Charlie’s Angels.

Pong's perfect game design

Imaginary Cloud - Design

For instance, take a good look at the video above, showing London 2012: The Official Video Game , published by Sega in 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. What does London 2012 has that Pong doesn't?

Ways to Define Success and Measure Value for your Product Features

bpma ProductHub

Erin McHugh Saif , Senior Product Manager at TIBCO Spotfire, joined the company in 2012 when the cloud offering was new. A Boston Women in Product Event Recap. By Garmia Painuly – No matter what the product, our goal as product managers is to deliver value to customers.

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Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

Lucie led development of high-profile products such as the London 2012 Olympics app, the BBC Sport app and the BBC Sport website. In 2012, Tom wrote the Government Digital Strategy and co-ordinated the associated 18 departmental digital strategies.

How do you Become a Product Manager?

Mind the Product

The story of how I landed my first product role is far from trailblazing: I started with my old company in 2012 as a business analyst when my boss decided that we needed “one of these product managers”. I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now.

How JustGiving Crowdfunding Went From an Idea to £100m in Five Years

Mind the Product

In 2012, when I was working as part of the JustGiving team responsible for innovative products and disruptive business models, we decided to test how people could raise money for non-charitable good causes. 2012 – the Inception.

4 Key Data Points A/B Testing Reveals

Generation Focus

For example, in 2012, a Microsoft employee working on Bing came up with an idea for how to display ad headlines. A/B testing is a crucial element in any startup foundation. Even the big dogs on the block use it.

What exactly does a Product Manager do? Redefining Product Management function


It is 2012 and imagine you’re a PM at Nokia trying to beat Apple – you would need to really understand Nokia’s (tech, product and marketing) capability and play on the strengths (which could be different from an emerging competition called Apple).

7 Years of Amazing Product Talks

Mind the Product

For the past 7 years Mind the Product has run #mtpcon in London and San Francisco and #mtpengage in Hamburg – the biggest and best product management conferences in the world.

Product Managers Discover That The Circular Is Not Going Away

The Accidental Product Manager

This is up an amazing 85% since 2012. Spending on circulars has increased by 85% since 2012. Paper based circulars are still important to retailers Image Credit: Pamela Machado.

How do you Become a Product Manager?

Mind the Product

The story of how I landed my first product role is far from trailblazing: I started with my old company in 2012 as a business analyst when my boss decided that we needed “one of these product managers”. I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now.

Top 10 FinTech Software Development Companies 2019

The Product Coalition

The Sneakers Agency Headquarters: New York, USA Founded in: 2012 Employees: 49 Minimum project size: $25 000 Hourly rates: $100–149 Contact details: info@sneakersagency.com The Sneakers Agency has been listed as a top financial software developer, according to GoodFirms.

5 Product Management Conferences Not to Miss in 2020


Launched by industry legend and ProductTank founder Martin Erikkson in 2012, #mtpcon is a global conference series that is the longest-running for product managers and continues to expand to new locations like Germany and Singapore. 25 times bigger than the first one in 2012.

Building a challenger bank the Monzo way – Ole Mahrt (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

Ole describes the dire state of technology within existing banks in 2012. In 2013, the Bank of England scaled back the rules and regulations involved in starting a bank. They hoped to kick-start technological innovation within the banking industry through increasing competition.

Meditation and TOP-5 apps for finding your Zen


Calm was launched in 2012 and since then there had been arose a lot of apps for meditation and wellness as the interest in all the aspects of mental health is growing up for the last years. Just a week ago it has been it had been announced that the meditation app Calm hitted unicorn status as it raised fresh $88 million funding. Such news is also interesting because this is to be the World’s First Mental Health Unicorn.

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

In 2012, WeChat introduced the concept of official accounts for brands, where companies and individuals can create an official account to use for social media outreach AND for selling their product/service.

Reorganizing Product Teams

Mironov Consulting

And recently, a product leader at Spotify shared that her group (and many others throughout her company) have evolved to very different organizational models than described in Henrik Kniberg’s 2012 Scaling Agile @ Spotify.

Bringing Virtual Reality Into the Open

Mind the Product

It wasn’t until Oculus raised millions in a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 that we really began to see interest and the entertainment industry began to shift to VR. Roy Peer opens his presentation by introducing himself & discussing the virtual reality industry. He references a common question in the industry: whether or not virtual reality (VR) is a fad.

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How to Build Great Products in the AI World

Mind the Product

2012 was the first time that GPUs were being combined with deep neural networks (a 40 year old technology) to allow us to do very interesting stuff and solve previously unimagined problems. What does technology do to society?

Improving the UX of Your Terms and Conditions Page (and 6 Easy Ways To Do It)

Mind the Product

For instance, in 2012, Instagram faced an uproar from its users when they noticed that there was an attempt to change the terms and conditions to allow the company to sell uploaded pictures to advertisers.

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