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How Can You Nurture a Day-one Mindset?

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Day-one psychology asks you to generate an interrupt to your mindset continually, or regularly, in order for you to perform at your best. Here are a few tricks and tips to help you accomplish this. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos famously signs off his annual shareholder letter “It remains day 1”.

Wireframes Aren’t Just for Designers

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Wireframes are often underused in the product development process but, as I’ll explain in this post, they can be invaluable in facilitating communication and knowledge transfer.

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Service Mapping by Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas

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In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas, Head of Design and Product Designer respectively at Co-op Digital , tell us how we can use service maps to fix some of the many problems that we can face in the world of product.

Where Physical Meets Digital by Lucy Gill

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For companies that are used to creating and managing physical products, the shift to digital can be quite challenging. In this ProductTank London talk, Lucy Gill, Founder of Digills Consulting gives some insight into these challenges. She takes us through: Things that catch companies off guard.

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Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

How Does Influencer Marketing Shape Consumer Product Decisions?

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Influencer marketing is big business and inevitably affects the way consumer products are developed. As a result, product managers have to carefully consider how to support every step of a product’s sharing journey. What do the Fyre Festival , Facebook Dating , and Kombucha all have in common?

How AI Is Changing The Product Management Job Description by Mayukh Bhaowal

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In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Mayukh Bhaowal, Director of Product Management at Salesforce Einstein , takes us through how product managers must adjust in the era of artificial intelligence and what they must do to build successful AI products.

Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

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If you speak to five product managers about how they got their jobs, you’re likely to receive five different answers.

Why Machine Learning Products Should be Managed Differently

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Machine learning (ML) based products have particular characteristics and challenges, from data quality to counterfactual problems and explainability. What then are the implications of ML products for team structure, focus, and hiring?

Out of the Fog by Holly Donohue

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In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Holly Donohue, Product Director at Aquila Heywood takes us through their product team’s journey from a waterfall business to one focused on agile. The key points of her talk include: Problems as a waterfall business. Making the adjustment to agile.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

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Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work.

Mindset – Mapping, Visualisation, and Mental Models with Eli Montgomery and Rosemary King

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Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud . In the latest episode, Rosemary King , our Director of Training Products welcomes Eli Montgomery to Mindset. Eli is currently Head of User Experience at Cazoo, a platform transforming the way people buy used cars.

Product Research Rules by C Todd Lombardo

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In this keynote from #mtpcon London, C. Todd Lombardo reminds us that as product managers we often make bad decisions. The key to minimising these, he says, is effective product research. Key points: All product managers make bad decisions.

5 Product Management Hacks for Product Leaders

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As a product leader, you are the product manager for a leadership team, and the tricks you learned in product teams remain valuable, they just need a little tweak. Here, to help you, are five product management tricks and tools for every product leader. Value Proposition.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

How Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together by Jonny Schneider

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In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Jonny Schneider, Product Strategy and Design Principal at ThoughtWorks, discusses how using all of design thinking, agile, and lean means we can build better products. Key points: You should try to use design thinking, agile and lean when building your products.

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Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

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I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? – Gal Josefsberg on The Product Experience

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One of the hardest skills for product people to acquire is that of saying no. After all, when everyone comes at you with ideas, prioritisation can be a massive challenge. So it’s refreshing when we get a chance to come at it from the opposite direction in order to generate good ideas.

Carbon Neutral Roadmaps – Chris Adams on The Product Experience

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For the 50th episode of The Product Experience, we’re proud to have Chris Adams join us to talk about making your products more sustainable.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Minimise the Gap Between Maker and User by Henrik Kniberg

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In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Henrik Kniberg , an organisational consultant and developer at Crisp in Stockholm, discusses how creating great products requires us to reduce the gap between makers and users.

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Product Development Across Hardware, Software and Learning by Toby Hughes

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In this ProductTank London talk, Toby Hughes, Senior Product Manager at pi-top explains how to combine product development across hardware, software, and learning. He takes us through the following: A learning framework based around constructionism. Developing software and hardware for products.

Keeping Track Of Your HEART – Tomer Sharon on The Product Experience

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There’s a lot of debate in the product and research communities about quantitative vs qualitative approaches to metrics, so we sat down with Tomer Sharon (MD/Head of User Research and Metrics at Goldman Sachs) to talk about how he uses Google’s HEART approach to track what matters.

Can AI Create a Fairer World? By Kriti Sharma

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In this thought-provoking keynote from #mtpcon London, Google Scholar and UN Advisor Kriti Sharma discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on decision making and what we, as product people, should be doing to ensure this decision making is ethical and fair. Key Points.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Testing Business Ideas – David Bland on The Product Experience

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David Bland is the CEO and Founder of Precoil, an author, and a long-time practitioner of agile and lean startup.

Designing Meaningful Human Experiences by Kate O’Neill

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In this #mtpcon London keynote, Kate O’Neill, founder of KO Insights , considers the question: How can humanity prepare for an increasingly machine, tech and data-driven future? Key Points. W e need to prepare society for an increasingly tech and data-driven future.

10 top Tips From Product’s Finest Leaders

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As we settle into the New Year we’re already looking ahead to the product leadership forums on our 2020 MTP calendar.

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Improving the Accessibility of the iTaxi Mobile App: a Case Study

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The accessibility of digital content is often an afterthought, but every user deserves to have convenient access to services. This is how we’ve adapted our iTaxi ride-hailing app for the visually impaired and blind. Overview.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

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Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

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What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job.

Janice Fraser: Knitting at the Edge of new

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Not many product people can claim to have coached staff at the White House. “It’s It’s my most proud achievement,” says Silicon Valley veteran Janice Fraser, “It was such an honour to be invited to support our public service… it was a peak life experience for me.

Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

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In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco , product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

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Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

From Product Manager to Product Executive by Jonathan Nightingale

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Unfortunately, a crystal clear career path from product manager to product executive just doesn’t exist. So, if you are working towards becoming a product leader, you’ll quickly realize that your progression roadmap isn’t as well-defined as that of your engineering or sales counterpart.

Mind the Product Training to Launch Product Coaching Service

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There was one theme that emerged for me in 2019 which I think will make a big impact on 2020, the product coach. I think the impact will be so big that at Mind the Product Training we’ve been working on an entire platform to support it.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.