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Mind the Product APAC – What We Learned

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Our week-long event – Mind the Product APAC has come to an end and what a week it’s been! Our product family is feeling bigger and better than ever before but just because the event is over, does not mean the celebration has to end too.

The Product of You by Melissa Perri

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In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader. Key Points: Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite.

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Best Practices for Designing Products That are Desirable, Viable, and Feasible

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The ultimate goal of any product team is to design products that are desirable, viable, and feasible. To achieve this, and drive rapid validation and iteration cycles, teams need to constantly refine their understanding of three key questions. These are: Who is my customer? What is their problem?

So long stakeholder problems – Priscilla Nu and Tamara Moona share their advice

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In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs , and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group , share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

A Practical Guide for Product Strategy From Almundo: A Case Study:

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Eighteen months ago travel tech company Almundo started to refine its processes to become a product-driven company. Our goal was to define how we would set and communicate the company strategy, and how that strategy would lead OKRs and backlog definition. This is what we did.

How to Design Products Using Behavioral Science

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Too often, we assume that consumers make rational decisions and take them at their word when we ask them about how they behave. But there’s a gap between what consumers say they will do and what they actually do. How do we bridge this gap and design products based on real behaviours?

The Importance of Connection and Community

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No man is an island. Now, more than ever, the entire world is understanding the importance of human connection and people are actively connecting with the people they know (and the people they want to know) in new and innovative ways.

Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience

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When you want to learn about the state of product management across Asia, there are two people who come to mind: Adrienne Tan (CEO and co-founder of Brianmates in Sydney) and Colin Pal (Chief Product Officer, Caterspot in Kuala Lumpur).

Hiring Product People in AsiaPac

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As the practice of product management develops across AsiaPac, two experts in recruitment consider some commonly asked questions and discuss the future of hiring as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts working life as we know it. Our Experts.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

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

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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.

How YouTube can be Used as a Servant to Your Product By Lei Shei

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In this ProductTank Singapore talk, Lei Shei of Elephant Media explains the value that can be found on YouTube and how a YouTube channel can be used as a servant to your product. Lei’s YouTube channel, Curious Elephant , has over 126K Subscribers and 11.5M views.

Product Management in AsiaPac

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Since #mtpcon Singapore 2019 Mind the Product has been on a mission to support the continuing growth of the AsiaPac tech community. Throughout this week our content will be shining a light on product communities in the region, highlighting new voices, sharing untold product stories and learnings.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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.

The Birth of a Product Community

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You will be pleased to hear that this is not another post about COVID-19. It has no tips for working remotely. I have no idea how to entertain your kids while their school is closed. I don’t know why people are panic-buying toilet paper.

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Nurturing Local Talent

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Whilst discussing the growing AsiaPac tech scene during a panel at #mtpcon Singapore in 2019 , how to nurture local talent formed a large part of the conversation. One year on we look back at the advice shared by this group of product leaders.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Mindset – Product Intuition, Prioritisation, and Process with Tristan Kromer

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Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | View other Mindset episodes. Rosemary King welcomes Tristan Kromer to Mindset. A lean startup coach and founder of innovation consultancy Kromatic – Tristan also currently serves on the ice cream innovation board at Unilever!

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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

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What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition.

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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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.

Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

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?

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 Influence the Business by David J Bland

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In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves.

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.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.

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.