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5 Tips for Product Managers: Membership Only Content Sneak Peek

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Every month, product experts from around the world share their ideas and insights in our Prioritised and MTP Leader content and every month we recap some of their finest tips.

How to motivate a product team

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A motivated team is a happy team. A happy team is more creative, provides better solutions, and to top it off, it’s also more productive.

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Why you need to know about different product manager types

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Have you ever heard a product management talk from another Universe? It’s when you realize that your product management world is in another universe from the speaker’s one. It appears that you do one thing and the speaker does something else. Then you hear another talk and see another world.

ProductTank in a post-pandemic world

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Down here at the end of the earth we have had a bit of a different experience to the rest of the ProductTank world, with our elimination of COVID-19 in the community allowing in-person events to be run for most of the second half of 2020 and most of 2021. So, we have been able [.]

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The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Impossible outcomes by Bruce McCarthy

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In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Bruce MaCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, Founder of Product Culture and President of the Boston Product Management Association analyses the learnings of product-led organisations that achieved the impossible and changed the world.

How to find product market fit by Harpal Singh

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In this ProductTank Dubai talk, Harpal Singh, Product Consultant and Interim CPO explains the elusive art and science of finding product/market fit (P/MF). He provides a framework for getting a clear understanding of P/MF and how to go about achieving it.

Empowering teams in business transformations – Martina Hodges-Schell and Teresa Leighty

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What holds most Product people back? Hint: it’s not ability. For this week’s podcast, we talked with Martina Hodges-Schell and Teresa Leighty about how to make changes in your company’s environment that actually work, for you, and your teams.

SUNDAY REWIND: Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

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This Sunday, we’re back in 2018, and this post from Kristen Berman: Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager.

Resilient Management: AMA with Lara Hogan

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In this AMA session for MTP Leader members Lara Hogan, author, public speaker, and coach, provided insights on how leaders can manage product teams in the tech industry.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

Making magic with balanced teams by Becki Hyde

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In this ProductTank Louisville talk, Becki Hyde, senior product manager and leadership advisor at VMWare Tanzu Labs, explains some of the problems that many teams working in the tech industry face.

Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen

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Want to make a veteran product person sad? Just ask them how they’ve used MVPs in the past. Once you get past the sobbing, you’re likely to get stories of the myriad ways that a perfectly good experiment got turned into a v1 release. It doesn’t have to be like that!

Applying a ‘Time-To-Market’ KPI in product

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Time-To-Market (TTM) is a hot topic presented and explained by a lot of product people. When it comes to implementing this for your product, there isn’t much information on how to do this. This article will drive you through the journey on how to apply TTM KPI in your organization.

Making your products trustworthy – Nathan Kinch

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You’ve optimised your product to solve a problem for your users. You’ve refined the sales funnel, built for scale, and made sure that accessibility is baked in from the start. Great job! But what about ensuring that your customers can trust it?

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Getting to the bottom line of valuation – Giff Constable

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Understanding your company’s business model is a key skill for all product people, but understanding how that affects your valuation is what takes things to the next level. What are you maximizing for and how does your pricing model impact that?

Creating for creators – Peter Yang

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We all know that solving your customer’s problem – in a way that’s feasible, viable and usable – is the key to a product’s success. (Or Or one of them, anyway!) Inherent in that is clearly understanding your users, and their problems.

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The importance of EQ for product development teams by Nikkia Reveillac

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In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Nikkia Reveillac, Former Head of Research, Twitter looks at why EQ is the key ingredient in the highest performing product development teams.

5 Tips for Product Managers: Membership Only Content Sneak Peek

Mind the Product

Every month, product experts from around the world share their ideas and insights in our Prioritised and MTP Leader and every month we recap some of their finest tips.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Hooked! Connect, engage and inspire with storytelling by Yamini Naidu

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In this #mtpcon Digital APAC session, Yamini Naidu, author of Supercharge Results with Storytelling reveals how to discover business storytelling, explore the use of storytelling and identify storytelling applications in your context.

The influence of psychological safety on product management

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Psychological safety has recently become one of the buzzwords in many workplaces. Many leaders might understand its importance but they often misunderstand what exactly it means and how to establish it.

SUNDAY REWIND: Reboot your team by Christina Wodtke

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You know what they say, teamwork makes the dream work but for that to be the case, you need a team that’s working well together. In this Sunday Rewind, we go back to 2018 and Christina Wodtke’s San Francisco talk about how to reboot the team you have or build a healthy one from the [.]

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How will you get involved this World Product Day?

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Next Wednesday (26th May) product managers around the world will celebrate World Product Day — now’s the time to explore our timetable of events and see how you can get involved. What is World Product Day?

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Should you really be using machine learning?

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Used properly and in the right place, Machine Learning (ML) is an incredible tool to bring value to your product and your users. But how can you use the five product risks—value, usability, feasibility, viability, and ethics—to know if the opportunity is right for ML?

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A case study – measuring product manager success at Printify

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In this post, Lauri, senior product manager at Printify, shares some insights on how success is measured at Printify, one of the fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplaces in the world. You will learn tips and techniques that you can apply to your daily product management practices.

What we learned at #mtpcon Digital Americas: Day 1

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Today at #mtpcon Digital Americas we learned a lot. Certainly too much to squeeze into this little post. But, as sharing is caring, we’ve plucked a few nuggets of wisdom to share with you as day one of our latest product conference comes to a close. A lack of EQ is bad news In our [.]

The importance of a compelling mission and a user-focused strategy by Johannes Mayer

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In this ProductTank Vienna talk, director of product management at Kununu, Johannes Mayer, illustrates the importance of having a company mission by explaining how things worked at Kununu in the past, the problems they faced, and how they solved them.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

A culture of safety – Alla Weinberg

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You may have heard about Project Aristotle — an effort by Google that revealed Psychological Safety as the common element in their highest-performing teams. Understanding what that is — and how we can create a culture of safety in our teams — isn’t quite as easy.

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Reading the gaps in product

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You can get a lot of highly valuable information from the white space between all the words we read every day—does that sound like magic? In the following post, I explain why this has nothing to do with magic but it can be a very powerful tool for every product person. When I was at [.]

Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

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One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations.

Product Direction by Nacho Bassino — free chapters!

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Defining a product strategy and aligning its execution is one of the most challenging tasks for product leaders.

Best Practices for Creating Long-Lasting and Continuous Discovery Habits

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Coach at ProductTalk.org

Join internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach Teresa Torres as she explores the what, how, and why behind creating continuous discovery habits that give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.

Getting Started with JTBD – Mike Belsito on The Product Experience

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One of the key things to do in any product lifecycle is to review if it’s meeting your user’s needs. The last time we sat down to do this for the podcast, we decided to use the Jobs To Be Done approach, which led to a key question: how might we power up our JTBD [.]. Read More.

Crossing the chasm with the ‘target customer scenario’ canvas

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How to avoid turning your product into a feature factory by Ravi Kumar Sapata

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The best of products can suffer from feature bloat. In this ProductTank Linz talk, Ravi Kumar Sapata, senior product manager at IONOS, gives us two approaches to avoid turning our product into a feature factory.

Common product discovery pitfalls and how to avoid them

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Product discovery pitfalls, have you fallen foul of one? If your answer is yes, you’re forgiven, because the list is long and you’re only human! But, as product people, it’s our job to be aware of the hidden hurdles and do product discovery the right way.

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The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.