Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

Feb 20th, 2015 Product Janna Bastow 4 min read

The product team – at the heart of business, technology and customers – interacts with many different people in many different teams. So if you’re in product you might find yourself in either the best position of the business, or one of the most challenging. It all comes down to company culture and daily politics […]

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Workshops to Level-Up Your Product Management Skills

Feb 4th, 2015 Product Janna Bastow 9 min read

After the success of the workshops before Mind the Product 2014, we are running a new set of workshops in March. These workshops will be held on Friday, March 27th at a dedicated venue on Hatton Garden and followed by ProductCamp London on the Saturday. We’re going much more advanced and in-depth on three of […]

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A Field Trip for Product Managers: Feedback & Usability Techniques

Feb 3rd, 2015 Product Janna Bastow 3 min read

There are many different ways to get feedback on your products. Usability testing is just one of them, and there are equally as many different techniques to do just that. Although this often conjures up ideas of expensive, time-consuming and challenging recruitment procedures, there are rough and ready options out there for usability testing. It’s […]

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All Product Managers Want For Christmas Is…

Dec 17th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 7 min read

Christmas gifts for product managers

A gift list for product managers is fast becoming an annual tradition of ours. With the holiday season fast creeping up, the MTP team put our heads together to come up with the ultimate list of goodies that are making our eyes twinkle this festive season. If you have a special product person in your […]

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Video: The Reality of Bringing Services into Existence

Nov 26th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 1 min read

Max Gadney speaking at ProductTank

“Every product is a service waiting to happen” was the theme of ProductTank in October. This video shares Max Gadney’s talk on the reality of bringing services into existence. Max Gadney is the leader of After The Flood, a data design agency developing strategy and services and creating digital products and film. Prior to this, […]

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Video: Turning Commoditised Products into Value-adding Services

Nov 18th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 1 min read

Tim Johns speaking at ProductTank, October 2014

This video captures Tim John’s talk from October’s ProductTank, which was about “Every product is a service waiting to happen” Tim Johns is a product manager for Hive – British Gas’ corporate start-up. He has been responsible for the development of the Hive Active Heating service, launched in October last year. Prior to his current […]

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Market Research for Product Managers. It Never Stops.

Nov 18th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 5 min read

Most product people would agree that the key to success is a product that fits someone’s needs like a glove. But market understanding is a complex beast. Here are a few pointers for helping you to master your market at every stage of product management. Find a product/market fit The lynchpin of market understanding is […]

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Tips for Product Management Survival

Nov 14th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 6 min read

Last week, we were at #UserConf, the UserVoice/CoSupport event dedicated to meeting customer needs. We were keen to find out how all the smart product people in the room survive the product jungle. And to thank them for sharing their insight, we gave away hand-packed product survival kits with everything from post-its to headphones to […]

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Video: How Can a Product Influence Activity, Nutrition, and Lifestyle?

Nov 13th, 2014 Product Janna Bastow 1 min read

Paul Landau from MindTheProduct on Vimeo. The theme of October’s ProductTank was, Every Product is a Service Waiting to Happen. This video addresses how a product can influence activity, nutrition, and lifestyle. Paul Landau is the CEO and Founder of Fitbug. He formed Fitbug in 2004, and 9 years on delivers a range of wellness […]

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