Walk In Their Shoes. Do You Know Your Customer Journey?

As product managers, our lives are centered on creating a great user experience that makes our products a success. But how well do you know what that experience really looks like?

At this year’s Mind the Product workshop on Analytics and Testing, Craig Sullivan (@optimiseordie) recommended experiencing your own user journey as an important reality check. Only when you put yourselves in your customers’ shoes – at every step of that journey – can you understand whether you’re delivering the experience think you are.

Here are just some of the ways in which you can start to get a better insight into your products from the customer’s perspective.

Search for a solution to your problem

Your users’ experience of your brand starts way before they subscribe. What are you communicating when they first start looking for a solution to their problem? Your market messaging, search placement and advertising is generally the first touch point for prospective customers. Doing a Google search and reviewing these materials in the exact same way your customers would discover them can help you to discover whether that information is clear, informative and easy to discover.

Register for your product or service

The steps that allow prospective customers to become real customers – whether that’s creating an account, signing up to your service or getting in touch with a member of your term – are the most crucial. So try becoming your own user; your goal is to check that there are no unexpected barriers to that process. Is the button easy to find no matter when you decide to register? Do online forms seem clear and concise? What emails do you receive immediately after registration, and beyond? Does your site or platform prompt new users on what to do next? You know your product far too well to see what a real new user sees, but it’s important to be confident that everything works as planned.

Order something or complete a task

No matter what kind of product or service you have, try really using it. If you have an ecommerce product, add something to the checkout, process your card details and wait for your order to actually arrive. If you have an application, make sure it’s integrated into your daily life in every way possible. Look out for things that might frustrate or fail to make sense. Your own usage is not a replacement for good usability testing, but knowing your product in and out is important for achieving a smooth and consistent experience.

Try to find answers to a problem

Of course, a little roleplaying is necessary here because you know the answers (I hope) to your product’s inner workings. But if you take a look at your FAQs, is it easy to find an answer if you’re not the product manager? Do realistic search terms bring up clear results in your help section, or does a Google search index any useful articles? Understanding your user journey and helping your customers to stay on it is about preparing not just for when things go as planned, but when they start to derail.

Speak to your brand

You should be as aware of your product’s communication skills as you are its code. Tuning into your brand’s communication in real-time is very different to reviewing copy for proposed emails. Subscribe to your mailing list and follow social accounts. Does the information seem useful and interesting, or is something missing? Does the flow feel right, or does it clash across channels? And try reaching out to your sales or support team anonymously. When do you get a response? What does it feel like to be on the end of your support line? All of this is key to a good user experience that will keep your customers coming back.


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What Kind of Product Manager Are You? Take the Test

Product Managers come from all walks of life, bringing with them all sorts of skills, and many different ways to manage product.

Admittedly more a bit of fun than any scientific attempt at profiling, but what does this test tell you about your approach? Pick the options that best fit you to find out what kind of Product Manager you are. And remember, there are no right or wrong answers!

What’s your background?

A: Customer care or support

B: Product by trade

C: Development

D: Business/Entrepreneur

What’s your style for product meetings?

A: I’m a facilitator – I get everyone else talking and bring out the best ideas

B: I set the agenda and bring everyone up to speed on our plans and current progress

C: I base meetings around sound analysis, showing our latest MAU and usage stats

D: I use visual tools to help generate creative ideas and think outside of the box

What’s your approach to roadmapping?

A: Democratic. Stakeholders agree on priorities together – this is everyone’s product

B: Purposeful. We define direction in product and bring others up to speed on our plans

C: Realistic. I ground plans in real numbers and calculate development time for epics

D: Ambitious. Our roadmap drives us to create the best version of our product possible

How do you involve the rest of your business in product management?

A: I take the opinions from all stakeholders and we go with the most supported choices

B: I keep effective control over who is involved, when. Too many cooks spoil the broth

C: I work primarily alongside the development team to establish the best course of action

D: I work closely with my CEO and we brainstorm the most innovative ideas

What’s your take on customer feedback?

A: I speak to customers daily. These relationships are key to understanding our product

B: My role is to translate what customers say they want into what they really need

C: A/B tests and activity metrics give me the best insight into my customers’ needs

D: Feedback is essential, but product vision must have the final say in roadmap choices

How do you determine success?

A: I’ve done a good job when my customers are happy and my team is able to succeed in driving business for our company

B: Success as a product manager is all about getting things done. It’s important to be a doer to turn nice ideas into real products

C: KPIs and quantitative metrics are at the heart of my processes. I’m continually testing and experimenting to find new ways to improve

D: Success for me is market share. It’s key to the long-term success of our business that we’re at the cutting edge and that we won’t be overtaken tomorrow by a competitor

And the results…

Mostly As: The Listener

You’re great at putting customers at the heart of product management and are likely very good at gathering frank feedback. You appreciate that product is important to everyone in your business, and tap into the insight that your colleagues have to offer on the future of your products’ development.

Watch out for becoming “The Journalist”

Listeners should watch out that they don’t take their inclusive approach too far, and actually take a back seat in product management. It was Dave Wascha’s talk at this year’s Mind the Product conference that was the original inspiration for this post. He told us “don’t be a journalist” – although the insight and input of the rest of your team is hugely important, it’s equally important that you take an active role in decision-making.

Mostly B: The Strong Leader

You take a strong direction on your products’ evolution, and a purposeful management style when it comes not only your own team, but taking that product direction to the rest of your business. You’re good at resisting irrelevant pressures and aren’t afraid to make difficult decisions in order to do what you know is best for your product, and your business.

Watch out for becoming “The Authoritarian”

Strong leadership is important for a product manager, but be careful to avoid taking this to extremes. While you need to be clear on boundaries, product is the concern of every stakeholder in your business. Should you shut them out not only would you lose an important source of inspiration and support, but you ultimately need their buy-in to succeed in delivering your product strategy.

Mostly C: The Analyst

Your thoroughly analytical approach to product management means that you grasp the importance of lean and experimental methodology. You always know where you stand and bring realism to the table amidst product discussions. And in all likelihood, you’re continually building upon results too.

Watch out for becoming “The Techie”

Your analytical skills and technical understanding are invaluable in helping you to work effectively alongside your development team to understand the “how”. But remember that your role is very different. The “techie” product manager risks losing sight of the “what” and “why”. Are you sure you’re optimizing for the right thing? And don’t forget that you have an entire team outside of tech that not only needs your support, but can support your work too.

Mostly D: The Innovator

You think big for your products and business. You live and breathe your product vision and your passion for turning that into reality never falters. You have a creative approach to customer problems, and you’re brave enough to go for the option that’s going to shake up the market and make the biggest impact.

Watch out for becoming “The Dreamer”

It’s important that you’re able to think of creative ways to tackle your customers problems, but don’t forget to seek innovation elsewhere. Make sure to ground your decisions in proven concepts if you’re to avoid becoming “The Dreamer.” The Dreamer risks missing the small, evolutionary – rather than revolutionary – stuff that’s important to the customer. Great ideas are the making of great products, but a balance between vision and realism is key to success.

 


 

What are your thoughts on the skills of a good product manager? Did we get you right or did we get you all wrong? Discuss with us in the comments below or on @prodpad

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ProductTank Stockholm – Creating drive in product development

ProductTank Sthlm August was all about “Creating drive in product development”.  It featured three great speakers:

Siavash Ghorbani (@siavashq), CTO & Co Founder of Tictail, talked about Building a Product Driven Organisation:

“I’m planning to talk about the different phases we as an organisation went through as we grew from 4 to 30 over the past two years and how we’ve recruited and structured our organization for high throughput without penalizing creativity.”

 

Kevin Goldsmith (@KevinGoldsmith), Director of Engineering at Spotify, talked about Autonomous Teams:

“Spotify has made a central bet that we can move faster, be happier and be more effective with autonomous, full-stack teams. We’ve had some great success with this approach, but it hasn’t been without some tweaking and adjustments. I’ll talk about what is critical to think about if you want to try this with your product. ” 

 

Tuva Palm (@tuvapalm), Group Product Manager Platform at Klarna, talked about Growing from 1 Customer to 3.5 Billion:

“I will talk about how the PM role changes when you grow and what critical ingredients remain the same no matter the size.”

 

Drinks and a light snack were be provided by Logi Analytics, fueling the energy behind these talks and the great conversations throughout the evening.

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Regenerating ProdPad: starting from scratch for beautiful design

When it came down to conceiving the new design for ProdPad, we wanted this to follow exactly the same philosophy as the rest of this Regenerated project. Much like the complete re-write of our back-end, and back-to-basics wireframes from a fresh pair of eyes, we wanted to create a new ProdPad design from scratch.

For many of the same reasons behind our decision to hire Mojca, our UX expert, we brought in the support of talented front-end developer and designer Beno to take us through this regeneration. Of course, Simon and myself are even less equipped to create a beautiful finished design than we are wireframes and mockups, but in much the same way as Mojca was given a free card on our new user interface, Beno launched straight into the deep end with an interactive redesign process.

In onboarding Beno, we made a conscious decision not to follow the most classic approaches to software redesign, which tend to take one of two routes.

1. Photoshop perfectionism

It’s of course an option to complete all designs in Photoshop for sign off before development begins. A design process heavily lead by Photoshop in this way often goes hand in hand with prioritization of aesthetics. The benefits are that as project or product manager you can be sure that you’re happy with a design before committing development resources. But this approach is usually followed in line with a designer’s skill, rather than by design. Look, feel and readability are extremely important, but the risks of Photoshop perfectionism are that your design can often come out detached from how it will work on-screen.

2. Template compromises

Another option is to use a design template or framework. This is what we did for ProdPad’s first design, on top of the popular design framework Bootstrap. This approach gives a great head-start into a readily interactive design, but is cumbersome and code-heavy, especially as more and more customizations are added on. With these frameworks it’s no easy task to build a unique design that meets your needs, as customization involves mastery of conflicting styles and code.

The third route: Interactive real-time design

Instead, we’re taking a third, alternative approach to the final design of the regenerated ProdPad that works as a natural continuation of our UX designs. This is why finding the right team to work on this project was so important. Beno – much like the rest of the D.Labs team – has experience in building several other beautiful, highly interactive web-apps and has the skillset to jump straight into an interactive design. Above pixel-perfection, we knew that our design needed to reflect great flow and usability, and that would require the flexibility to craft elements for our specific use-case.

A look at the early steps of putting in the scaffolding through to a more final design of the product

A look at the early steps of putting in the scaffolding through to a more final design of the product

Beno is building the app directly from Mojca’s wireframes with AngularJS, without a final design in place, though with an understanding of the flow, and personality we wanted to achieve in the final product. He’s making visual decisions at the same time as he defines precise page layout and interactions, and sharing real interactive designs with us as new elements are built in.

If you’d like to hear more about our ProdPad Regenerated project, you can get in touch with us – and even find out about getting onto the beta program – here

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Psych-savvy product management for truly human technology

Your average product management team is fully behind the concept of user-centric design and development.

But what about people-centric products? What we still sometimes fail to remember is that we are building for human beings with deeply human desires, flaws, motivations and limitations that don’t stop when they become users of our products. Psychological principles become increasingly important when we consider customers and users in this way, but what is the role of psychology, neuroscience or social behavioral study in real product management? How can it be harnessed to build better products?

In this article we take a look at 3 key principles of a more psych-savvy approach to designing and building products.

Understanding customers is about understanding people

One of the most valuable but perhaps most abstract changes that psychology brings to product is a different way of thinking about your users. At this year’s Mind the Product conference, Interaction and Experience Research Director for Intel – Genevieve Bell – shared with us an understanding of human behavior that could transform a product manager’s typical approach to their users. She highlighted that while we’re tempted to believe that changes in technology reflect changes in us as human beings, what makes us human in fact changes very slowly.

An appreciation of this bigger picture can make us better product managers. Genevieve herself – an anthropologist – is an example of Intel’s appreciation for a different outlook on understanding customers. And she’s not the only one; from psychology-led design consultancy Behaviour, to psychology graduate and founder of Fitbit Tim Roberts, many more with human behavior in their blood are turning their training to building and making products.

Don Norman even calls for changes to design education to better equip designers for the social experiences they are creating:

“In the early days of industrial design, the work was primarily focused upon physical products. Today, however, designers work on organizational structure and social problems, on interaction, service, and experience design. Many problems involve complex social and political issues. As a result, designers have become applied behavioral scientists, but they are woefully under-educated for the task.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean that every product manager needs to rush off back to school to get their psychology degree. But perhaps reading a book or article here or there, re-educating your team to consider the humanness of your customers, could give you the perspective you need to take your products from average to awesome.

Building sticky products is about habit forming

Getting into the heads of your users can be applied much more directly than a general approach to product, however. One of the industry’s leading thought leaders on the intersection between technology, business and psychology – Nir Eyal – also spoke to us at this year’s Mind the Product on the power of habit forming in your technology products.

“The hook is an experience designed to connect the user’s problem to your solution, with enough frequency to form habits.”
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How Facebook, Twitter and other major technologies have exploded into our lives in the past few years is no pure coincidence. In theory, all product managers can use the science of habit forming to figure out how to trigger desired behavior in their users. Of course, that’s no simple task, but a little part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens can help to give us a head start. This stimulates the stress of desire, and it is these cravings that move us to action. Moving users to strive for rewards from your product, which might take the form of social, resource, mastery, or investment-based rewards can help you encourage them to come back again and again.

An example of this habits-based approach comes from Behaviour, who worked with psychologists at University College London to build behavioral insight into the design of an app for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel. Elements such as taking a pledge when starting the app to encourage a long-term commitment, and data on how many other users have ‘copped a feel’ for social proof, were developed to encourage young women to form a habit.

Perhaps an element of your product could be reimagined to encourage more habit-based behavior in the hunt for one of these basic human rewards.

Good products treat customers as humans at every step

Your users are probably not this ecstatically happy

Your users are probably not this ecstatically happy

As businesses we are sometimes guilty of investing all of our empathy for customers into the initial development of our products or marketing, but forgetting that these people face the same challenges when they’re using our products too. Kathy Sierra delivered a very strong message at Mind the Product, urging product people not to trade personas for stock photo images of their users after the sale.

When we’re trying to build great products it’s not just about motivating users, but keeping them on track in face of lagging willpower. So how can we overcome this derailment of our users? An important psychological concept to be mindful of when assessing your entire customer experience is cognitive leaks. Don’t suck away your users cognitive power when they’re trying to use your product; instead limit choice, provide clear instructions and support and offer clean feedback so your users’ brains can rest assured you’ve got it covered.

Don’t forget that your users never stop being the very human people that they are, and account for that at every stage of their customer journey.

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Answering your Q’s: bringing customer suggestions directly into ProdPad

For a product manager, all different sources of feedback and new product iteration are important. And that’s just as true for us as it is for you.

In another meta-example of us product managing the product management process, I wanted to share another great suggestion from one of our users – Michael – for bringing customer ideas more closely into the idea management process.

“I would love to see a Customer portal to be able to allow a customer to enter in ideas based off a series of questions. Today we have over 2000 customers that have great ideas but the only way to bring them in is by email. I would love if they would be able to enter an idea into the system but not have access like employees do today. Just a thought.”

Now this is a great idea. Whether future evolutions of the ProdPad platform would take quite this form isn’t possible to say today, but it’s certainly in-line with our vision for customer involvement in product management.

While we don’t currently support this kind of direct customer interaction in ProdPad, there are a few ways in which you can use the platform to support customer involvement in the idea management process. While we carry on collecting feedback like Michael’s to devise the most effective ways to invite customer feedback, you can make use of ProdPad’s integrations with the tools your customers already use.

1. Integrate with UserVoice

UserVoice is a customer service tool for gathering ideas and supporting large groups of external users, where they can suggest ideas and vote them up so that it’s easier to see what’s popular. The integration with ProdPad allows you to ‘push’ those popular ideas to ProdPad where they can be fleshed out more and pushed on to development. As the ideas are worked on, we report back to your users in UserVoice so they get feedback too on progress being made. However, you choose how this status mapping works and the ins and outs of that progress is reserved for your team only – keeping product development appropriately internal.

2. Integration with email/forms/etc. via Zapier

Zapier is a tool that hooks up dozens of different services, and ProdPad is just one of those services. Others include basic email, web forms (like Google forms or Wufoo) and many more. When you’ve chosen a good match through Zapier, you can set up an integration that allows end customers to email in or add feedback via a form, which will be added to ProdPad automatically. This again keeps the detail of what’s happening in ProdPad private, but allows them to submit ideas or feedback directly via whatever channel both you and they prefer that they use.

So, try out one of these methods to seek out more feedback from your customers. And if you have suggestion for us too, there are a few different ways you can get your idea into our very own ideas list. You can send us an email, you can engage with us in-tool using the ‘Get in touch’ button (handily hooked up with Intercom.io), or you can even leave your thoughts on this problem in the comments below!

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How building an MVP is just like your 9th grade science experiment

What is an MVP?

A term popularized by startup writer Eric Ries, a minimum viable product (MVP) is “a development technique in which a new product or website is developed with sufficient features to satisfy early adopters. The final, complete set of features is only designed and developed after considering feedback from the product’s initial user” – according to techopedia.

At the heart of it, the MVP philosophy about doing the least amount of work you can in order to learn the most of something.

When you release a new product, there are a whole lot of potential risks. What if people don’t see the value of your product? What if they just don’t love it? What if it’s not scalable? And what if it’s not financially viable? Or what if it’s not sufficiently differentiated from your competition? Or your market isn’t as big as you thought? Developing a minimal viable product is about reducing that risk so that you can maximize your success. When you push out an MVP as soon as is reasonable, you reduce your overheads, get faster feedback and all the while you’re able to measure your progress.

So how do you do it? How do you know when you’ve reached your MVP, when to stop building, and when to just get your product out there?

Taking a development term like this perhaps makes it seem more complicated a concept than it really is. Instead, you can probably take a look back to your grade 9 approach to science. In this introduction to the scientific method, all you were asked to do was to define a simple hypothesis and test it.

And much like your 9th grade science experiment, when developing your MVP this can be broken down into a few simple steps:

  1. Declare your assumptions or business risks
  2. Organize them into a testable hypothesis
  3. Answer the question: what’s the smallest thing I can do or make to test this hypothesis
  4. Do it! (it’s your MVP)

The last thing to figure out is what to do with the data that comes back from your 9th grade experiment. This is where the MVP philosophy is also about being bold. If your results show you that your hypothesis carries too much risk, you either change direction, or completely pivot, and try again.

A great example of this is Groupon. Before becoming the business we all know today, the Groupon team had created a social media platform focused on bringing people together around a cause, called The Point. When members showed a tendency to focus on saving money, The Point’s founders tested a simple MVP to test the hypothesis that group buying offered a better product/market fit. This took the form of a wordpress blog with PDF coupons. The success of this experiment is well-documented history of one of the fastest growing companies of all time.

Building an MVP isn’t about knocking out something quick and dirty or cutting corners. It’s not about deciding part way through development that you’ve about had enough and you want to give it a shot in the market. It’s about getting down to the very basics of the scientific method, and finding something to test.  The MVP approach to building products is much more than a specific method of development. It’s a mode of business that believes it pays off to invest in learning.

So if you have to, dig out those old excercise books and get back to the basics of experimentation, and you’ll be surprised by what your science teacher really taught you.

If you’d like to find out more on best practice processes, read our 7 pillars of product management

And if you’d like to discover how ProdPad can help you with awesome product management, sign up for a 14 day free trial here

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ProdPad @MTPcon 2014 – keeping on learning

Simon and Janna ProdPad FoundersSimon and I are not only founders of ProdPad, but also 2/3 of the founding team of Mind the Product. Last week saw our biggest ever conference yet, bringing together over 900 product managers at London’s iconic Barbican Centre for Mind the Product 2014.

This year, ProdPad got involved directly with the Mind the Product as lanyard sponsors. Simon, I and our team were there to talk to attendees about ProdPad and – even more importantly – hear about product managers’ challenges and goals to help us deliver a more effective solution.

On Thursday, September 11th , Mind the Product held its first ever workshop track, with four expert sessions on Product Roadmapping, Lean UX, Agile Product Development and Analytics & Testing. The workshops were a real success with all participants getting stuck right in and raising some excellent questions, some of which we’ll be exploring over the coming weeks too.

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Friday, September 12th, brought us our biggest and best ever MTPcon yet, with excellent speakers. Some of the key ideas discussed were a more real approach to customer focused product management that gets right to the heart of customers as people, as well as how to be a better product manager and strong leader in face of organizational and structural challenges. You can get a full recap of the day over on the Mind the Product blog.

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With illuminating presentations from the experts, and engaged discussion from the audience, this year’s MTPcon was truly fascinating. As organizers, we put in a lot of work to deliver this event to Europe’s product managers, but as product managers ourselves we got out just as much as we put in.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

For attendees who didn’t get a chance to chat with us about ProdPad you can get in touch here.

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ProdPad @MTPcon 2014 – keeping on learning

Simon and Janna ProdPad FoundersSimon and I are not only founders of ProdPad, but also 2/3 of the founding team of Mind the Product. Last week saw our biggest ever conference yet, bringing together over 900 product managers at London’s iconic Barbican Centre for Mind the Product 2014.

This year, ProdPad got involved directly with the Mind the Product as lanyard sponsors. Simon, I and our team were there to talk to attendees about ProdPad and – even more importantly – hear about product managers’ challenges and goals to help us deliver a more effective solution.

On Thursday, September 11th , Mind the Product held its first ever workshop track, with four expert sessions on Product Roadmapping, Lean UX, Agile Product Development and Analytics & Testing. The workshops were a real success with all participants getting stuck right in and raising some excellent questions, some of which we’ll be exploring over the coming weeks too.

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Friday, September 12th, brought us our biggest and best ever MTPcon yet, with excellent speakers. Some of the key ideas discussed were a more real approach to customer focused product management that gets right to the heart of customers as people, as well as how to be a better product manager and strong leader in face of organizational and structural challenges. You can get a full recap of the day over on the Mind the Product blog.

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With illuminating presentations from the experts, and engaged discussion from the audience, this year’s MTPcon was truly fascinating. As organizers, we put in a lot of work to deliver this event to Europe’s product managers, but as product managers ourselves we got out just as much as we put in.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

For attendees who didn’t get a chance to chat with us about ProdPad you can get in touch here.

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ProdPad @MTPcon 2014 – keeping on learning

Simon and Janna ProdPad FoundersSimon and I are not only founders of ProdPad, but also 2/3 of the founding team of Mind the Product. Last week saw our biggest ever conference yet, bringing together over 900 product managers at London’s iconic Barbican Centre for Mind the Product 2014.

This year, ProdPad got involved directly with the Mind the Product as lanyard sponsors. Simon, I and our team were there to talk to attendees about ProdPad and – even more importantly – hear about product managers’ challenges and goals to help us deliver a more effective solution.

On Thursday, September 11th , Mind the Product held its first ever workshop track, with four expert sessions on Product Roadmapping, Lean UX, Agile Product Development and Analytics & Testing. The workshops were a real success with all participants getting stuck right in and raising some excellent questions, some of which we’ll be exploring over the coming weeks too.

15074717329_36901d0955_z

Friday, September 12th, brought us our biggest and best ever MTPcon yet, with excellent speakers. Some of the key ideas discussed were a more real approach to customer focused product management that gets right to the heart of customers as people, as well as how to be a better product manager and strong leader in face of organizational and structural challenges. You can get a full recap of the day over on the Mind the Product blog.

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With illuminating presentations from the experts, and engaged discussion from the audience, this year’s MTPcon was truly fascinating. As organizers, we put in a lot of work to deliver this event to Europe’s product managers, but as product managers ourselves we got out just as much as we put in.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

For attendees who didn’t get a chance to chat with us about ProdPad you can get in touch here.

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