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The PM Competency Framework: Making Product Management growth a team effort

My first year at Spotify was one of the happiest years of my life. I had joined the Infrastructure and Operations ‘tribe’ as an Agile Coach and some of my fondest memories (both personally and professionally) were from working in my Agile Coach ‘chapter’. As a chapter of six coaches, over time, we understood our [...] Read more » The post The PM Competency...

Product and VC: What You Need to Know – Dharmesh Raithatha

For many product people, it’s a dream to get in early at a startup — or to start their own.  Unless you have the ability to bootstrap, that means you’ll need access to money, which often means working with venture capital.  That can be a mysterious and scary world, so we asked Dharmesh Raithatha, CPO [...] Read more » The post Product and VC: What...

Process as Product: What product ops can learn from user research

What do a necklace, a bowl of salad, and a compass have in common? They are all metaphors that product managers at Dashlane use to describe their role. The insight they revealed, among others, helped me shape what Dashlane’s first-ever product operations role should look like. Product operations is a relatively new concept for most companies [...] Read more »...

Practising “Best Practice” Product in the Context of B2B2B2C

“Who are we building this for, the buyer, their customer, or the users?!” This was the Product and Design team I was leading in 2020 which focused on building and selling an enterprise-grade digital platform in healthcare. The complexity of this situation was consternating. Who were we supposed to serve, and how would we serve [...] Read more » The...

Getting to a team-based approach to continuous discovery by Teresa Torres

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, product discovery coach Teresa Torres unpacks some of the ideas behind a cross-functional team-based approach to continuous product discovery. Watch the video to see Teresa’s talk in full (Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon Digital APAC talks here). Or read on for an [...]...

#mtpcon Digital APAC Day 2 highlights

Following on from an exciting day yesterday, day two of #mtpcon Digital APAC saw more engaging keynote speakers covering data, commercial discovery, and purpose-driven products. We also enjoyed some exciting breakout sessions ranging from tech leadership to digital transformation, and even had a bit of spare time for chit chat over some coffee and doughnuts....

Diversity in product: Are we nearly there?

We all know that diverse teams build better products: if your products are to resonate and find traction with the general population, then that population needs to be represented within your team. But although we’ve explored the reasons why it makes sense to hire with diversity in mind for some time — for example Martin [...] Read more » The post...

#mtpcon Digital APAC Day 1 highlights

Today, #mtpcon Digital APAC got off to an exciting start! We saw three engaging keynotes covering discovery, product development, and cybernetics, plus a plethora of interactive breakout sessions. Here’s what we learned throughout the day… Kicking things off from Mind the product HQ in the UK meant that by 4.30 am our time we’d already caught [...]...

Cracking the PM Career – Jackie Bavaro on The Product Experience

When we talk about product strategy, we often go back to the double diamond approach: identify the problem that you need to solve, then work on creating & optimising a solution for it. There’s a similar approach to Product careers — first, we need to get the job, then we need to excel in it.  [...] Read more » The post Cracking the PM Career –...

Why every product and UX leader needs to be a storyteller

What are the priorities for the next few months? It’s the question I asked every time I went to help an organization struggling to release a new product or get customers to adopt their current ones. Sometimes people answered by saying they needed to ship things by a certain date, sometimes they gave me some [...] Read more » The post Why every product...

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