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November Roundup: Prioritisation, Hiring and Development, OKRs and More

This November, our membership content covered topics like prioritisation, hiring and development, and OKRs. But members were also treated to the month’s #mtpcon Digital keynote talks and more. Read on for a recap and, if you’re not yet a member but would love in on the action, you can check out our membership plans today. How [...] Read More... The...

Scaling Product Teams: In Defense of Process by Spectra (Adaora) Asala

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Spectra (Adaora) Asala, GM and VP Product, Soapbox at Wistia looks at how you can use process to translate ambiguous challenges into accessible playbooks as your organisation scales. Watch the video to see the talk in full. Or read on for an overview of Spectra’s key points: Process is [...] Read More......

3 Common Product Ops Pitfalls

Product operations (product ops), the product management discipline’s latest way to track and understand the inputs that drive product strategy, is important. Far too long companies have had it “easy” in product development accounting, as projects were often “done” when they were shipped, and the numbers were rarely investigated more than superficially...

How Successful Product People Develop by Shaun Russell

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital talk, Product Coach Shaun Russell uses real-life examples to illustrate how product people learn and reveals why it is that some product managers develop faster than others. Watch the 37-minute session in full, or read on for the highlights. Shaun starts his session by describing his experience of learning [...]...

Using Retros to Create Continuous Improvement – Matt Walton on The Product Experience

Matt Walton was one of the founders of FutureLearn, where he scaled the product team and organisation from nothing to the significant player in online education that it is today. Along the way, he learned a lot about continuous improvement of both the product and the processes for building it – including the use of [...] Read More... The post Using...

Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. As product people, team alignment is table-stakes, and it’s crucial that we factor in multiple perspectives to create diverse, empowered teams,...

Bottom-Up Product Strategy – The State of Product, by Susana Lopes

In this talk from ProductTank London, Susana Lopes (Director of Product at Onfido), talks about how Onfido moved from prioritising at the sprint & quarterly level to setting strategic direction and prioritise at a much larger scale. She starts by outlining several top-down methods for defining strategy, before diving into the bottom-up method called...

Tech and the New Normal by Benedict Evans

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Benedict Evans, Analyst and former Partner at Andreessen Horowitz analyses the huge impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the technology sector, demonstrating how acceleration and experimentation are destructively ushering in a new normal. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an [...]...

#mtpcon Digital (Autumn): Day 2 Highlights

Day two of #mtpcon Digital welcomed more incredible product speakers to our virtual stage. Our keynote speakers, Cennydd Bowles, Asha Haji, and Marty Cagan covered tech and the new normal, pivoting, and the greatest challenges of product management, while our session speakers delivered a range of thought-provoking discussions on OKRs, leadership, strategy...

#mtpcon Digital (Autumn): Day 1 Highlights

Following awesome keynotes by Benedict Evans, Spectra (Adaora) Asala, and Mary Poppendieck, plus six interactive breakout sessions covering topics such as inclusive design, building teams, and tricks to winning the leadership game, day one of #mtpcon Digital (the Autumn edition!) got our final 2020 conference off to a flying start! As always we began...

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