The Product Experience

The Product Experience features conversations with the product people of the world, focusing on real insights of how to improve your product practice. Part of the Mind the Product network, hosts Lily Smith (ProductTank organiser and Product Consultan

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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...

Product Research Rules – C. Todd Lombardo & Aras Bilgen on The Product Experience

It’s been drilled into our heads time and time again – as product people, we know that we are not the customer.  What follows is that we need to get to know our customers, to figure out what their problems are, how they perceive and prioritise them, and how they react to the solutions we [...] Read More... The post Product Research Rules – C. Todd...

Not Your Typical Product People – Marton Gaspar & Eli Montgomery on The Product Experience

Diversity at work comes in many forms, but neurodiversity is one that we don’t discuss as much in the workplace. This week, we’re joined on the podcast by Marton Gaspar and Eli Montgomery, to give us two different points of view on the topic. Marton’s recently been talking publicly about his experiences as an autistic [...] Read More... The post...

The State of the Product – Susana Lopes on The Product Experience

We first saw Onfido’s Susana Lopes talk about how she used the State of the Product presentation to manage stakeholders and drive alignment at London’s Product Camp. She’s since written two great articles on the subject (Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially Part 1 and Part 2), and she joins us on [...] Read More... ...

Roadmaps Are Dead. Long Live Roadmaps! – Janna Bastow on The Product Experience

When you have questions about roadmaps, it pays to talk to someone who has spent way too much of her life thinking about them. Janna Bastow – co-founder of both Mind the Product and ProdPad – has been trying to fix the problems of roadmaps for most of her professional life. She hacked together the [...] Read More... The post Roadmaps Are Dead. Long...

Balancing Family Life with a Career in Product Management – Shelly Kalish & Karen Hershenson on The Product Experience

“People are hard.” That’s what Mind the Product co-founder Janna Bastow said in her keynote speech at #mtpcon in 2017. As product managers, we have to deal with demanding, unreasonable people who hold us to unrealistic standards and want everything delivered yesterday – and as a parent, you have to deal with stakeholders and team members [...] Read...

User Research Interviews – Robert Chokr on The Product Experience

Talking to users is easy. Talking to them in a way that gets you useful information is hard. Using that information in a way that helps align stakeholders and teams on the path to building great products? That’s the hardest of all. Lucky for us, our guest on the podcast this week is Robert Chokr, [...] Read More... The post User Research Interviews...

Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience [rebroadcast]

As we’ve got an Ask Me Anything session with Colin Pal coming up soon (October 14th), we’re re-broadcasting this episode from earlier in the year so that you can get to know Colin and prep some questions for him! The AMA is for Prioritised and MTP Leader members so if you’re not a member yet, [...] Read More... The post Building Products in AsiaPac...

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

In our previous episode, Adam Thomas introduced how he uses a military technique (BLUF) for prioritisation. This week, former US Marine William Treseder – now co-founder and SVP of Product at innovation consultancy BMNT – joins us to talk about how he works with Government, Defense, Academic and Corporate clients to transform their innovation culture....

BLUF Your Way to Success – Adam Thomas on The Product Experience

The one thing every product person needs is a new acronym that comes from the military, and Adam Thomas is here to help. Sarcasm aside, Adam’s made good use of the BLUF technique: Bottom Line Up Front, a short template, clearly laying out what the team is working on and how they plan to do [...] Read More... The post BLUF Your Way to Success – Adam...

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