Some people say that a change is as good as a rest. They’ve probably never had to change an organisation’s product culture, though. For July’s ProductTank London, Marc Abraham (@MAA1) brought us three experts in making change happen.
- Derek Morrison (@allaboutproduct), Group Product Manager at Tesco
- Sally Foote (@sallyfoote), Digital Product Consultant, Founder of FEB Digital
- Craig Strong (@craigstrong), Director Global Product Development Lifecycle at Pearson
Which is better for making product decisions: guesswork or user feedback?
Albert Einstein once said that anyone can make something complex, but only a genius can make something simple. Imagine if you could read your user’s minds and understand what they really think about your product.
I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned about being a product manager.
Many years ago, my parents bought me my first PC. It was fairly pricy at the time, and represented the end of my reliance on stolen minutes on other people’s computers. And because I’m a muppet, the very first thing I did was to brick it by attempting an ill-advised upgrade.
For June’s ProductTank London, experts spoke on the topic of product roadmapping, prioritisation and portfolio management:
- Michelle You (@wreckingball37), Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Songkick
- Janna Bastow (@simplybastow), Co-founder of ProdPad, and of Mind The Product
- Lee Wilkinson (@ProdDev_LeeW), Director of Product at Hearst Magazine
On the 4th birthday of ProductTank London in May, three speakers shared with us their experiences of building and working in B2B (business to business) companies.
- James Gill (@JamesJGill), Founder and CEO of GoSquared
- Rif Kiamil (@rifkiamil), Founder and CEO of FOODit
- Clancy Childs (@cchilds), Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Tizaro
Some advice for all you budding product managers and job hunters out there:
- Get your good selves over to Silicon Milkroundabout 7.0 this Saturday.
- Go chat with the Mind the Product gang about a career in product management at SMR7.
- Read my special guest blog – A Day in the Life of a Product Manager – over on SMR’s blog.
And if you’re looking for tips on how you can tell you’re doing your job right, you may also be interested in one of my earlier posts: 4 Key Ways to Spot a Successful Product Manager.
April’s ProductTank London considered the question of how to manage devices in an increasingly interconnected world. Here to share their experience of the Internet of Things (IoT), product management and connected devices were:
On Wednesday 14th May, I’ll be joining a panel of local product managers and startup founders at Product Anonymous in Melbourne, Australia to talk about their MVP (minimum viable product) trials and tribulations. If you’re in the area, it would be great if you could join us and take part in the discussion.
Time: 6-6:30 pm arrival & drinks. Talk starts at 6:30 pm.
Grab your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/product-anonymous-may-14-mvp-tickets-10598537511
See you there!
This is the story of why I’m going to be disappointed with 99% of all airlines for the foreseeable future.
As the UK shops itself out of recession, it was more than fitting that February’s ProductTank London was all about product management in commerce: online, offline and mobile. This month we had three eye-opening talks: