Videos You Should Watch
Product managers tend to sit somewhere between technology, design, and business, in terms of their skill sets. While most people assume that all product managers sit right in the middle of those three areas, knowing a little bit about each, that is not the case.
Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant who has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers. In his ProductTank NYC presentation, he discusses the challenges of having one person in charge of both product and project management.
In Alexa’s presentation at ProductTank NYC, she talks about the importance of brand and marketing. She states that there are not enough conversations about the intersection of product and marketing.
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From left to right, George Abbott, Martin Eriksson, and Daniella Patrick (our guest moderator) discuss Product Leadership during our 1st ProductTank NYC event of November 2017 at Capital One Labs.
From left to right, Erin Essex, Diane Kim, and Clément Delangue respond to audience questions during our 2nd ProductTank NYC event of November 2017 at ustwo Studios.
From left to right, Jim Thomson, Michelle M. Chu, and Shiven Ramji respond to audience questions during our September 2017 edition of ProductTank NYC at Venmo.
From Mind the Product
BY SOYUN KIM ON JANUARY 4, 2018
You may have a great idea and polished advertising to go with it, but, for some reason, millennials don’t seem to click with your product. Do you ever wonder why? What can you do about it? Millennials are one of the largest generations by number, and will soon make up 50% of the global workforce […]
BY SUSANNA PAEVALI ON JANUARY 3, 2018
Joe Leech is an expert in product design strategy, UX and applying psychology in design. He’s recently written a book, “Psychology for Designers,” in which he focuses on recognising and using psychology as a design tool. He’s now a product consultant who works with a range of companies: “I plug into companies that have delivery […]
BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON DECEMBER 27, 2017
In a recent blog post Mind the Product’s director of training, Rosemary King, said that getting an edge as a product manager means “collecting as many valuable experiences as you can from as many places as possible,” and we’ve got plenty in the pipeline next year to help you do just that. Our 2018 is shaping up to […]
BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON DECEMBER 23, 2017
Every week I curate the best product and design content from across the internet into our weekly product management newsletter Prioritised. Here are the top 10 most clicked articles from the 408 links featured in this year’s 51 newsletters – 10 articles your peers digged so much you should definitely check them out as well. […]
BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON DECEMBER 21, 2017
Mind the Product is above all a community of product managers who strive to push our craft of product management forward by sharing our insights, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. We’ve already highlighted the Top 10 Product Talks from across our conferences and meetups, but not everyone wants to get up on stage to […]
BY TODD OLSON ON DECEMBER 20, 2017
It’s been nearly 15 years since Bain’s Fred Reichheld first introduced the Net Promoter System (NPS), a simple calculation of customers’ willingness to recommend a brand. By asking a single question, “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?”, NPS distilled the complex topic of customer satisfaction into a single number. And a decade […]
BY ROSEMARY KING ON DECEMBER 19, 2017
For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year. Sadly for us […]
BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON DECEMBER 18, 2017
As another year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to look back at some of the highlights of 2017, assess the progress we’ve made as a community, and examine how we’ve pushed the craft of product management forward. We’ve certainly made great progress here at Mind the Product: our audience has grown with 50% […]
BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON DECEMBER 15, 2017
At Mind the Product our mission is to further the craft of product management by bringing together product people of all stripes to share their stories and experiences. And at our #mtpcon conferences and some of our ProductTank meetups we film those stories so we can share them as widely as possible. This year our […]
BY SIDHARTH SREEKUMAR ON DECEMBER 14, 2017
I was recently on a long haul flight and ended up whiling away my time watching random shows on the in-flight system. One of the shows I watched was a sitcom. I didn’t find it great (in fact I don’t remember chuckling at even one single joke) but I still ended up watching a bunch […]
BY TERRY CORDEIRO ON DECEMBER 12, 2017
Having spoken at conferences twice this year on the subject of design and emotion, I was spurred into writing this post by the number of people who gave me positive feedback. Why is Designing for Emotion so Important? When we recall past experiences, we are not wired to remember the whole experience with total accuracy. […]
BY TREMIS SKEETE ON DECEMBER 11, 2017
My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. […]
Lindsay Silver talked about the challenges of blending the inspiration of fashion and taste with the guidance offered by huge amounts of hard data at Conde Nast, where he is the Head of Data Technology. Specifically, he walked through an internal data product for that leverages UX data to support creative and commercial decisions, making it easier to build digital products.
Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these experiences through the lense of Netflix, where he was the Vice President of Product.
Jenine has the consulting insights to connect business goals with user desire and motivation for service design and application development. She is experienced with the creative and technical skills to design solutions for intuitive, enjoyable experiences in a complex digital environment.
Adrian Franks is a design director and creative strategist at IBM. At IBM he worked to design and develop the Creative Toolbox, which helps designers and product managers familiarize themselves with the various tools available to prototype and create new products.