How to Launch Version One Products


Digital to Physical: The Experiment Economy


Making the Right Decisions with the Right Metrics

From left to right, Silvia Tueros-Cossio, Michael Clark, Holly Hester-Reilly and John Marcantonio joined us for a panel conversation at ProductTank NYC at Capital One Labs.


World Product Day: Watch the Webcast

From left to right, Saad Khatri, Vivek Bedi, Karen Kranack and Tania Philip. Watch the recorded webcast on Facebook.




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World Product Day

From left to right, Tania Philip, Vivek Bedi, and Karen Kranack respond to audience questions during ProductTank NYC at Capital One Labs.


How to Elevate products to the next level

From left to right, Tim Miller, Eli Goldberg, Adam Perlis and Jia Liao respond to audience questions during ProductTank NYC at Squarespace.


AI: Building Products That Learn

From left to right, Abhishek Mathur, Anne Griffin, and Kenneth Kuo (our guest presenter and Q/A moderator) respond to audience questions during our second ProductTank NYC of 2018 at Metis (at WeWork).



PRODUCT LEADERSHIP II: MANAGING PRODUCT TEAMS

From left to right, Saad Khatri, Richard Banfield, and Jessica Waite (our guest moderator) respond to audience questions during our first ProductTank NYC of 2018 at Capital One Labs.


Emotionally Intelligent Product Design

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.


Product Leadership

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.


Building Products for Product Builders

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

How to Help Others Without Losing Yourself by Roisi Proven

BY ROISI PROVEN ON JULY 20, 2018

Roisi Proven, product leader for startups in the media industry, brings us a personal case study about her journey towards leading with empathy without harming her own wellbeing. Please note, this talk deals with issues such as death, mental illness, and descriptions of mental breakdowns. Empathy as a Superpower Empathy is a powerful tool to […]

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What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2018

BY EMILY TATE ON JULY 19, 2018

This year #mtpcon San Francisco brought together 1,600 product people from 33 countries and 37 states across the US to learn, share, and connect over our craft. After a day of workshops and leadership discussions, the main conference presented 10 amazing speakers who shared their insights and gave the crowd new ideas to think about […]

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5 Lessons in Designing Physical Products for Software Product Managers

BY PAUL SHUSTAK ON JULY 17, 2018

In 2009, I’d already had 15-year career in the tech industry, mainly as a product manager at software companies like Microsoft and Adobe. But that year, I decided to take the plunge into physical products, launching KOR Water with my partner Eric Barnes. Our goal was to make what we called “sustainable hydration” the non-negotiable, socially […]

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Measuring Customer Interactions to Unlock Product Discovery

BY MICHAEL MORRIS ON JULY 16, 2018

I’ve been in product for some time now and I’ve seen lots of different frameworks and methodologies, from Pragmatic Marketing to the concepts of Lean, and lots in between. I’ve seen enough to be a little bit jaded towards any one methodology, but I also know that methodology is important. When looking at the different […]

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Product Warrior Podcast: Tristan Kromer on how to Help the Team Embrace Lean

BY DAVE MARTIN ON JULY 12, 2018

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, discusses the concept of the Lean methodology and helping teams adopt an experimental approach. Silicon Valley Lean startup coach Tristan Kromer helps product teams to move fast through experimentation. He writes articles and e-books at https://grasshopperherder.com/. In this episode I chat with Tristan about: What […]

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Building Product in a Post-GDPR World

BY CHRIS MASSEY ON MAY 21, 2018

It’s GDPR week! Keep Calm and Manage Data Responsibly! I’m not going to go into an exhaustive breakdown of exactly what GDPR is, as there are plenty of other perfectly good posts about that. I’m also going to avoid – wherever possible – the legalese and specific jargon that comes with it. By this point, […]

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Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

BY ROISI PROVEN ON JULY 11, 2018

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Wet Suits and Shirley Cards Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”. Nowhere was this clearer than with wet suits. Designed to […]

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From World Cup to World Series: Lessons in Creating Winning Cultures

BY KATE LETO ON JULY 10, 2018

Do you remember the last time you made a mistake in a big meeting, or received “constructive” feedback in front of others? I bet it felt like all eyes were on you, and your secret wish was that the ground would open up just long enough for you to make a clean escape. Well, imagine […]

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Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

BY MARTIN ERIKSSON ON JULY 9, 2018

Since it’s still a relatively new role, there’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. This makes it hard to compare jobs, plan your career, and attract the right talent to your team. While there is still no one-size-fits-all solution, a standard is emerging from most successful product teams and […]

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4 Product Management Hacks to get the Most out of Failure

BY SHABNUM GULATI ON JULY 6, 2018

Failing is an eventuality in software development. Not only do we fail, we are encouraged to fail iteratively. Let’s do it over and over again! And yet, the job of the product manager comes with a level of accountability and scrutiny that is unique. Product managers are asked to look after all facets of a […]

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Don't Join the Cult by Paul Adams

BY ARNE KITTLER ON JULY 5, 2018

The final keynote of this year’s MTP Engage came from Paul Adams, VP of product at Intercom. In the preparations leading up to the conference, Paul had warned me that he would challenge some common beliefs in the audience. We were excited, because we wanted to end the conference by giving our audience something to […]

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Building for Billions in India: Meeting the Challenge of Building Products For A Complex Country

BY SIDHARTH SREEKUMAR ON MAY 10, 2018

India is a complex and diverse country, more so than any other emerging market in the world. Its diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic user base makes it a daunting challenge, one that the start-ups operating out of global hubs like Silicon Valley and London don’t face until much later in their expansion lifecycle. So it […]

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The Product Agent: Managing Ideas on a Product Team

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. […]

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Optimize for an Experience not a Platform

BY AARON GLAZER ON JANUARY 26, 2018

The pace at which new platforms are introduced is increasing rapidly. This means that our customers are always looking for the next opportunity to get their hands on new technology and use it in complex, exciting ways. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are the buzzwords we can’t seem to escape or get enough of. Last year […]

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How do you Build a Million-Dollar Product?

BY PRANAB AGARWAL ON JANUARY 11, 2018

I am a product manager. I’ve been one for over a decade, and I absolutely love it! Building new products, and building them from scratch gives me a huge boost! Interestingly a few of these products have crossed the million-dollar mark; so I wanted to share a few of my secret mantras that can help you […]

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Videos

Using Habit-Forming Technology for Good by Nir Eyal

In this ProductTank NYC talk, behavioral designer Nir Eyal examines the ways in which product design can influence consumer behavior, and discusses how to apply this thinking across various technologies to create a positive impact on the world.

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The Art of the Side Hustle by Jonathan Lai

A full-time job pays the bills. You work with a team of people, customers, and clients, and you do it because you have to, and not necessarily because you want to. A side hustle on the other hand, is a job you do before or after your regular job.


Ask Alexis and the SMS MVP by Josh Seiden

Josh Seiden is co-founder and principal at consulting firm Neo. In this ProductTank NYC talk, he shares his work on a project called Ask Alexis.


MAPPING EXPERIENCES BY JIM KALBACH

Jim Kalbach is a respected author, speaker, and instructor in information architecture and UX strategy and currently Head of Customer Success at online whiteboard business Mural. His latest book, Mapping Experiences (O’Reilly, 2016), focuses on the role of visualizations in strategy and innovation and in this talk from ProductTank New York he discusses the roles and duties related to mapping experiences.


Vivek Bedi - The Awesome Product Manager

Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest. He has over 15 years’ product management experience, working for companies like Goldman Sachs, Sterling Backcheck, and now LearnVest. In his presentation, talks about LearnVest, the role of a product manager, and what he’s learned from his years as a product manager.


Alexa scordato - Product Marketing at Stack Overflow

Alexa Scordato is the VP of marketing at Stack Overflow. Her company is an online community for programmers, and one of the top sites in the world. They see over 45 million visitors per month, seven visits per visitor every month, and each visit lasts about six minutes. The main focus of the site is the Q&A, and there have been over 7.6 billion times that a developer found a solution on their site.


WHY PRODUCT MANAGEMENT SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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 product and project management. Jordan uses the Tesla automobile as a relatable example. 



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SOPHIA HUANG – ONBOARDING AS A PRODUCT MANAGER

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager.


DANIELLA PATRICK – INNOVATION LAB PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Daniella Patrick is an Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture, which is one of the largest global consulting firms in the world, with clients and partners like Microsoft, GE, HP, and IBM. Accenture now has over 400k people employed, and offices in over 200 cities across 55 countries. Daniella’s educational background is in mechanical engineering and mathematics, and her professional experience includes operations, engineering, and design roles at several startups. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she discusses her team’s role at their company and how they go about identifying problems and developing solutions.



Jenine Lurie - Disruptive Product Development

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 – Creative Design Tools

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.


How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks. In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, he explains about how designers and developers can work better together on software projects, by adopting some simple tactics and strategies for better collaboration.


FROM CUSTOMER INTERVIEW TO BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH

In this talk at Product Tank NYC, I describe how a class project turned into my first major product build. As head of product management at UncommonGoods, I have used the wish list redesign and its success to demonstrate the value of customer feedback, data analysis, and iterative development. It has since served as the driving force in the proliferation of the PM discipline throughout UncommonGoods.


HOW TO WIN ENTERPRISE-USER BUY-IN – ERIC MENZIE

Eric Menzie, CRM Head of Product at Wells Fargo Securities, talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise User Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management.







ProductTank NYC is a community of product professionals working for (or wanting to work for) digital/web/mobile companies in New York City to exchange ideas, insights and experiences. Our events include talks from guest speakers from various companies, organizations and industries.

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