October 2022

Lead with Context not Control - Silicon Valley Product Group

There are so many good books available today that try to explain to company leaders the advantages of empowering your people. Some of my current favorites include: Leaders Eat Last, Startup Nation, The Art of Action, Turn the Ship Around, Extreme Ownership, Team of Teams, and Leadership is Language.  I consider each of these inspiring...

September 2022

Pledge To Customers - Silicon Valley Product Group

An Empowered Product Team’s Pledge To Customers As a company moves from sales-driven feature teams to empowered product teams, there are some fairly significant changes to how the product teams need to interact with customers. Most of those changes are not directly visible to the customers, as they involve how product teams do their daily...

August 2022

Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

Like most of us, when Melissa Perri started as a product manager she started with giant requirements documents, dutifully recording every little detail from stakeholders and turning them into shiny docs for the developers. Then she discovered Agile and churned out features even faster. But eventually she realised that she had been building features for [...] Read more »

Learnings from London: Marty Cagan on making products customers love

Our London stage has played host to an exceptional group of product speakers over the past decade, so each week in the run-up to this year's event, we’ll bring you the most exciting moments from #mtpcon London in years gone by. We start with the year it all began. At the 2012 #mtpcon London, Marty Cagan led an incredible session on building products that customers love. Watch the video in full or read on for Marty’s top tips!