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ProdPad @MTPcon 2014 – keeping on learning

Posted by Janna Bastow
September 19, 2014

Simon and Janna ProdPad FoundersSimon and I are not only founders of ProdPad, but also 2/3 of the founding team of Mind the Product. Last week saw our biggest ever conference yet, bringing together over 900 product managers at London’s iconic Barbican Centre for Mind the Product 2014.

This year, ProdPad got involved directly with the Mind the Product as lanyard sponsors. Simon, I and our team were there to talk to attendees about ProdPad and – even more importantly – hear about product managers’ challenges and goals to help us deliver a more effective solution.

On Thursday, September 11th , Mind the Product held its first ever workshop track, with four expert sessions on Product Roadmapping, Lean UX, Agile Product Development and Analytics & Testing. The workshops were a real success with all participants getting stuck right in and raising some excellent questions, some of which we’ll be exploring over the coming weeks too.

Post-it notes

Friday, September 12th, brought us our biggest and best ever MTPcon yet, with excellent speakers. Some of the key ideas discussed were a more real approach to customer focused product management that gets right to the heart of customers as people, as well as how to be a better product manager and strong leader in face of organizational and structural challenges. You can get a full recap of the day over on the Mind the Product blog, and see all the Mind the Product photos from the day on flickr

With illuminating presentations from the experts, and engaged discussion from the audience, this year’s MTPcon was truly fascinating. As organizers, we put in a lot of work to deliver this event to Europe’s product managers, but as product managers ourselves we got out just as much as we put in.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

For attendees who didn’t get a chance to chat with us about ProdPad you can get in touch here.

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