What we're about

ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Des Moines & Ames to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Design, Development and Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited.

Events include talks from guest speakers on topics around product management, networking opportunities, and a good old-fashioned chin-wag over a beer or two.

We're open to companies big and small. We also welcome early-stage technology businesses looking to learn how to get their ideas off the ground.

We also have a blog and encourage the community to get engaged by commenting on or writing new posts for http://www.mindtheproduct.com

Finally, check out our annual conferences in San Francisco and London: http://mtpcon.com

Upcoming events (1)

The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking - A Discussion

One of our finest product thinkers, Jeff Patton, has recently published an article entitled "The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking". Jeff thoughtfully lays out the outdated thinking that lives in most organizations, and highlights the traps and habits that prevent companies from embracing modern product thinking.

You can read the article here: https://www.jpattonassociates.com/mindset-that-kills-product-thinking/

For our next ProductTank meetup, our first in-person meetup since early 2019(!), we're going to try something different. We ask our attendees to read Jeff's most recent article, and to participate in the next meetup as though it were a book club. Bring your thoughts, your questions, and your ideas. (It's also OK if you'd just prefer to listen)

We will discuss such topics as:
*Does your organization respect and encourage Product Thinking?
*Why or Why Not?
*What obstacles to product thinking have you encountered in your organization? (and how did you overcome them?)

Special thanks to LenderClose for agreeing to host our Meetup!

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