Back in March 2020 as schools in the UK closed, we started a weekly online code club for kids. 800 students and 1500 hours of learning later we finished up for the Summer…

This week our UK based staff headed back into lockdown, with our kids home from school again…


For obvious reasons, 2020 saw us pivot away from our office bases to adopting remote-first work practices. Inspired by this tweet by @shreyas, here are some of the changes we’ve made to start to build a remote-first product leadership function.

Strategy and Vision

Over-communication has been the name of the game here. Jeff…


We made it. July 17th is the last day of the school year so as of this week, Code Club is out for Summer.

Since our first practice session on 26th March, 25 Redgaters from right across the business have delivered over 1500 hours of learning.

We’ve had students from…


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We’re currently running a high rate of research calls in my teams. A 45 minute conversation and follow up session every day is about normal for the last quarter. The frequency has allowed me to focus on something I’ve wanted to improve about my own practice for some time.

Research…


The output of the sprint demo is the customer value delivered, but the goal of the session is very different.

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I’ve been on teams that demo every sprint, teams that demo if they have something they think stakeholders will care about, and some that don’t demo at all.

I’ve come to realise that the value in the demo is not the opportunity to update stakeholders. …


One of the first things you do as a PM joining an existing product team is to assess the lay of the land. Get to know the team, understand the current roadmap and priorities. …


This post is a response to Embrace the Interruptions over on the Aha! PM blog. It really resonated with me, and on further reflection over the last week I realised that it’s only half the story.

As much as I embrace the interruptions, taking the time to be unavailable is…


It seems that the hardest part of writing any research is coming up with a good title.

Earlier this month King & Baatartogtokh published a paper examining the theory of disruptive innovation that was made famous in the book The Innovators Dilemma. They found (8 years after publication..) that less…


I’ve been playing with the new IFTTT camera app and it got me thinking about how the original camera app on my iPhone isn’t as useful as it used to be. After all, it’s just a camera app. If I want it to actually do anything with the photo I’ve…


On design and change management

Your work is out in the world, but you keep thinking of ways to improve it. Maybe your clients have got ideas to make it better. Or perhaps priorities have shifted and what you thought was important at the start is less so now.

The…

Tim Dalton

Product Managementing @redgate. Can also be found parenting / cycling / cricketing / allotmenting.

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