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Masters of Product Management
18 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
A Seat at the Table: The Chief Product Officer Role, with Navya Rehani Gupta, CPO at Peek.com
The Chief Product Officer (CPO) role is still a fairly new role. I get asked quite often where product management should sit within an organization. Historically, it has typically reported up through either marketing or technology, but more and more, organizations are realizing the value of having a product leader at the executive level, having a seat at the c-suite table when all important decisions are being made. The CPO is often that executive. In this episode, Navya Rehani Gupta, Chief Product Officer at Peek.com, shares her experiences in and insights about the important CPO role.
26 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Product Management with Remote Teams, with Kevin Urrutia, co-founder of Voy Media
There is a lot of discussion about whether co-location / in-person work is best for product management and innovation or if remote work can be just as effective. Maybe there is no one right answer there, and certainly there are pros and cons to both. This episode is a conversation about being successful in product management with remote teams.
22 minutes | May 31, 2021
The Importance of User Interviews and Customer Research, with Keerthi Hoback, Senior Director of Product Management, Major League Baseball
There are few things that can make a bigger impact on the ultimate success of a product than a true, deep understanding of customer needs. Without this understanding of customers, their problems, situations, environments, needs, it is really just a matter of luck if we end up with a successful product. This episode features Keerthi Hoback, Senior Director of Product Management at Major League Baseball, discussing the importance of user interviews and customer research in order to set that foundation of customer awareness.
29 minutes | May 17, 2021
Building More Equitable Products | A Conversation with Carey Jenkins and Amanda Di Dio of Substantial
For those of us who build products for a living, how do we ensure that our products are equitable, inclusive, and are leaving a positive impact on customers and the world around us? This episode discusses how can organizations - and product people - can build equitable products.
43 minutes | May 3, 2021
The SIX Tips for Finding Product-Market Fit, with Kandis O’Brien, Co-Founder of The SIX
Product-Market Fit essentially means having the right product to meet a market demand. Here’s the deal… if you don’t first understand what customers need and will buy AND the dynamics and attractiveness of the market in which your customers live and/or work, then it’s really quite difficult to build something that will achieve product-market fit.
39 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
What Product Managers Can Learn from Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders, with Ryan Frederick, CEO of AWH and Author of The Founder’s Manual
Having an “entrepreneurial mindset” is a very beneficial trait for product managers. It will help them think and act in a way that drives ownership, accountability, leadership, strategic thinking, and other aspects of “owning the business of their product”. This episode is is all about what product managers can learn from entrepreneurs and startup founders… regardless of what type or size of company a product manager works in, there are insights to be gleaned from entrepreneurs.
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
The Democratization of Design, with Florian van Schreven, co-Founder and COO of Uizard
Design, of course, is a critical part of product development. It’s where the ideas in our heads start to take shape in the real world. These days, there are still the proverbial - and literal - ideas sketched on napkins, but technology is making it so that even the non-designers can express ideas in effective mockups and prototypes. While the expertise of designer and UX professionals is still paramount, everyone in the product management ecosystem can and should be a part of the critical function of design. In this episode, we discuss the democratization of design with Florian van Schreven, co-founder and COO of Uizard.
28 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
The Importance of Innovation for Legacy Products and Brands, with Ebony Shears, Vice President of Product, Forbes
All products have a lifespan. Some products live for a year or so. Some products - especially those attached to iconic brands - can live for decades or longer! Legacy products and brands - those that have stood the test of time and carved a place for themselves in their marketplaces - often have a built-in credibility and can even have a sort of product folklore about them, but just like every product, these legacy products still must from time to time reinvent themselves to ensure they are continuously meeting ever-changing market dynamics and customer needs.
31 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
How Being a Standup Comedian Taught Me How to Be a Great Product Manager, with Deepak Paramanand, Product Lead at Hitachi Europe
Many experiences can help product managers hone their skills... including stand-up comedy! In this episode, Deepak Paramanand shares how learning how to find jokes that will land with his audience helped him become a better product manager.
27 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Getting Started with Jobs to be Done, with Mike Belsito, co-Founder of Product Collective
Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) has become one of the most discussed frameworks among product people. Yet while it's simple in nature, JTBD is often misunderstood, making it difficult for some to begin applying it. In this episode, we'll discuss what JTBD is and how to get started.
29 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The Product Leader's Role in M&A, with Jodi McDermott, Chief Product Officer at Dude Solutions
An organization’s product leader plays a significant role in mergers and acquisitions activities - from both the buy side and sell side. In this conversation, Jodi McDermott shares her experience as a product executive during multiple acquisitions.
19 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The Role of Product Manager for Non-Software Products
Is the product manager role different for a physical product than for a software product? My answer is that most of the role is the same, but there are some real nuances that matter. In this episode, I discuss a couple of differences that product managers who own physical products encounter and ways they can be successful.
24 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
The Superpower of Neurodiversity & How It Can Make Every Product Team Better
Neurodiversity - having a team whose minds and brains work differently from each other - can be a superpower for organizations, leading to more innovation and better products. Marton Gaspar, The Product Whisper, joins us on this episode to discuss what companies can do to leverage this superpower. More information on neurodiversity in tech and product at product-whisperer.com.
19 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
We All Start Somewhere - Carving Your Career Path in Product Management, with Mamuna Oladipo, SVP Product, Design, & Engineering, Kickstarter
While there are a few product management degrees popping up in universities these days - which is great, by the way - generally speaking, none of us get a degree in product management and then start our careers in a product manager role straight out of university. We start from somewhere else… be it sales or marketing or engineering. Or we have a completely different path like this episode's guest, Mamuna Oladipo, SVP of Product Design & Engineering at Kickstarter. We discuss how to move into product management from a “non-traditional” path and how to make the most of every role and opportunity along the way
21 minutes | May 18, 2020
Before you Build Great Products, Build You: The Product! A conversation with Vivek Bedi
22 minutes | May 11, 2020
Building Your Startup Without Being a Tech Whiz, with Tara Reed, CEO of Apps Without Code
9 minutes | May 5, 2020
Interview with Arlan Hamilton, author of It's About Damn Time: How To Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage.
22 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
The Important Relationship Between Product Manager and Technology Lead, with Blair Winston, Director of Product & Strategy at Hilton
Product management is innately cross-functional. There are many key partners that help build and support products… product management, technology, sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, operations, and the list goes on. One of the most important relationships a product manager has is with his or her technology lead. As a product manager, it is our job to uncover customer problems. It’s the job of our technology lead and team to help find creative solutions for those problems. The tech lead also helps by managing the rest of the team and setting the team up for success. In this episode, we discuss the ever-important relationship between the product manager and the technology lead.
27 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
The Importance of Product Communities, with Clement Kao, Product Manager at Blend and Co-Founder of Product Manager HQ
19 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Driving Your Products and Supporting Your Customers During a Pandemic, a conversation with Vidya Dinamani
It’s early 2020 and the world has been drastically affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. While the health and safety of employees should be the top priority for all businesses, of course, frankly we still must try to keep the customers we have and find ways to help those customers weather this storm. At this time, it’s even more imperative that product managers are in touch with their customers to uncover needs and problems and help solve those problems if possible. After all, your customers have very different problems than they did just a few short weeks ago.
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