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The Product Science Podcast
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Season 3 Highlights: The Product Science Success Path
To wrap up Season 3 of the Product Science Podcast, we look back at all of the great stories and insights our guests have shared. As a framework, we use the Product Science Success Path, a five-stage journey to putting Product Science into action: Agile Product Developers, Product Discovery Practitioners, Continuous Product Improvers, High-Impact Experimenters, High-Growth Product Leaders. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/season-3-highlights
40 minutes | 3 months ago
The Heather Samarin Hypothesis: Customer-Driven Organizations Develop Products People Actually Want
Heather Samarin is the co-founder of Product Rebels and has over 17 years of experience in design, development, and management of customer experiences. She has held multiple product executive roles for successful companies like Intuit. With Vidya Dinamani, she co-wrote Groundwork: Get Better at Making Better Products. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how to conduct scrappy research, improve your organization’s usage of personas, and get buy-in from business leaders. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep322-heather-samarin
39 minutes | 3 months ago
The Lisa Mo Wagner Hypothesis: Build a Diverse Team to Better Build for a Diverse Audience
Lisa Mo Wagner is a product person with a strong focus on inclusive and empowering product management. She believes the most effective product leaders excel at strategic skills like empathy, listening, and facilitation. Put your team first and trust they will put your customer first. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we discuss what inclusive product management is and how you can accomplish it in your organization. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep213-lisa-mo-wagner
43 minutes | 3 months ago
The Nacho Bassino Hypothesis: Success at Scale Starts with Setting the Right Product Direction
Nacho Bassino has been leading product teams for over ten years in different companies and industries. He also is a speaker, teacher, and coach, working with organizations in different countries to help product teams and product leaders improve their practices and skills to achieve greater impact. He is the Chief Product Officer at Best Day, In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about his new book, Product Direction, and how to develop a product strategy in your organization. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep320-nacho-bassino
47 minutes | 3 months ago
The Petra Wille Hypothesis: True Product Leaders Focus on the Development of Strong Product People
Petra Wille is an independent product leadership coach and author of STRONG Product People who’s been helping product teams boost their skill sets and up their game since 2013. Alongside her freelance work, Petra co-organizes and curates Mind the Product Engage Hamburg, Germany. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about why people development is just as important as product development, and how Petra works with clients to identify and improve on gaps in their skillsets. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep319-petra-wille
36 minutes | 5 months ago
The Marty Cagan Hypothesis: Extraordinary Products Are Built by Empowered Product Teams
This week on the Product Science Podcast, we’re back with a new interview with Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group, to talk about his new book, EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we learn what lead him to write a new book, and why many business leaders underestimate the results they can get out of the team they already have by working in a new way. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep317-marty-cagan
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Revisiting The Marty Cagan Hypothesis: Surviving Success in High-Growth Startups Requires Great Product Leadership
This week on the Product Science Podcast, we're revisiting our first episode, where we sat down with Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group, to talk about the lessons he’s learned over his long career in product management. Marty has a new book out, EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products, and we'll bring him back on the podcast next week to hear all about it. In this episode, we talk through mentorship, the importance of product management, how companies can escape their roadmap addiction, and much more. Read the show notes to learn more.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
The Parul Goel Hypothesis: Product Managers Should Prioritize Being Credible Rather Than Impressive
Parul Goel is a Product Leader at PayPal. She currently heads payments for the PayPal Commerce Platform, an enterprise product she helped build from scratch. She is passionate about innovating in the enterprise product space. In her career spanning over fifteen years, Parul has been part of several complex product builds, some have been very successful while others have served as great life lessons. Parul loves to travel and cannot wait to get back to a plane, hopefully on her way to somewhere new and exciting. Parul holds an M.S in Computer Science from Columbia University. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how credibility is at the core of effective product leadership. Read the show notes to learn more.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
The Brent Tworetzky Hypothesis: Savvy COOs Can Use a Product Lens to Effectively Drive Company Operations
Brent Tworetzky is the COO of Parsley Health, where he leads product, finance, and operations. He co-founded and runs the NY Product Conference. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how Brent has transformed his company by following product principles on an organizational level. Read the show notes to learn more.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
The Beth Toland Hypothesis: Impactful UX Research Teams Don’t Just Report Information, They Engage in Conversation
Beth Toland is the Head of Experience Research at Asana. A seasoned researcher with a passion for data-informed design, Beth leads the user research team at Asana, working closely with the product team to drive the company's strategy. Prior to joining Asana, Beth led user research teams at consultancies, design agencies, and larger in-house companies, spending her early career at AOL and Sapient. Beth has a BA in Museum Studies and an MFA in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how to build a research team from the ground up and what kinds of questions can help product succeed. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep313-beth-toland
38 minutes | 6 months ago
The Dave Chan Hypothesis: We Are All Designers
Dave Chan is a senior product designer at Adobe, previously leading teams at Tesla and Shutterstock. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about why the best teams integrate design from the start. Read the show notes to learn more.
45 minutes | 6 months ago
The Marc Abraham Hypothesis: Skilled Product Managers Leverage Tension to Make the Product Stronger
Marc Abraham is an experienced product management practitioner and a Head of Product - Engagement at London-based ASOS. He’s worked for a large number of successful digital organizations, from startups to more established businesses. He’s the author of My Product Management Toolkit, which came out in 2018, and the recent Managing Product = Managing Tension. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about what tension is and how you can use it to create stronger work in your organization. Read the show notes to learn more.
45 minutes | 6 months ago
The Rajesh Nerlikar Hypothesis: Vision-Led Product Teams Are Focused on Customer Outcomes
Rajesh Nerlikar has more than 15 years of product management experience. Prior to becoming Chief Product Advisor at Prodify, he was a consultant at Accenture, an entrepreneur, a product manager at 2 DC startups that exited, and a director of product at Morningstar. He is also currently serving as Vice President of Product at Savonix, a Prodify client. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how to maintain focus on a vision of how you deliver long-term value to customers. Read the show notes to learn more.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
The Carlos González de Villaumbrosia Hypothesis: Continuing to Learn Is the Best Way to Move Forward in Your Career
Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is the Founder and CEO of Product School, the global leader in product management training with a community of over one million product professionals. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how Carlos teaches product management, and why reputation is everything. Read the show notes to learn more.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
The Robbie Kellman Baxter Hypothesis: The Best Membership-Oriented Businesses Focus on the Long Term
Robbie Kellman Baxter has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic business advice to major organizations, including Netflix, Fitbit, Microsoft, and Consumer Reports. She has been focused on subscription and growth strategies for the past decade. Baxter has been featured in the WSJ and on CNN. She has her MBA from the Stanford GSB, and graduated with honors from Harvard College. She’s the author of the books, The Membership Economy and The Forever Transaction, and a consultant with Peninsula Strategies. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about what successful subscription businesses do right, and why retention is what you need to keep focused on the long term. Read the show notes to learn more.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
The Paul Gebel Hypothesis: Products Succeed or Fail Based on the Trust They Build
Paul Gebel is the Director of Product Innovation at ITX Corp, where he leads a team of 15 product managers working on enterprise client accounts overseeing 7 Agile teams. He’s also an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the host of Product Momentum, a Product Development Strategy podcast. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about why product leaders are the next business leaders, and how to step into owning that role. Read the show notes to learn more.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
The Tricia Maia Hypothesis: Always Explain the Why Behind Actions If You Want Your Team to Thrive
Tricia Maia is a product leader with 9 years experience in designing, launching, and scaling digital products across industries, from startups to Fortune 15 companies. She has spoken and written on topics ranging from human-centered design in the enterprise to digital inclusion, and specializes in mobile platforms, design thinking, and product growth. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about lessons Tricia’s learned working for both small startups and large organizations, and why great management starts with listening. Read the show notes to learn more.
36 minutes | 7 months ago
The Susan Lindner Hypothesis: The Most Powerful Person in the Room Is the Storyteller
Susan Lindner is an innovation storyteller and the Founder & CEO of Emerging Media, an award-winning PR, marketing, and branding agency. Susan speaks to startups, innovators, and top executives from 60+ countries at GE, PWC, Deutchebank, and Capital One, and at global conferences, consulates, and trade organizations about strategic storytelling: mastering the message and the media for maximum impact. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how to apply concepts of strategic storytelling to your product and get your message out there. Read the show notes to learn more.
42 minutes | 8 months ago
The Adam Thomas Hypothesis: If You Do Research Well It Never Feels Like a Waste of Time
Adam Thomas is a product manager with 10 years of experience as a “wartime” product person. As Director of Product at Informed, he built a product research and development practice from the ground up, teaching his team solid research methodologies as well as getting buy-in from stakeholders to build things the right way. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about what Adam does to create a disciplined and clear approach to product research. Read the show notes to learn more.
42 minutes | 8 months ago
The Amy Jo Kim Hypothesis: Drive Deep Product Engagement by Optimizing the Core Loop with Game Thinking
Named by Fortune as one of the top 10 influential women in games, Amy Jo Kim is a game designer, community architect, and innovation coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Covet Fashion, and Happify. Amy Jo has helped thousands of entrepreneurs & innovators bring their ideas to life through her coaching programs at gamethinking.io. She pioneered the practice of applying game design to digital services and is well-known for her books Community Building on the Web (2000) and Game Thinking (2018). In addition to her coaching practice, Amy Jo teaches Game Thinking at Stanford University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she co-founded the game design program. She holds a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and a BA in Experimental Psychology from UCSD. This week on the Product Science Podcast, H2R Product Science Founder and CEO Holly Hester-Reilly sits down with Amy Jo to get into how ideas from game design can translate into product development, and what separates the successful projects she’s worked on from those that didn’t get off the ground. Read the show notes to learn more.
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