Bruce McCarthy 30 / Bruce McCarthy Description Bruce’s Recommended Reading About Bruce Bruce McCarthy helps growing organizations achieve their product visions through workshops, coaching, and speaking at events around the world. Bruce co-wrote Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty and opines regularly about Product Culture. Website:Read more
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Saleema Vellani Innovazing 29 / Empathy Is the Catalyst for Innovation Description Design thinking calls on product people to put themselves in their customer’s shoes. To empathize with them. Saleema Vellani agrees, but adds that empathy is borne out of self-awareness and that understanding others requires us first to understand ourselves. In this episode of theRead more
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Rich Mironov Product Coach, Writer, Speaker 28 / Savvy PMs Engage All Their Audiences Description It was the best of jobs; it was the worst of jobs. (apologies to Mr. Dickens) While everyone else has carved out their own place in the organization, the product manager is the person nobody works for. And who, itRead more
Radhika Dutt Radical Product Thinking 27 / Product Success Starts with a Clear Vision Description A product’s vision communicates the change we want to bring to the world. It starts with why, but in the same breath also answers for whom. That’s why the best vision statements are outwardly focused. Product teams craft them notRead more
Marty Cagan Silicon Valley Product Group 26 / Empowered Teams Build the Best Products Description The difference between the best product companies and the rest is pretty stark. And you don’t have to wait until the end of the fiscal quarter to figure which is which. Those lagging indicators will tell you only what happened.Read more
Stephen M. R. Covey Practitioner, Author, Speaker 25 / 5 Ways That Trust Inspires Innovation Description Trust is the ultimate collaboration tool. So says Stephen M. R. Covey, who joins Sean and Paul on this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast. In fact, trust is so vital that innovation cannot occur in its absence. TrustRead more
Jake Knapp Designer, Author, Person 24 / How to Overcome Barriers to Innovation Description Product people chase innovation. Sometimes we grow frustrated by how much time it takes “to get there” and how many barriers to innovation stand in our way. We’ve been led to believe that sprinting as fast as we can toward innovationRead more
Richard Banfield InVision 23 / The Product Leader’s Path To High Performance Description As a community, have we gotten better at product leadership? The answer depends on who we ask and what we use to measure performance. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul pose the question to Richard Banfield, VPRead more
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Roman Pichler Pichler Consulting 22 / Combining Empathy with Tech Description For today’s product leaders, it’s not enough to have technical proficiency or apply the right techniques. These skills are necessary to be sure – vital even – but no longer sufficient by themselves. Effective product leaders deliver even more. To make and implement effectiveRead more
Johanna Rothman Rothman Consulting Group 21 / A Pragmatic Approach to Product Management Description Imagine a colleague asks you to describe the software product manager role. Where would you begin? So few of us actually studied this stuff in college. How can we hope to explain it when we’re not even sure we’re doing it right?Read more
Fin Goulding Flow Academy 20 / Flow: Visualize the Possibilities Description It’s ironic that companies comprised of teams that have embraced Agile methodologies can at the same time find themselves in search of organizational agility. With all the best intentions, proponents of Agile dutifully adhere to its prescribed set of principles, but then we suddenlyRead more
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Miguel Cardona Professor, Designer, Artist 19 / The Significance of Contributive Design Description As organizations move inexorably to a team-based, agile methodology, how do individual contributors effectively demonstrate what they’re working on or what they’ve accomplished? If performance is measured based solely on the team’s deliverables, how do team leaders appropriately acknowledge each member’s contributionRead more
Christina Wodtke Author, Professor, Speaker 18 / Simple Steps to Achieve High Performance Description We’ve been working together in teams forever, right? After all, humans are social creatures. So it only makes sense that we would come together, organize around common objectives, and apply our energies and intellect to solve problems and deliver outcomes thatRead more
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Kim Goodwin Leadership Consultant, Author 17 / Human-Centered Design Description Product people get excited about solving problems that make users’ lives better. On that we can all agree. It’s the approach we choose to achieve that goal where differences arise. Sometimes the differences are more clear – Agile vs. Waterfall, for example. On other occasions,Read more
Jeff Gothelf Coach, Consultant, Keynote Speaker 16 / Developing Organizational Agility Description Imagine a world in which we drop the labels that segregate us as Lean. As Agile. As Waterfall. As Design Thinkers. Instead, imagine a world where we build the kinds of organizations and cultures that encourage and reward learning and customer centricity, thatRead more
Dan Olsen Olsen Solutions 15 / Test Assumptions to Achieve Product-Market Fit Description Software product development is hard enough. It’s harder still when our investment of resources is based on a set of untested assumptions. The probability that we perfectly address each of the hundreds or thousands (millions?) of assumptions, hypotheses, and decisions is superRead more
Tim Wood Corning, Inc.; RIT School of Design 14 / Taking Design Beyond Today’s Conventions Description The common understanding is that to be successful in today’s digital environment designers need to solve problems while building products that people want and need to use. While that may be the core of it, it’s only the core.Read more
Nir Eyal Author, Consultant, Educator 13 / Product Design Driving Positive Behaviors Description Product people possess the creative and ethical wherewithal to persuade users to behave in ways that materially improve their lives – using our powers for good. The secret is to understand that, if we want to connect our product’s use to aRead more
Mike Belsito Product Collective 12 / Treating Your Product Community Like a Product Description When you’re building software products, do you think only about adding features? Or do you think in terms of hiring your software products to solve a problem you have? Context is critical. Consider new products – and their features – inRead more
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Jonathan Courtney AJ&Smart 11 / Validating Products Through Design Sprints Description The design sprint process introduces experimentation and the scientific method to the world of digital product development. Like experimentation, the process is not about success or failure. It’s really about validation, getting quickly to the point of success or failure with considerably less investmentRead more
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