Product Momentum Podcast

Product Momentum Podcast

Amazing digital experiences don’t just happen. They are purposefully created by artists and engineers, who strategically and creatively get to know the problem, configure a solution, and maneuver through the various dynamics, hurdles, and technicalities to make it a reality. Hosts Sean and Paul will discuss various elements that go into creating and managing software products, from building user personas to designing for trackable success. No topic is off-limits if it helps inspire and build an amazing digital experience for users – and a product people actually want.

Episodes

May 4, 2021 29 min

Teresa Torres Product Talk Academy 58 / Innovate With Continuous Discovery Description Innovation is important, especially for digital products. However, it can also be an annoyance if a clear focus on customer needs is not present. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul talk with Teresa Torres, a product discovery coach focused onRead more

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Terrence Liverpool Synchrony 57 / The Product-Led Organization Description What does “product-led” really mean, and how can you leverage it in your personal practice and throughout your organization? In this episode, Sean and Paul catch up with Terrence Liverpool, AVP, Consumer Bank Digital Product Manager at Synchrony Bank. Terrence brings a wealth of insights thatRead more

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Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia Product School 56 / Lifelong Learners Propel Product  Description In today’s episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, the Founder and CEO of Product School, shares his inspiration for Product School and its role in shaping the next generation of product leaders. Carlos has an unending passion forRead more

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March 23, 2021 36 min

Aaron Cooper Honeywell 55 / Encouraging Great Ideas Description Great ideas can come from anywhere. It is the job of product leaders to seek out these ideas by taking educated risks, thinking (and working) outside the box. In this episode Aaron Cooper, the Enterprise User Experience Leader for Navigation and Sensors at Honeywell, shares keyRead more

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Giff Constable Author, entrepreneur 54 / Navigating Complexity and Uncertainty Description As a product leader, it can be hard to work within a multitude of constraints: profits, product-market fit, time, customers’ needs; the list goes on. Giff tackles the tough questions and elaborates on the product leader’s job as “chief synthesizer.” In this episode ofRead more

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Nina Foroutan Forbes 53 / If You’re In Product, You’re the Connector Description We often talk about product living at the intersection of technology, business, and UX. And that makes sense in a limited, Venn diagram way of thinking: Product as the place where these things converge. But as we have discovered, using a 3-pieceRead more

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February 18, 2021 30 min

David Wang ProductGo 52 / Mindset, Process, and Tools Description If you’ve never done product before, the journey can be super-scary. So many questions: Do I have what it takes? Is this the career I want for myself? What type of PM do I want to be? Where am I in my career product lifeRead more

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Wolf Alexanyan The Software Development Company 51 / Cognitive Bias and Software Development Description Without mental shortcuts to help, there’s no way product managers could process the daily waves of information coming at us. We apply these shortcuts, called cognitive biases, to drive efficiency in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.Read more

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Christian Idiodi Silicon Valley Product Group 50 / Product Problems Are People Problems Description Whether discussing onboarding, the challenges we product managers confront in today’s upside-down world, or the benefits of being a “lazy” product manager, all problems boil down to people problems. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcomeRead more

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Lena Sesardic Consultant, Author 49 / The Many Paths To Product Management Description There’s no clear career path to product management. And while that sounds like just another obstacle keeping you from your dream job, it should actually come as a comfort to all you PM hopefuls. Here’s why. It’s about equifinality, which simply meansRead more

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Josh Anon Roblox 48 / At the Intersection of Art and Technology Description Defining the product manager role is a moving target. It’s tough to put our finger on the skill set we need to land the gig. And then we’re not always confident about what to do once we arrive. In this episode ofRead more

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Andrew Branch Measures for Justice 47 / Imagine A World Where Social Justice Reigns Description In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Andrew Branch, Director of Product Engineering at Measures for Justice (MFJ). MFJ, an ITX client and Rochester, NY neighbor, is a criminal justice research organization whose mission isRead more

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Lesley Betts Burton Snowboards 46 / Whether Building Software or Snowboards Description One concern we product builders often cite with our C-suite sponsors is their disdain for discovery. “We know what users want,” is a frequent refrain when we recommend investment in user research. Sometimes, even we fall victim to that flawed “we got this”Read more

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Scott Rigby, Ph.D. Immersyve Inc. 45 / Motivation and Self-Determination Theory Description With so many touchpoints between Self-Determination Theory and software product development, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps with this: self-determination theory is fundamentally focused on answering two questions. First, what is it that brings us fulfillment in life?”; and second, whatRead more

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December 21, 2020 29 min

Kasia Chmielinski The Data Nutrition Project 44 / Is What I Am Building Ethical? Description What is an ethical product? In an industry whose mission is to build technology that does good in the world, you’d think that by now we’d have figured this one out. You know, develop a checklist of criteria that helpsRead more

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Ken Sandy Lecturer, Consultant, Author 43 / PM101: The Influential Product Manager Description What does it mean to be an influential product manager? In short, it means doing the job well. Easier said than done, right? The product manager is the one role in the organization who seems to own all the responsibility for gettingRead more

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Ryan Singer Basecamp 42 / Shaping: A Different Kind of Product Work Description Product work is rarely (ever?) as straightforward and ordered as we’d like. It’s important for us as product leaders to embrace this fact and to plan for the interdependencies among all the moving parts. Shaping puts a name to this important work.Read more

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Alicia Dixon Apartment List 41/ No Such Thing As The ‘Perfect’ Product Manager Description Not every product management role is the same. Each requires a different skill set balance, a different temperament, and a different approach to problem solving. Why is that? Because users are individuals. Unique individuals. And while we share basic needs, rangingRead more

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Nancy Neumann and Lisa Young ITX Corp. Special Edition / Delivery + UX = Client Value Description Strong leadership and eager collaboration serve as the hallmarks in the long list of contributions made by ITX veterans and Vice Presidents Nancy Neumann and Lisa Young, the company’s most recent additions to its Board of Directors. In thisRead more

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Mark Cruth Atlassian 40 / How A Well-Told Story ‘Weaves In Your Why’ Description The simple act of telling a story well helps the audience believe that the story is actually happening to them. Whether you’re pitching a product idea to a group of users or to your team, the well-told story resonates. It identifiesRead more

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