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Beyond the Roadmap: Product Talk with AWH

Beyond the Roadmap: Product Talk with AWH

Beyond the Roadmap: Product Talk with AWH is a podcast for product people, by product people. Join us as experts share their experiences and expertise to help you build great products.
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Beyond the Roadmap: Product Talk with AWH

What The Heck is a Product Consultant
Dominic Michalic from Pathfinder discusses what it's like to be a product consultant.
June 06, 2022
Integrations as a Product
Ryan Lunka with Blended Edge discusses why integrations are often undervalued and underappreciated.
February 01, 2022
Data as a Product
Mike Alverez with Cardinal Health talks about making it easier to consume and act on data by empowering the users of data through a data as a product approach.
January 25, 2022
ProductTank: UX to Head of Product
As Co-Founder and Head of Product at Rhove, Jonathan Nutt brings inspiration, motivation, and focus to an insanely talented team of passionate missionaries working to advance Rhove’s mission--expanding access and opportunity so that anyone can invest in their community. With nearly two-decades of experience, Jonathan has designed everything from megacities in China to disruptive health-tech experiences. Prior to joining Rhove, Jonathan held multiple leadership roles. Most recently, Jonathan was Director of UX Strategy at IBM iX (formerly Resource Ammirati) where he led a national team and accounts such as FedEx, Sherwin Williams, Cardinal Health, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, and more. Before that, Jonathan was Head of UX at Beam Dental and a User Researcher at McGraw Hill Education. In a previous life, Jonathan was an Urban Designer working to create sustainable, human-centered physical environments internationally. Regardless of digital or physical, Jonathan kept a montra of Design with Purpose.
November 19, 2021
Aligning Product & Process
Jim Canterucci is the founder of Westerville based businesses Transition Management Advisors and Constituent Hub. He works closely with executive teams to help them implement the strategies developed in the boardroom. In other words, Leading Change. In addition to a long career as an executive advisor, professional speaker, and author – Amazon #1 Self-help Bestseller Personal Brilliance, he has created an enterprise software package for large companies called Constituent Hub. Jim also facilitates the Columbus Product Club monthly Coffee & Connections meetings.
October 22, 2021
Interview with Sean Kim, Head of Product at TikTok
In this interview we sit down and ask 10 product questions to Sean Kim, Head of Product at TikTok. There are a lot of great nuggets in this episode, so give it a listen!
May 06, 2021
Creating a Consistent Product Experience with Shawn Leitner, VP and Senior Product Manager at KeyBank, and CTO at Sway Mobility
In this episode we talk about Shawn’s experience with large scale products that cross multiple channels and how to create a consistent product experience. Additionally, we dive into his experience as a CTO of the startup Sway Mobility and how that compares to being a PM at a large organization. (
April 07, 2021
Interview with Sara Saldoff, Head of Product and User Experience at Ohio Health
In this episode, we interview Sara Saldoff. Sara has a long history of leading strategy, digital transformation, and helping scale product teams. We discuss her role leading product at OhioHealth, how the OhioHealth team innovated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and digital transformation in the healthcare industry. ( (
March 03, 2021
Eating Your Own Dog Food in Product Management
In this Episode we talk to Allison McGillivray, Director of Product & Engineering at FMX. She shares her insights on the connection between engineering and product management as well as the strategy of using products internally to discover friction. ( (
February 04, 2021
User Research with Laura Klein
In this episode we host Laura Klein who is an expert in user research. Laura is the Principal at Users Know, and has over two decades of experience in user research. She is the author of several books including Build Better Products, and UX for Lean Startups. Additionally, Laura co-hosts the podcast, “What’s Wrong with UX?” In this episode we talk about some tips to do effective research and discuss how to balance product vision with feedback. ( (
January 05, 2021
Product Led Growth: Conversation with Technical Product Manager Rahul Agarwal at Boomi
Rahul Agarwal has been in product for almost a decade. First, through his experience as a software engineer, then moving into product, he’s developed insights into how enterprise software products achieve growth. In this episode we talk about the connection between product-led growth, product vision, and how that impacts product development. (
November 16, 2020
How Carlos Gonzalez De Villaumbrosia Founded Product School – The Global Leader in Product Management Training
Founded in 2014, Product School is the global leader in product management training with over 20,000 alumni and a community of over 1 million product professionals. In this episode, we interview the Carlos Gonzalez De Villaumbrosia, the Founder and CEO on his story bootstrapping Product School into what it is today. He shares insights on how he developed the opportunity hypothesis, how he incorporated product management into curriculum development, and how he built out the team. We also discuss the evolution of product management as a industry and the trends that are contributing to the growth of the industry as a whole. ( (
October 19, 2020
MVPs vs MLPs: Interview with Veronica Hudson, Senior Product Manager at ActiveCampaign
As a product manager how do you balance creating a product that is minimally viable and at the same time lovable? In this episode, I chat with Veronica Hudson, Senior Product Manager at ActiveCampaign on striking the balance between MLPs (Minimum Lovable Products) and MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). We discuss the difference in thinking between these two approaches and how to intelligently use both frameworks to create amazing products. Veronica brings over seven years of experience in senior product management at companies like Twilio, SendGrid, and now ActiveCampaign. ( (
October 05, 2020
Leveraging Community To Create Better Products
Jono Bacon, former director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, and OpenAdvantage discusses his new book People Powered: How communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams ( Listen in for some great insights into building a community to help drive product development. ( (
September 04, 2020
Product Management Career Challenges
In this episode we discuss some the challenges around Product Managers and companies finding the right mutual fit to get the right product person in the right product seat. (
July 24, 2020
Product Management, Scrum, and Agile Playing Well Together
Ryan Seamons discusses the differences and leveragability across these three important areas as part of building great products. (
May 29, 2020
Product UX Research & Design
Maria de Caris, UX Researcher & Designer, discusses how Loop approaches their product processes and evolution. ( (
May 01, 2020
Product Management Role Transitions
Suprasanna Mishra aka Super, discusses transitioning from being a Founder of a startup to being a Product Manager of a more mature product at Buffer and now an quickly evolving product at Upstart. Super describes some of the challenges and differences associated with these transitions and the various company/product stages and cultures. (
April 07, 2020
Implementing a Product Discipline at an Established Company
Derrek Seif discusses his experience implementing a product discipline inside of companies with existing products, processes, and culture. (
February 07, 2020
UX as Part of Product
Piper Lawson, Product Designer from Stack Overflow, joined us to discuss UX considerations as part of the product process. ( (
October 31, 2019
Creating Products With Third Party Dependencies
In this episode Mike Blackwell, COO, PriorAuthNow discusses his career creating products from Compuserve/AOL to sharethis and now at PriorAuthNow. Mike also discusses his time mentoring and advising startups on product. We focus much of the conversation on the challenges of creating products in regulated and network dependent spaces where there are constraints and dependencies. ( (
September 26, 2019
Product Culture & Teams with Brett Buchanan
Brett Buchanan is a product management consultant and Founder of the lift Product Summit. In this episode, Brett discusses the importance of product culture and team alignment. ( (
August 21, 2019
Speed Matters In Product
Laura Jackson, Manager of Product at ScriptDrop, discusses why speed matters in product, what prevents some teams from moving quickly, and the impacts. ( (
July 25, 2019
Building An Enterprise B2B Product
Matt Pasternack, Director of Product at Aware, discusses the challenges and unique aspects of building an enterprise product in partnership with large enterprise products companies. ( (
June 25, 2019
The Role of Design in Product Development
Andy Budd discusses the evolution of design as a practice and its role in the product creation process. Andy is Co-Founder & CEO of ClearLeft a design consulting and training firm in the UK. ( (
March 04, 2019
The Maturation of Product Management
Derek Dehart, Product Manager, ROOT Insurance Derek discusses his journey into product management and how he sees the craft evolving. ( (
January 28, 2019
Product Talk with Andy Hellard, Matic
Andy Hellard, Director of Product, Matic Product Management at a fast-growing company where the product(s), team, and business are evolving quickly. ( (
November 21, 2018
Building Developer Focused Products
Jayma Leavengood, Product Manager, Developer Experience at Klarna discusses the differences and challenges of building products specifically for developers. ( (
October 29, 2018
Product Talk with Cyndi Thomas, Complexus
#005: Cyndi Thomas is Founder and CEO of Complexus, a complexity consulting firm. In this episode, Cyndi shares her perspective on how to approach and solve complex problems.
September 17, 2018
Product Talk with Nicole Jackson, Duet Health, Sr. Director of Product Delivery
#004: AWH’s Ryan Frederick sits down with Nicole Jackson (, Senior Director of Product Delivery at Duet Health, to discuss how diversity in product teams produces better products, building products in healthcare, and why working at a startup/small company is a great starting place because of the process awareness you gain.
July 23, 2018
Product talk with Lars Klint, AR/VR Consultant
#003: AWH’s Ryan Frederick sits down with Lars Klint, author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, and authority on all things Windows Platform. Lars is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect and writer for numerous publications. In this episode, Lars discusses creating AR/VR products and how the experience compares to other product development processes.
May 16, 2018
Product Talk with Tim Simeone, Safelite
#002: AWH’s Ryan Frederick sits down with Tim Simeone, Digital Experience Manager at Safelite, to discuss how the customer experience ties into digital product development.
May 07, 2018
Product Talk with Alan Gilbert, Orange Barrel Media
#001: In this episode, AWH’s Ryan Frederick sits down with Alan Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Orange Barrel Media. Alan shares his insights on how to successfully lead innovative product teams, as well as how his engineering background has shaped the way he approaches the product creation process.
March 29, 2018