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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (https://www.jonobacon.com/books/peoplepowered/). Listen in for some great insights into building a community to help drive product development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laura Jackson, Manager of Product at ScriptDrop, discusses why speed matters in product, what prevents some teams from moving quickly, and the impacts.
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.
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.
Derek Dehart, Product Manager, ROOT Insurance
Derek discusses his journey into product management and how he sees the craft evolving.
Andy Hellard, Director of Product, Matic
Product Management at a fast-growing company where the product(s), team, and business are evolving quickly.
Jayma Leavengood, Product Manager, Developer Experience at Klarna discusses the differences and challenges of building products specifically for developers.
#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.
#004: AWH’s Ryan Frederick sits down with Nicole Jackson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/doann1/), 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.