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career.pm Podcast

By Greg Prickril
Exploring careers in product management and product leadership, especially from a B2B perspective. Please contact us with ideas or feedback at team@career.pm
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#1: Breaking In with Rob Fontenot

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#15: Answering Your Questions
In this episode, we answer your questions on qualifying your first employer, doing product discovery, and how PMs and POs should work together.
14:41
February 10, 2022
#14: Product Pricing with Emanuel Martonca
Pricing is one of the "dark corners" of product development that many PMs actively avoid. In this episode, we talk with Emanuel Martonca of Soft Fight about the science of product pricing. It's a great listen for all product managers and leaders who want to improve their pricing chops. https://softfight.com/
36:16
December 03, 2021
#13: Content Ops for PMs with Rahel Bailie
In this episode, we talk to Rahel Bailie, founder of Content, Seriously regarding the criticality to enterprise product teams of managing the vast amounts of information they generate. Whether it's marketing collateral, the text we include in UIs, or compliance documents related to the market we serve, effectively and strategically managing content can be a significant differentiator to technology companies.
28:36
November 16, 2021
#12: PM Training as a Simulation with Oleg Yakubenkov, CEO of GoPractice.io
GoPractice is changing how product managers learn about using data and analytics by designing their course as an elaborate simulation. In this episode, GoPractice's CEO, Oleg Yakubenkov, talks about his path into product management and what inspired him to disrupt the PM training market.
27:15
September 08, 2021
#11: Product Operations with Anabela Cesário
Product operations has emerged in the last few years as a discipline designed to increase product management's impact. In this discussion with Anabela Cesário, Director of Product Operations at Outsystems, we'll dive into the key accountabilities and activities of product ops and discuss when an organization should consider adopting a product ops approach.
23:50
May 25, 2021
#10: Prioritization with Daniel Zacarias of Folding Burritos and career.pm
Prioritization is an essential competency for product managers but it still confuses and confounds many. There are so many tools and frameworks. How do I choose the best one for my situation? Daniel Zacarias, a world authority on prioritization and co-founder at career.pm imparts some prioritization wisdom in this episode, starting with a strategic approach. Everyone involved in product could benefit from his sage advice.
19:29
April 19, 2021
#9: Product Launches with Dave Daniels of Brainkraft
What is the point as PMs of working so hard planning and executing a product release if we're not prepared to make a big splash in the market with a highly effective product launch? In this podcast, we talk with Dave Daniels, an expert in product management and product launches. He takes us through they key activities, talks about accountability from the perspective of product managers, and gives us insight into what makes launches succesful (and what doesn't!). To learn more about Brainkraft, including their amazing online course on product launches, visit them at https://www.brainkraft.com/.
33:27
March 16, 2021
#8: Managing API Products and Product Ecosystems with Olli Kilpeläinen
In this episode, we interview an experienced product leader at Kone, a $10B international powerhouse about: Managing APIs as a product Building and nurturing a product ecosystem Transitioning into a product leadership position Olli Kilpeläinen is a digitalization enthusiast with a combination of software engineering and business background with over 15 years of experience in high-tech product and service creation in several industries. He has shipped products in multiple domains including consumer electronics, internet of things and platforms, virtual reality, multimedia software, software developer kit/tools, and industrial IoT. Currently, he works on digitizing smart buildings to enable cities to become better places to live in by building a new platform and API business for user-centered services.
23:55
February 23, 2021
#7 Formal Product Management Degrees with Claire McBride
In this episode, we speak to the leader of a graduate product management program at a University in Ireland. We explore the value of a formal degree for product professionals, the specific benefits of participating in an accredited learning experience, and the growth of formal learning opportunities for product managers and product leaders. If you find the the idea of a formal degree in product interesting or just want to keep up on developments in product education, this episode is for you! You can learn more about Claire and the program she manages here.
23:37
February 08, 2021
#6: AI and Product Management with Dr. Marek Meyer
In this episode, we explore product management in the context of artificial intelligence with Dr. Marek Meyer, Director of Product at arago. Marek has a background in traditional PM, having then transitioned to AI-centric products. He will give us some insight into what he currently does and what he's learned as his focus on AI has grown. He'll also share some information fresh from the trenches of AI-based process automation. Finally, Marek provides some tips for PMs wanting to "wet their toes" in the fascinating world of artificial intelligence.
21:36
February 02, 2021
#5: Getting Inside the Interviewer's Head with Philip Hubertus
You should use product management skills to improve your chances of acing interviews. Just like you need to get "inside the head" of prospects and customers, you need to understand as a job-seeker what's important to the person interviewing you. Philip Humbertus is a product leader at Here Technologies, a global provider of location services. In his career building high-performance teams, he's reflected a lot on what makes a good candidate and what doesn't. If you're looking for a PM job or might be some day, this episode is for you!
18:56
January 24, 2021
#4: Richard Wolfe, personal productivity expert and inventor of Braintoss (an app you need!)
In this episode we talk to self-proclaimed "persuer of simplicity", Richard Wolfe. Richard gives us the background on the "capture app" he created called Braintoss which I believe every PM needs to increase their productivity and capture their most creative ideas. Richard is an innovative thinker and an expert on personal productivity. Visit his various projects below. http://www.braintoss.com http://www.speedmailing.com http://www.parkingskills.com http://appliedtrello.parkingskills.com
23:58
January 16, 2021
#3: Breaking into Product Leadership with Gwyn Clay
In this episode, we talk to a seasoned product leadership veteran about his transition into formal product leadership roles. Gwyn Clay has an impressive resume as a product leader. He is Chief Product Officer at Alpega group. When we recorded this interview, he was Head of Product, Automation Business at Broadcom Inc. If you're thinking about assuming a product leadership position in your career, this episode is for you! Highlights from our Conversation Working in large companies requires effective alignment with other product leaders The ability to effectively recruit for your team is key Let go of expectations of deep knowledge across the portfolio; trust others (but veryify via inspection!). You leadership isn't psychic! If you want to become a leader, make it known. We are each accountable for your career! Empathy may be the key to being able to effectively push back in a leadership position If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Questions or comments? Contact us at team@career.pm.
26:15
December 10, 2020
#2: Off the Cuff with Steve Johnson
In this installment of our "Off the Cuff" series, we have a free form conversation with Steve Johnson, a well-known product management brain and Chief Product Officer at Under10 Consulting. Among other things, Steve and I discuss: The pain of working from home Maintaining work/life balance The impact of poor leadership on working from home The differences between B2B and B2C product management You can watch the video of this episode on our YouTube channel. You can learn more about Steve and his offerings on his site. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Questions or comments? Contact us at team@career.pm.
28:26
November 29, 2020
#1: Breaking In with Rob Fontenot
In this episode, we talk to Rob Fontenot, a product manager at Swipeclock who made a lateral transition into a product management role. Rob used his sales experience to get a job at a company where he hoped to become a PM. He talks about how being transparent about your ambitions can be a powerful way to set yourself up for a transition into product. Rob also provides great advice about the role of feedback in professional growth. If you're looking for your first PM gig, this episode will be especially valuable to you. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Questions or comments? Contact us at team@career.pm.
18:02
November 24, 2020