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How Do Your Product Teams Prioritize? | Fearless Product Leadership

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By Hope Gurion
Being a product leader is not for the meek. Join Hope Gurion, product leader coach at Fearless Product, as she interviews experienced product leaders in B2B & B2C, start-up, growth and mature companies. In each episode she asks for 5 perspectives on how product leaders handle a tough responsibility of the role. If you're a new product leader, or just want to hear how other product leaders fearlessly tackle the challenges you're facing, this is the podcast for you.
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How Do You Craft and Communicate Product Vision? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOU CRAFT AND COMMUNICATE PRODUCT VISION? Are you a product leader struggling to create and communicate a product vision that will compel your company into action in the best interest of your customers?   In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share their best practices that have helped them create a product vision to align their teams, leadership and stakeholders with how to improve the lives of customers for the growth of the company. A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Albert Lee, Co-Founder and former Head of Product, MyFitnessPal Ben Newell, former VP of Product, rewardStyle and Sabre Corp Ezinne Udezue, VP of Product Management, BazaarVoice   Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS  Prasad Gune, SVP Product Signifyd   and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Resources mentioned: Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become? by Michael Schrage Is Your Product Vision Moving People in the Right Direction? by Hope Gurion on Product Coalition (contains example Product Vision videos) --- Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
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September 24, 2019
How Does Your Team's Experience Level Impact You As a Product Leader? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DOES YOUR TEAM’S EXPERIENCE IMPACT YOU AS A PRODUCT LEADER? Given the emerging discipline of product management, it’s more common than not to have inexperienced product teams. As a product leader, how do you practically deal with that experience gap challenge? When the team isn’t right, it falls back on the leader to coach, course-correct or fill in gaps, and there are already a lot of demands on the PL’s time. That’s why we’re tackling the question HOW DOES YOUR TEAM’S EXPERIENCE IMPACT YOU AS A PRODUCT LEADER? in this episode of Fearless Product Leadership. A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Episode transcripts can be found at Fearless Product Leadership Podcast Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Albert Lee, Co-Founder and former Head of Product, MyFitnessPal Preston Smalley, VP of Product Management, Comcast Amanda Richardson, Entrepreneur in Residence, former VP of Product at HotelTonight, Prezi and Snag Laura Marino, SVP Product, Lever   Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS  and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question or suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
23:52
September 3, 2019
How Do You Create Accountability for Product Teams?
HOW DO YOU CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRODUCT TEAMS? Are you a product leader seeking a reliable, respectful method of holding teams accountable to meet their goals? In this episode, you’ll learn how 5 experienced product leaders: Set goals and achieve accountability while still enabling teams to take risks  Rely on rituals to provide the necessary transparency of results vs goals  Take action when goals are missed  Help their teams be accountable to their goals and commitments  A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos. Rosie Ruley Atkins, VP of Product, Homebase Troy Anderson, SVP of Product & Technology at SPINS  Preston Smalley, VP of Product Management, Comcast  Al Ming, VP of Product & Design, CNBC  Ezinne  Udezue, VP of Product Management, BazaarVoice and  yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com)  Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to   you in a review or send me a voice memo.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on LinkedIn, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
23:34
August 5, 2019
How do you ensure that Product is not a Black Box? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOU ENSURE THAT PRODUCT IS NOT A BLACK BOX? Are you a new product leader?  Are you concerned that the rest of your org feels that product is a "black box?" Learn from experienced product leaders who successfully ensure that their organizations understand WHAT the Product team is working on and WHY.  A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos. Lauren Antonelli, Evite  Al Ming, CNBC  Brandon Anderson, SportsEngine Prasad Gune, Signifyd and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com)  Resources mentioned in this episode:  VictorCho.com (https://www.victorcho.com/)   Christine Wodtke's Commitments Model Introduction to OKRs (Introduction to OKRs  - O'Reilly Media 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni  Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
20:43
July 21, 2019
How Do You Set Product Team Goals? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOU SET PRODUCT TEAM GOALS?  Are you a product leader struggling with how to set meaningful, measurable goals for your product teams?  In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share their best tips and techniques on how they set goals, how frequently and who is part of the process. A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Preston Smalley, VP of Product Management, Comcast Ezinne Udezue, VP of Product Management, BazaarVoice   Rosie Atkins, VP of Product, Homebase Margaret Jastrebski, former SVP Enterprise Product, ShopRunner and current Product & Strategy Advisor Al Ming, VP Product & Design, CNBC and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
27:15
July 16, 2019
Ep. 0: Introducing the Fearless Product Leadership Podcast
Always start with why! I'm Hope Gurion of Fearless Product.  I created this podcast to help new product leaders build their confidence and competence for 2 reasons: 1) It's the type of advice and examples of what to do and not to do that I wish I'd had as a new product leader to accelerate my learning curve 2) In my work as a product leader coach, it helps me quickly provide examples and lessons others have learned to help my clients identify the best practices that they can use TODAY to lead your product teams fearlessly.  That's the deal: 1 tough question + 5 product leaders' answers = Confidence through Evidence for new product leaders   Learn more about Fearless Product leadership coaching and advising at http://www.fearless-product.com or see video versions of each episode on the Fearless Product channel on YouTube.  Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
02:02
July 12, 2019
How Do You Help Your Company Deal with Product Ambiguity? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOU HELP YOUR COMPANY DEAL WITH PRODUCT AMBIGUITY?  Are you a product leader struggling to help your customer-facing and leadership teams reconcile their desire for dates and commitments with a customer-driven, agile product development process?  In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share their best tips and techniques on how they support their stakeholders' desire for certainty while protecting a discovery-led, agile product development process. A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Rosie Atkins, VP of Product, Homebase Al Ming, VP Product & Design, CNBC Lauren Antonelli, Chief of Staff and former Head of Product, Evite Prasad Gune, SVP Product Signifyd   Stefan Radullian, Head of Product Management, Brainloop, a Diligent company  and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
20:42
July 10, 2019
How Do Your Product Teams Prioritize? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOUR PRODUCT TEAMS PRIORITIZE? Are you a new product leader uncertain that your teams are effectively prioritizing what to do next among a long list of potential product features?    Perhaps you've tried the RICE prioritization scorecard, ROI or Cost of Delay frameworks and are still searching for the perfect prioritizing technique?   In this episode 5 experienced product leaders who've led product at start-up, growth and mature companies in B2B and B2C markets share their tried-and-true approaches to product prioritization and the critical importance of a North Star.   A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Stefan Radullian, Head of Product Management, Brainloop, a Diligent company  Lauren Antonelli, Chief of Staff and former Head of Product, evite Brandon Anderson, VP of Product, SportsEngine Rosie Ruley Atkins, VP Product, Homebase  Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS  and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
17:51
July 10, 2019
How Do You Say No to the CEO? | Fearless Product Leadership
HOW DO YOU SAY NO TO THE CEO?  Are you a product leader struggling to respond to a CEO request without derailing your product roadmap?  In this episode, 6 experienced product leaders share their stories and advice on how they respond to the CEO's request while protecting resources, respecting product strategy, priorities and customer commitments.   A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Amanda Richardson, CEO, Rabbit, former VP of Product at HotelTonight, Prezi and Snagajob Ezinne Udezue, VP of Product Management, BazaarVoice   Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS  Lucinda Newcomb, VP Discovery & Personalization, Walmart.com   Laura Marino, SVP Product, Lever   Lauren Antonelli, Chief of Staff and former Head of Product, evite and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
24:43
July 10, 2019
What Most Surprises New Product Leaders? | Fearless Product Leadership
WHAT MOST SURPRISES NEW PRODUCT LEADERS?  Are you a new product leader?  Perhaps you're finding yourself spending time in areas that are new and unexpected and wondering if this is normal.  In this episode 5 experienced product leaders who've led product at start-up, growth and mature companies in B2B and B2C categories share what they found most surprising when they first led product management teams.     A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Featured product leaders with links to their bio videos: Amanda Richardson, CEO at Rabbit, former VP of Product at HotelTonight, Prezi and Snagajob  Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS Margaret Jastrebski, former SVP Enterprise Product, ShopRunner and current Product & Strategy Advisor Al Ming, VP of Product & Design, CNBC Prasad Gune, SVP Product, Signifyd and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
18:18
July 10, 2019
What Are Non-Negotiables for You to Accept a Product Leader Role? | Fearless Product Leadership
WHAT ARE NON-NEGOTIABLES FOR YOU TO ACCEPT A NEW PRODUCT LEADER ROLE?  Are you a product leader considering making a move?  Or are you trying to hire a new product leader?   In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share the essential factors that would motivate them to consider a new opportunity.    A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Al Ming, VP of Product & Design at CNBC Margaret Jastrebski, former SVP Enterprise Product, ShopRunner and current Product & Strategy Advisor  Lauren Antonelli, Chief of Staff and former Head of Product, Evite Brandon Anderson, VP of Product, SportsEngine   Lucinda Newcomb, VP Discovery & Personalization, Walmart.com and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
22:14
July 10, 2019
Does Your Product Roadmap Contain What Will Happen or What May Happen? | Fearless Product Leadership
DOES YOUR PRODUCT ROADMAP CONTAIN WHAT WILL HAPPEN OR WHAT MAY HAPPEN?  Are you a new product leader?  Are you struggling with how to create and communicate your product roadmap? In this episode get actionable advice on how 5 product leaders approach creating and sharing the product roadmap with their organizations in B2B, B2C, startup, growth and mature companies.  A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Lucinda Newcomb, VP Discovery & Personalization, Walmart.com  Stefan Radulian, Head of Product Management, Brainloop, a Diligent company Lauren Antonelli, Chief of Staff and former Head of Product, Evite  Brandon Anderson, VP of Product, SportsEngine  Margaret Jastrebski, former SVP Enterprise Product, ShopRunner and current Product & Strategy Advisor  and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
26:32
July 10, 2019
What is your Product Leader Superpower? | Fearless Product Leadership
WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT LEADER SUPERPOWER?  Are you a new product leader wondering where to most focus your attention?  Are you trying to position yourself for a new product leader job? In this episode see and hear how 5 product leaders describe the superpower that has most helped them succeed in multiple product leadership roles in B2B, B2C, startup, growth and mature companies.   A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Troy Anderson, Chief Product & Technology Officer, SPINS  Stefan Radullian, Head of Product Management, Brainloop, a Diligent company  Lucinda Newcomb, VP Discovery & Personalization, Walmart.com Al Ming, VP Product & Design, CNBC Prasad Gune, SVP Product Signifyd   and yours truly, Hope Gurion, Fearless Product (www.fearless-product.com) Feedback is a gift!  Share what was most useful to you by leaving a review.  Have a question suggestion for a future episode?  Contact me on Linkedin, Twitter or at https://www.fearless-product.com/contact.
16:26
July 10, 2019
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