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Product Coffee

By Product Coffee

Product Management Leaders share stories,
advice, and thoughts on all things product
over a cup of coffee. Grab a cup of joe and
join us to level up your product career, 30
minutes at a time.
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134. Test Coverage in Product (w/Adam Wanninger)
134. Test Coverage in Product (w/Adam Wanninger)
Adam Wanninger is on the show! Adam is a FinTech Product Leader at Fortune 100 companies, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Kevin and Adam discuss how test coverage contributes to building a resilient and reliable product experience for customers. Learn more about Adam Wanninger Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
25:25
November 28, 2022
133. What Product Managers do off the clock
133. What Product Managers do off the clock
Lindsey, Kevin, Taj, and Lou discuss what they do off of the clock. Whether it’s contracting, inventing, tinkering, or just spending time to recharge, hear what the crew has to say about their experience when they are off of the clock. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
17:52
November 21, 2022
132. Getting a seat at the table
132. Getting a seat at the table
Kevin and Lou discuss what it’s like not getting the full picture and how we can do better when contributing to a situation where not everyone has the context to do their best work. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
18:49
November 15, 2022
131. ✔️
131. ✔️
Kevin, Lou, Jake, & Madiha for part two of our Twitter headlines evaluation. They discuss blue checkmarks.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
23:42
November 07, 2022
130. Focused on the mission amid turmoil
130. Focused on the mission amid turmoil
Taj, Jake, & Kevin discuss the recent events of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter and what it means to follow the mission and not the individual or company.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
18:16
October 31, 2022
129. Product in Public (w/Nikhil Nandagopal)
129. Product in Public (w/Nikhil Nandagopal)
Nikhil Nandagopal is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Appsmith, a quickly growing open-source project that is used by over 7,000 teams, employs people in sixteen countries, and has raised over $51 million in capital.  Kevin & Nikhil discuss everything from building products in public to building scalable product teams from 0 to 1.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
41:01
October 25, 2022
128. Customer Focus in Product Strategy
128. Customer Focus in Product Strategy
Kevin and Lou discuss gathering and sharing the right customer context as a part of your product strategy with the rest of the business. They go into some recent explorations as they navigate their product strategies. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
17:35
October 17, 2022
127. Making time in your day
127. Making time in your day
Jake, Lou, and Kevin discuss the crazy schedules PMs deal with and how we can change the narrative.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
22:57
October 10, 2022
126. Context is gold ⭐️ (w/Hubert Palan CEO of Productboard)
126. Context is gold ⭐️ (w/Hubert Palan CEO of Productboard)
Hubert Palan, CEO of Productboard and Kevin Gentry discuss the story of Productboard, what it's like to lead through a recession, the growth challenges that they have weathered, and much more! Sign up for the Product Excellence Summit and tell them we sent you! Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
52:05
October 03, 2022
125. Planning, Process, & PRDs at TikTok (w/Komal Agarwal)
125. Planning, Process, & PRDs at TikTok (w/Komal Agarwal)
Ever wonder how TikTok plans, organizes teams, and delivers great product work? Hear it first hand from Senior Product Manager, Komal Agarwal. Komal and Kevin go through some actionable things you can put in place this week for your team.  Resources from the episode:  Find Komal on Linkedin Product League Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/the-product-league/ Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
36:09
September 26, 2022
124. Outcome-Driven Roadmaps (Pros & Cons)
124. Outcome-Driven Roadmaps (Pros & Cons)
Lou and Kevin take a stance that outcome-driven roadmaps are the way to build for the future of Product. They discuss their experiences with both outcome and feature-led roadmaps and discuss their learnings through both approaches in a Product organization. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
22:34
September 19, 2022
123. Hiring Product Managers
123. Hiring Product Managers
Lou and Taj talk about their experiences on both sides of the interview process.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
24:32
September 12, 2022
122. Enterprise Product Management & Solutionitis (w/Dan Olsen)
122. Enterprise Product Management & Solutionitis (w/Dan Olsen)
THE RETURN OF DAN OLSEN! 🔥 Kevin, Zach, and Dan discuss the differences in Product Management at consumer tech companies vs. enterprises. See Dan speak LIVE at Denver Startup Week on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - https://www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/7939-colorado-product-keynote-featuring-dan-olsen-defining-a-winning-product-strategy Check out Dan’s workshop in Denver Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ INDUSTRY RiNo Station from 9 am to 5:15 pm -> https://pmdenver.eventbrite.com and find him on his website at dan-olsen.com Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
52:54
September 05, 2022
121. How to See Beyond Feature Hell
121. How to See Beyond Feature Hell
Kevin & Lou talk about strategy and how to see beyond the sea of feature alternatives in a crowded market. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
20:46
August 29, 2022
120. Strategic Planning (Ultimate Ends)
120. Strategic Planning (Ultimate Ends)
Taj discusses his past experience with an exercise he used to extract a company's vision or its north star.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
09:32
August 22, 2022
119. Risk Mitigation
119. Risk Mitigation
Taj and Lou discuss what it's like to incorporate risk into your Product work and how to take strategic bets.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
16:15
August 15, 2022
118. The Sabotage Exercise
118. The Sabotage Exercise
Jake, Taj, and Kevin adapt to ever-changing headwinds by finding ways to break their products with their teams.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
17:32
August 08, 2022
117. Hiring Product in 2022 (w/Chris Mason from Intelligent People)
117. Hiring Product in 2022 (w/Chris Mason from Intelligent People)
Intelligent People is a boutique recruitment agency, with over 20 years’ specialist knowledge of the market. They place experienced and executive-level product management, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership candidates within scale-up and enterprise B2B and B2C brands, in the UK and Internationally. They specialize in retained executive search, permanent contingency recruitment, and contract/interim placements. Chris Mason is the Co-Founder of Intelligent People. He is an Executive Search Consultant with 20+ years of experience placing executive, leadership & experienced hires within Product Management, Marketing, eCommerce, and Commercial Leadership across the UK, Europe, and Internationally. Kevin and Chris discuss diversity and inclusion in the hiring process as well as what you need to know while hiring in 2022.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
46:14
August 01, 2022
116. Situations to Overcome
116. Situations to Overcome
Taj, Lou, Kevin, and Zach examine situations where breakdowns occur while achieving cross-functional alignment. They go through various examples that you can put forth in your day-to-day to overcome friction throughout your Product career.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
20:50
July 25, 2022
115. Passion to Conviction (w/Tony Poon)
115. Passion to Conviction (w/Tony Poon)
Tony Poon is on the pod! Tony has already left his mark on two decades of tech, but his best work is just getting started. He’s contributed to the development of now-indispensable technologies like Bluetooth and helped launch products that have generated hundreds of millions in revenue for giants like Apple, Logitech, and Sony. Now as Chief Product Officer of R-Zero, he’s setting his sights on an ambitious new goal — making the spaces where we work, play, and learn safe again in the COVID-19 era and beyond. Kevin and Tony talk about making spaces safe and the journey of turning a passion project into a product with conviction. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
51:20
July 18, 2022
114. The Ladyhawke Problem: Challenges with Remote Work
114. The Ladyhawke Problem: Challenges with Remote Work
Introducing Taj Moore 🎉 to the podcast! Taj has an incredible product career with over thirteen years in enterprise subscription/SaaS solutions for complex markets (separate customers, clients, operators, producers, consumers, and other stakeholders). He has covered IT cloud platforms, 5G, retail, food service, education, government, non-profit, and healthcare. Kevin, Lou, and Taj discuss what it's like working with a team in different time zones, especially regarding communication.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
21:19
July 11, 2022
113. A Journey in Product (w/Natasha Mooney Walton)
113. A Journey in Product (w/Natasha Mooney Walton)
We are so excited to bring you this journey in Product! Kevin sits down with Natasha Mooney Walton to discuss her unique career journey. Natasha is the VP of Product at Mavrck, an enterprise influencer marketing platform. After her previous startup was acquired by Adobe, Natasha helped create Adobe’s disability employee resource group, AccessAdobe. In 2018, she founded Tech Disability Project to create space and community for tech professionals with disabilities. Natasha speaks and writes about disability inclusion and representation. Resources from the episode: Chronically Capable Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
47:03
July 04, 2022
112. Product Leadership Onboarding (w/Bindu Thota)
112. Product Leadership Onboarding (w/Bindu Thota)
Bindu Thota is the new VP of Product at Stitch Fix, where she's focused on styling service in the product. Bindu has over 20 years of experience as a product and engineering leader. Before Stitch Fix, she spent two years at Meta building eCommerce through Marketplace. She also spent 5+ years at Zulily, focused on building high-scale services for Merchandising & Vendor platforms.  Kevin and Bindu discuss what her experience has been like onboarding onto a new company as a Product Leader and take a deep dive into her Product Management career.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
56:26
June 27, 2022
111. Setting Clear & Actionable Goals
111. Setting Clear & Actionable Goals
Kevin & Lou discuss what it's like as a product leader to set clear and actionable goals for your teams. They also reflect on their experience executing against objectives they worked against in their careers. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
24:09
June 20, 2022
110. Hacking Growth Pains
110. Hacking Growth Pains
Kevin and Louis talk about growing pains in a product organization.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our website @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
21:51
June 13, 2022
109. Rethinking Marketing for Tech Products (w/Martina Lauchengco)
109. Rethinking Marketing for Tech Products (w/Martina Lauchengco)
Martina Lauchengco is on the pod!!!🔥 Zach and Kevin talk to Martina about Product Marketing and how Product Managers can leverage its power to build amazing tech products. Her new book is called LOVED: How to Rethink Marketing for Tech Products and you can buy it almost anywhere. Find out more here: https://www.svpg.com/books/loved-how-to-rethink-marketing-for-tech-products/ Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter & check out our new website! @ productcoffeepodcast.com ☕️
48:43
June 06, 2022
108. Building & Funding the Open Web (w/Lindsey Thrift)
108. Building & Funding the Open Web (w/Lindsey Thrift)
The return of LINDSEY THRIFT!!! Jake & David catch up with her and discuss her latest role as the VP of Product at Gitcoin a company that connects with the community developing digital public goods, creating financial freedom, and defining the future of the open web. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
28:17
May 23, 2022
107. ADHD in Product Management
107. ADHD in Product Management
David & Kevin open up about their diagnosis of ADHD and how it can be used as your Product Management superpower.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
20:47
May 16, 2022
106. Product Culture
106. Product Culture
Quick-hit episode for this week! Jake & Kevin discuss the recent challenges with product culture. Join the conversation and let us know how you are handling this in your organization.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
17:09
May 09, 2022
105. Product People (w/Mirela Mus)
105. Product People (w/Mirela Mus)
Our guest this week is Mirela Mus from Product People. Mirela and Kevin talk about the process of onboarding into companies and teams who need product people stat! If you want to learn more about Product People, go to their website - getproductpeople.com.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
42:18
May 02, 2022
104. Product Infrastructure, Stability, & Alignment
104. Product Infrastructure, Stability, & Alignment
Jodi, Louis, & Kevin discuss stability in product architecture and end up sharing ideas about co-creating with executives that lead to better alignment. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
24:56
April 25, 2022
103. Co-Creating Products with Marketing (w/Caroline Pan)
103. Co-Creating Products with Marketing (w/Caroline Pan)
Grab your cup of coffee ☕️ and kick back, we are so excited to bring you this conversation between Kevin and Caroline Pan, the Chief Marketing Officer of Bright Machines, a software and robotics company thinking differently about the manufacturing industry. They discuss collaboration between departments and how powerful it is when Marketing and Product co-create the future.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
38:16
April 18, 2022
102. Changing Companies in Product
102. Changing Companies in Product
Kevin and Louis talk about changing companies in Product and what mindset you get thrown into your first week.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Come work with the Product Coffee crew! - Sr. Product Manager @ Choozle
25:04
April 11, 2022
101. Coaching Product Managers (w/Ravi Mehta)
101. Coaching Product Managers (w/Ravi Mehta)
RAVI MEHTA! 💥 He's on the pod and he's sharing his amazing talent and knowledge with the Product Coffee crew today. Ravi chats with Kevin, Zach, and Jake about what it takes to coach Product Managers and shares some of his tips and tricks in order to crush it as a Product Leader. Check out Ravi's new company, Scale Higher, and check out his website here. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
57:09
April 04, 2022
100. Product ☕️ Reunion!
100. Product ☕️ Reunion!
We made it to 100 EPISODES!!! 🎉🎊🍾🥂 Thank you all for listening.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
29:30
March 28, 2022
99. Career Growth in Product (w/Jason Cavnar & Ryan Seeras)
99. Career Growth in Product (w/Jason Cavnar & Ryan Seeras)
Jason & Ryan are from Workit a company focused on building a modern approach to career development. Kevin sits down with them to discuss their journey of starting the company and all of the ups and downs. Apply to be a part of their second cohort before March 21st!  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
33:50
March 21, 2022
98. Roadmap Prioritization (w/David Pereira)
98. Roadmap Prioritization (w/David Pereira)
With 10+ years of experience with Agile teams and Product Management, from 🇧🇷 to 🇩🇪 -> David Pereira is on the show!! Kevin and David talk about roadmap prioritization and describe how it might be easier than you think.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
50:30
March 14, 2022
97. The Anti-Product Strategy Equation (w/Paul Jackson)
97. The Anti-Product Strategy Equation (w/Paul Jackson)
David and Kevin sit down with the great Paul Jackson to chat about counterfactuals in Product Management and strategy. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
50:35
March 07, 2022
96. Building Continuous Discovery Habits (w/Teresa Torres)
96. Building Continuous Discovery Habits (w/Teresa Torres)
TERESA TORRES is on the pod! 🤩 Zach and Kevin talk to her about how you can start building your continuous discovery muscle today! Find all of Teresa's amazing articles on her blog @ ProductTalk.org and buy Teresa's book, Continuous Discovery Habits: Discovery Products That Create Customer Value and Business Value - here.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
53:16
February 28, 2022
95. Retention & Engagement
95. Retention & Engagement
Kevin & Louis breakdown how retention and engagement play a critical role in your product strategy and how you can structure your teams to make the differences needed to build amazing products. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
28:11
February 21, 2022
94. Customer Research (w/Nicole Pierski)
94. Customer Research (w/Nicole Pierski)
Kevin sits down with Nicki Pierski, the all-star User Researcher, to discuss tactics that Product Managers can use to gain the knowledge they need from their customer interviews to make great products.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
41:42
February 14, 2022
93. Leveling Up the Product Org (w/Dan Olsen)
93. Leveling Up the Product Org (w/Dan Olsen)
Kevin and Zach sit down with Dan Olsen and discuss how you can level up your product org. Dan is a product legend, a product management trainer, consultant, and author of The Lean Product Playbook. He helps executives build great products and strong product teams.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Attend Dan's public workshop from February 15th - 17th 2022 - (more details) and find him on his website at dan-olsen.com
54:47
February 07, 2022
92. Inputs into Product Strategy
92. Inputs into Product Strategy
What are the qualitative and quantitative inputs to your Product Strategy? Kevin and Louis discuss some of theirs and ideas on how to best leverage these inputs.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
19:25
January 31, 2022
91. Team Topology
91. Team Topology
Kevin and Louis discuss how to best structure product teams within an organization so that they are empowered and focused on the strategy.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
19:26
January 24, 2022
90. Resources to level-up your product career
90. Resources to level-up your product career
Zach LaGreca, Kevin Gentry, Louis Cirillo, and David Odukoya are enthusiastic about 2022 and discuss resources through varying mediums that you can leverage to level-up your product career.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. We are hiring! Check out this open role for a Staff Product Designer. 
25:51
January 17, 2022
89. 1st Time Head of Product (w/Marty Cagan) pt.2
89. 1st Time Head of Product (w/Marty Cagan) pt.2
The second instalment of Marty Cagan's interview where he joins the Product Coffee crew to discuss being a 1st time Head of Product. Kevin and Zach ask him for advice on stepping into the role and being effective on day one. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
24:28
January 10, 2022
88. 1st Time Head of Product (w/Marty Cagan) pt.1
88. 1st Time Head of Product (w/Marty Cagan) pt.1
Marty Cagan joins the Product Coffee crew to discuss being a 1st time Head of Product. Kevin and Zach ask him for advice on stepping into the role and being effective on day one.  Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
29:34
January 03, 2022
87. What teams need to be successful
87. What teams need to be successful
Kevin and Louis discuss all the artifacts and documentation your team needs to be successful. Stay tuned at the end for a SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT! Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
26:24
December 13, 2021
86. Closing The Year Out
86. Closing The Year Out
Kevin, Louis, and Zach discuss the end of year activities that we as PMs go through. The conversations leads into strategy, collaboration, and managing stakeholders/leaders. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
26:00
November 22, 2021
85. Product's Role in Crunch Time
85. Product's Role in Crunch Time
Kevin, Louis, and Jake discuss what role Product Management plays in crunch time. Traffic controller, communicator, filler in the gaps, all of the above? Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
22:12
October 11, 2021
84. Planning & Team Growth
84. Planning & Team Growth
How do you strategically plan for the future? Kevin, Louis, and Jake talk about their experiences implementing a plan to support growth. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
24:10
October 04, 2021
83. Practical Product Strategy (Now, Next, & Later)
83. Practical Product Strategy (Now, Next, & Later)
Kevin, Louis, and Zach discuss their experience with building product strategies and tactics you can apply in your career to get started. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
24:02
September 13, 2021
82. Rethinking Prioritization
82. Rethinking Prioritization
Kevin and Louis talk about prioritization and how to use frameworks with a growth mindset. Do you have this nailed? Share your story, we want to hear it! Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
25:08
August 30, 2021
81. Leadership Collaboration
81. Leadership Collaboration
Louis and Kevin discuss what a healthy collaboration looks like with your leadership team. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
19:04
August 16, 2021
80. Team Morale
80. Team Morale
Jake and Louis talk about team morale and how to organize your roadmap around keeping your team motivated. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee  Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
22:24
August 02, 2021
79. Hiring for Product Managers
79. Hiring for Product Managers
Kevin and Jake discuss hiring challenges post-COVID and fully remote. The market is hot, the pipeline is dry, how does your company respond? Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
22:34
July 19, 2021
78. Onboarding a Direct Report
78. Onboarding a Direct Report
Louis and Kevin discuss what it's like onboarding a direct report in Product Management. They share tools and tips we are using to do this successfully. Grab a cup of joe and join us!  Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
26:10
July 12, 2021
77. Collaboration with Sales
77. Collaboration with Sales
Can I see your roadmap? Kevin and David discuss collaborating with Sales and setting the right expectations for the situation at hand. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
22:36
June 28, 2021
76. Working overtime (Product Management in your personal life)
76. Working overtime (Product Management in your personal life)
Have you ever brought work home? Do you use the skills you've gained as a Product Manager in your personal life? Well... we have! (of course) Listen to how we incorporate the skills from our day to day at home. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
28:22
June 14, 2021
75. In-Depth Product Strategy
75. In-Depth Product Strategy
The gang takes a deep dive into Product Strategy. When should you make small moves vs. big investments, when should we do what, is there a balance, can we predict the future?!?! Tune in and find out! Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
27:18
June 07, 2021
74. Product Chat w/Melanie Lei from SurveyMonkey
74. Product Chat w/Melanie Lei from SurveyMonkey
Jake sits down with Melanie Lei from SurveyMonkey to talk about everything from her path to product to inclusivity and diversity in product. Grab a cup of joe and join us! Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
21:32
May 24, 2021
73. How do you lead a Product Team?
73. How do you lead a Product Team?
Are you joining your first Head of Product role? Do you have an interest in this as the next step to your career? Zach, Kevin, and Louis break down what it's like from their first-hand experience and talk about what's working and what's not. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
28:44
May 17, 2021
72. Do you need an MBA to get into Product?
72. Do you need an MBA to get into Product?
Does Product Management require an MBA? Short answer, NO. Listen to the gang chat about some of the requirements needed to get a career in Product Management. On the job hunt? Check out these roles and get a chance to work with the team behind Product Coffee: Product Designer: grnh.se/791b01233us Product Manager: grnh.se/c8c1a5183us ShoppingGives: grnh.se/aa75cac13us Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
20:53
May 03, 2021
71. Product Manager Salaries (General Assembly LIVE w/Allegra Bishop from Colorado Product)
71. Product Manager Salaries (General Assembly LIVE w/Allegra Bishop from Colorado Product)
LIVE Product Coffee recorded for General Assembly's Product Week, the crew alongside Allegra Bishop from Colorado Product dove deep into Product Manager salaries and what it means for your career in Product. Here is a link to the Colorado Product salary survey results: bit.ly/CPSalary2021 Here is a link to General Assembly's Product Week: generalassemb.ly/education/produc…product-managers On the job hunt? Check out these roles and get a chance to work with the team behind Product Coffee: Product Designer: grnh.se/791b01233us Product Manager: grnh.se/c8c1a5183us ShoppingGives: grnh.se/aa75cac13us Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
52:38
April 26, 2021
70. Recruiting Product Managers (w/Yiorgos Boudouris & Vee McClure from Shopify)
70. Recruiting Product Managers (w/Yiorgos Boudouris & Vee McClure from Shopify)
Ever curious about the recruiting process for Product Managers? We are TOO, so we snagged some of the greats doing it today to ask them a bunch of questions about Product Management recruiting. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee Check out our LIVE taping for General Assembly's Product Week: generalassemb.ly/education/produc…ng/online/187277
54:50
April 19, 2021
69. Leveling up your product career (a retrospective)
69. Leveling up your product career (a retrospective)
The gang reflects on the last 2 years of Product Coffee and talks about how the podcast has helped level up their careers. If you've been a Product Coffee listener from the start and it has helped you in your career, please share! We would love to hear from you! Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
28:19
April 12, 2021
68. Onboarding remotely as a Product Manager
68. Onboarding remotely as a Product Manager
The gang talks about their experience onboarding remotely as a new Product Manager. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee
20:22
April 05, 2021
67. Life & Product (an in-depth conversation with Aaron Duke)
67. Life & Product (an in-depth conversation with Aaron Duke)
Kevin Gentry sits down with Aaron Duke, a Product Management Leader with a ton of experience in Product and in life. They discuss all things Product and his journey in life that brought him to CO and into Product Management consulting. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
46:12
March 29, 2021
66. Player / Coach - Manager of Product Managers
66. Player / Coach - Manager of Product Managers
The gang talks about their transition into Product Manager management and share tips and tricks from their real-world experiences. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
22:56
March 22, 2021
65. Product democratization within an organization
65. Product democratization within an organization
The gang talks about when to democratize products and what the experience looks like.
22:04
March 15, 2021
64. Product Management frameworks
64. Product Management frameworks
Kevin and Louis talk about their disdain for Product Management frameworks, but also talk about how they can be helpful at times. Guest appearances by Kevin's daughter and dog. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
21:34
March 08, 2021
63. Build, Buy, Partner?
63. Build, Buy, Partner?
The gang discusses how to make a build, buy, partner decision with your product. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
24:30
March 01, 2021
62. How to change the mindset of a company?
62. How to change the mindset of a company?
For companies that aspire to be product-led. For individuals who aspire to influence the company culture. How can you change the mindset of a company? The gang talks over some tips and tools to navigate this challenge.
28:03
February 22, 2021
61. What does a Product Manager do?
61. What does a Product Manager do?
What would you say you do here?...   Listen to the gang chat from the trenches about what Product Managers do. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
23:19
February 08, 2021
60. Mentorship (w/Moriya Kassis from Product League)
60. Mentorship (w/Moriya Kassis from Product League)
Kevin and Moriya talk mentorship and how Product League can help connect you with a product mentor. Learn more about Product League here: productleague.com/ Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
28:05
February 01, 2021
59. Product team structure (w/Eilon & Nathaniel from Klarna)
59. Product team structure (w/Eilon & Nathaniel from Klarna)
The gang brings Eilon & Nathaniel, two PMs from Klarna to discuss product team structure and how it differs from company to company. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/ productproductmanagement
26:16
January 25, 2021
58. The OODA Loop
58. The OODA Loop
The gang talks decision frameworks. We discuss best practices and learnings all oriented around analyzing the OODA Loop framework. Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/productcoffee/
22:42
January 18, 2021
57. The Skills Product Managers Need in 2021
57. The Skills Product Managers Need in 2021
Louis & Kevin review Product School's article on what skills that Product Managers need in 2021 and how it applies to our everyday. Here is a link to the Product School article: productschool.com/blog/product-man…agers-need-2021/ Here is a link to our Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/product-coffee
21:44
January 11, 2021
56. Product and Marketing
56. Product and Marketing
The gang talks about how the Product team works with the Marketing team, some ways to navigate who works on what and how to make the most of the relationship.
26:15
January 04, 2021
55. Crisis management
55. Crisis management
The crew talks CRISIS!!! What we've experienced and how we managed. Also, there is a surprise announcement at the end of this episode... Stay tuned for more!
23:16
December 28, 2020
54. The PM Interview
54. The PM Interview
The gang talks about the PM interview and describes the process at Ibotta. They are also joined by a special guest.
23:42
December 28, 2020
53. Product manager psychology
53. Product manager psychology
Kevin and Louis talk fear of failure in a product organization at scale and how to maintain a creative culture.
25:10
November 16, 2020
52. What makes a compelling strategy
52. What makes a compelling strategy
This episode's hosts: Kevin Gentry Louis Cirillo Patrick Kuczkowski
25:47
November 09, 2020
51. Building products under the magnifying glass
51. Building products under the magnifying glass
This episode's hosts: Jake Werlin Kevin Gentry Zach LaGreca Louis Cirillo
23:24
September 21, 2020
50. Is the product manager the decision maker of their product?
50. Is the product manager the decision maker of their product?
This episode's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Kevin Gentry  Jake Werlin  Patrick Kuczkowski
22:58
July 20, 2020
49. Is the product manager the CEO of their product?
49. Is the product manager the CEO of their product?
This episode's hosts: Zach LaGreca Kevin Gentry Louis Cirillo
24:32
July 13, 2020
48. Building omnichannel experiences
48. Building omnichannel experiences
This episode's hosts: Patrick Kuczkowski Kevin Gentry Cole Dryden Jake Werlin Louis Cirillo
26:11
June 15, 2020
47. Tactical product strategy
47. Tactical product strategy
This episode's hosts: Louis Cirillo Kevin Gentry Jake Werlin
26:05
June 08, 2020
46. Lies we tell ourselves
46. Lies we tell ourselves
This episode's hosts:  Kevin Gentry  Jake Werlin  Patrick Kuczkowski  Louis Cirillo  https://www.productplan.com/5-lies-product-managers-tell/
25:16
May 18, 2020
45. Strike teams
45. Strike teams
This episode's hosts:  Kevin Gentry  Jake Werlin  Bergen Davell  Patrick Kuczkowski
21:10
May 11, 2020
44. Ultra Minimum Viable Products
44. Ultra Minimum Viable Products
This episode's hosts: Kevin Gentry Louis Cirillo
19:56
April 27, 2020
43. Using data in a market shift
43. Using data in a market shift
This episode's hosts: Louis Cirillo Kevin Gentry
21:49
April 20, 2020
42. How to write documentation
42. How to write documentation
This episode's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Bergen Davell  Kevin Gentry  David Odukoya  Louis Cirillo  Patrick Kuczkowski  Jake Werlin
26:14
April 06, 2020
41. When do you pivot?
41. When do you pivot?
This episode's hosts:  David Odukoya  Kevin Gentry  Louis Cirillo  Patrick Kuczkowski  Jake Werlin
23:10
March 31, 2020
40. Product vision
40. Product vision
This episode's hosts: Kevin Gentry Zach LaGreca Patrick Kuczkowski Jake Werlin
28:08
March 25, 2020
39. Building trust while WFH
39. Building trust while WFH
This episode's hosts:  Bergen Davell  Kevin Gentry  David Odukoya  Patrick Kuczkowski Louis Cirillo  Jake Werlin
25:22
March 23, 2020
38. How do you work effectively while remote?
38. How do you work effectively while remote?
This episode's hosts: Louis Cirillo Kevin Gentry Zach LaGreca Jake Werlin
27:20
March 16, 2020
37. What do you drop and when?
37. What do you drop and when?
This episode's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Kevin Gentry  Louis Cirillo  David Odukoya  Patrick Kuczkowski
29:55
March 02, 2020
36. When is it the right time to leave a company?
36. When is it the right time to leave a company?
This episode's hosts: Patrick Kuczkowski Kevin Gentry David Odukoya Jamie Douglas 
23:48
February 24, 2020
35. Mentors in product management
35. Mentors in product management
This episode's hosts: Zach LaGreca Patrick Kuczkowski Jake Werlin Bergen Davell David Odukoya
24:38
February 17, 2020
34. Planning your product career
34. Planning your product career
It's a new year - time to dust off that file where you put your career goals, and see how you did. Hosts Jake Werlin, Kevin Gentry, Lisi Peng, and Jamie Douglas gather over coffee to discuss how to set milestones that build incremental progress, goal scoring, and accountability. Whether you want to be a people manager or a superstar IC, writing down goals will define what your world looks like in 6 months or 5 years.
24:07
January 27, 2020
33. Winging It
33. Winging It
This episode's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Jamie Douglas  Kevin Gentry  Patrick Kuczkowski  Jake Werlin
25:25
January 20, 2020
32. How to build products your customers love (feat. Eric Boduch)
32. How to build products your customers love (feat. Eric Boduch)
This episode's hosts: Zach LaGreca Kevin Gentry Resources: pendo.io
49:39
January 13, 2020
31. End of year reflections
31. End of year reflections
This episode's hosts: Zach LaGreca Patrick Kuczkowski Jake Werlin
35:01
January 06, 2020
30. How to hack your product career (feat. Product School CEO Carlos González de Villaumbrosia)
30. How to hack your product career (feat. Product School CEO Carlos González de Villaumbrosia)
This episode's hosts: Zach LaGreca Jake Werlin RESOURCES: www.productschool.com/
26:46
December 30, 2019
29. Product Coffee LIVE - The success of success metrics (feat. Allegra Bishop & Jess Sherlock)
29. Product Coffee LIVE - The success of success metrics (feat. Allegra Bishop & Jess Sherlock)
Kevin Gentry (MODERATOR) -- Product Manager, Ibotta  Allegra Bishop -- Product Manager, Cirrus MD  Jess Sherlock -- Part Time Instructor, General Assembly  Jake Werlin -- Product Manager, Ibotta  Bergen Davell -- Product Manager, Ibotta  Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Measure-What-Matters-Google-Foundation/dp/0525536221 https://generalassemb.ly/ http://coloradoproduct.com/
01:10:12
December 16, 2019
28. The art of the conference
28. The art of the conference
This episode's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Jamie Douglas  Britt Winn  Louis Cirillo  Kevin Gentry  www.allegrocoffee.com/ PROMO CODE: PRODUCTCOFFEE20 New shoppers can get 20% off their entire first purchase!
28:35
December 09, 2019
27. The importance of writing and storytelling
27. The importance of writing and storytelling
This episode's hosts: Bergen Davell  Kevin Gentry  Jake Werlin  Jennifer Newfield  Gillian Hyde  Jamie Douglas  https://www.allegrocoffee.com/ PROMO CODE: PRODUCTCOFFEE20 New shoppers can get 20% off their entire first purchase!
30:14
December 02, 2019
26. Prioritizing your workload
26. Prioritizing your workload
This episode's hosts: Jake Werlin Kevin Gentry Patrick Kuczkowski Bergen Davell generalassemb.ly/education/ibotta…ing/denver/93159 www.getclockwise.com/?productcoffee www.todoist.com/?productcoffee
20:49
November 25, 2019
25. What is UX writing? (feat. Anieca Ayler)
25. What is UX writing? (feat. Anieca Ayler)
This episode's hosts: Jake Werlin Bergen Davell Patrick Kuczkowski Jamie Douglas
27:06
November 18, 2019
24. The first 90 days continued
24. The first 90 days continued
This week's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Louis Cirillo  Kate Ward  Lisi Peng
18:02
November 11, 2019
23. Denver Startup Week Panel (feat. Lindsey Thrift, Kacy Beitel, & Christine Hettinger)
23. Denver Startup Week Panel (feat. Lindsey Thrift, Kacy Beitel, & Christine Hettinger)
This panel's hosts: Bergen Davell Kevin Gentry Panel: Lindsey Thrift (Senior PM, Pivotal Labs) Kacy Beitel (VP Product, Motili) Christine Hettinger (Group PM, Guild Education)
33:06
November 04, 2019
22. Product Coffee LIVE! - The dark side of product management
22. Product Coffee LIVE! - The dark side of product management
This session is a live recording of an episode. The topic? ‘The Dark Side of Product Management’ -- a glimpse into the struggle that shipping product can be, and how to overcome. This week's hosts: Zach LaGreca Jamie Douglas Jake Werlin Patrick Kuczkowski Bergen Davell Kevin Gentry
30:54
October 28, 2019
21. The first 90 days
21. The first 90 days
This week's hosts: Zach LaGreca Kevin Gentry Patrick Kuczkowski Jennifer Newfield Bergen Davell
25:48
October 21, 2019
20. Outcome based roadmaps
20. Outcome based roadmaps
This week's hosts: Zach LaGreca Jake Werlin Patrick Kuczkowski Louis Cirillo Kevin Gentry
26:18
October 14, 2019
19. How to run meetings that don't suck
19. How to run meetings that don't suck
This week's hosts:  Zach LaGreca  Patrick Kuczkowski  Kevin Gentry
29:38
October 07, 2019
18. How we work together - Engineers (Shannon Paige & Lucas Moore)
18. How we work together - Engineers (Shannon Paige & Lucas Moore)
This episode's hosts: Kevin Gentry Bergen Davell Patrick Kuczkowski Jake Werlin
31:39
September 30, 2019
17. How we work together - Engineering Managers (feat. Meg Ward & Jeff Warner)
17. How we work together - Engineering Managers (feat. Meg Ward & Jeff Warner)
This episode's hosts:  Kevin Gentry  Patrick Kuczkowski  Bergen Davell Denver StartUp Week: www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/572…the-trenches
35:16
September 16, 2019
16. Product at scale
16. Product at scale
16. Product at scale This episodes hosts: Patrick Kuczkowski Kevin Gentry Jake Werlin Jamie Douglas Denver StartUp Week: https://www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/5720-product-coffee-live-product-from-the-trenches
22:14
September 09, 2019
15. How to be successful in a rapidly growing organization
15. How to be successful in a rapidly growing organization
15. How to be successful in a rapidly growing organization
26:30
September 02, 2019
14. The Intern Episode
14. The Intern Episode
14. The Intern Episode
34:54
August 26, 2019
13. Technical product management (feat. James Heimbuck from Twilio Sendgrid)
13. Technical product management (feat. James Heimbuck from Twilio Sendgrid)
13. Technical product management (feat. James Heimbuck from Twilio Sendgrid)
28:56
August 19, 2019
12. How to unblock a decision and move your product forward
12. How to unblock a decision and move your product forward
12. How to unblock a decision and move your product forward
25:48
August 12, 2019
11. OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)
11. OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)
11. OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)
31:30
August 05, 2019
10. How do you estimate?
10. How do you estimate?
10. How do you estimate?
23:16
July 29, 2019
9. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles - PART 2
9. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles - PART 2
9. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles - PART 2
31:04
July 22, 2019
8. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles
8. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles
8. Consumer-facing vs. technical product roles
17:09
July 15, 2019
7. How to make good product decisions
7. How to make good product decisions
7. How to make good product decisions
30:42
July 08, 2019
6. Minimum Viable Products
6. Minimum Viable Products
On this episode, your PMs are talking about the infamous MVP: what it is, what it isn’t, when it’s good and when it’s very, very bad. Because these days, the MVP is kinda broken. It’s often used at the wrong times for the wrong reasons—spoilers: an MVP is *not* method for just developing the fastest thing—but is a powerful tool when used the way it’s meant to. We’re hoping to dispel some of the confusion and conflation about MVPs, all in the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee.
31:54
July 01, 2019
5. App Redesigns
5. App Redesigns
Redesigns can be really exciting—or a colossal flop (sorry, Snapchat). Today we’re joined on this episode by our killer product designers to share their insights and expertise on all things redesigns — when do you know how to do it? How big should you go? Should you do it all at once, or over time? How do you make the right decisions? How important is your ‘why’ for a redesign? How do you limit scope creep? We all learned a lot and think you will too.
25:25
June 24, 2019
4. Running a 5k instead of a marathon
4. Running a 5k instead of a marathon
Short bursts or long-term incremental improvements—which is better for your product? How do you get that good mix of quick innovations and long-haul efforts? What should you be doing along the way? How do these strategies affect your product portfolio? On this episode, we muse on the difference between these product strategies, the pros and cons of each, and how to navigate the unicorn path that gets you the best of both worlds.
28:35
June 17, 2019
3. Building Cross-Team Relationships
3. Building Cross-Team Relationships
Building relationships with people across all teams of your organization is crucial for the success of your product, your project, your company (your sanity?). And there are so many ways to do it—many of them nearly effortless, some of them are even fun. And yet, it can feel like the hardest thing to do, and biggest hurdle holding you back. Today we’re talking about why relationships are the secret sauce of product management, and all the tactics you can start using right now to be a dope cross-team, secret-sauce-slathering relationship champion.
28:56
June 10, 2019
2. Telling the right story to the right audience
2. Telling the right story to the right audience
2. Telling the right story to the right audience
24:04
June 04, 2019
1 . When to say no and how
1 . When to say no and how
First episode of Product Coffee!
33:15
May 29, 2019