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Product Manager Chats

Product Manager Chats

By Bri Morgaine
This is PM Chats: a podcast about the ins and outs of product management.

Effective product management is a key factor in running and scaling a successful SaaS business. At Canny.io, we're passionate about building better products—so we wanted to put the experiences of product managers front and center.

With PM Chats, you’ll get a chance to listen in on a casual, behind-the-scenes conversation—not a formal interview. We're hearing about challenges, lessons learned, and ins and outs of successful product management, to empower PMs and founders to build better products.
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PM chats, episode #8: Using data and avoiding prescriptive thinking, with Sirisha Machiraju of Uber
In this episode of PM chats, I spoke with Sirisha Machiraju, a product manager at Uber. We talked about using data to back up your perspectives when prioritizing, the value of hearing from real customers, and the fact that as a PM, it isn't always your job to have all the answers or prescribe a solution.  Sirisha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirisham/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
26:00
July 07, 2021
PM chats, episode #7: Making pivots and solving your customer’s real problem, with Jeff Stern of Tidelift
In episode #7 of PM chats, I talked with Jeff Stern, who is a product manager at Tidelift. We chatted about how the PM role differs depending on the size and type of business, and how to solve a customer's actual problem—which sometimes doesn't mean building the exact solution they asked for.  Jeff's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sternjeff/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
24:41
June 29, 2021
PM chats, episode #6: “Strong opinions, loosely held”—flexibility and personal prioritization, with Victoria Limary of Facebook
In this episode, I chatted with Victoria Limary, a product manager at Facebook. We talked about entering the PM role without an engineering background, choice paralysis, and managing both product and personal prioritization.  Victoria's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victorialimary/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
23:39
June 10, 2021
PM chats, episode #5: Being a thought partner and getting your team aligned, with Kevin Lau of Uber Eats
In episode #5 of PM chats, I spoke with Kevin Lau, who is a product manager at Uber Eats. We talked about the role of a PM as a thought partner for the engineering team, embracing the possibility that you might be wrong, and how to drive your team toward a solution.  Kevin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thekevlau/ Kevin's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/klauProductManager/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/
25:14
May 26, 2021
PM chats, episode #4: Making trade-offs and diversity in product management, with Roxanne Guo of Evidation Health
In this episode of PM chats, I chatted with Roxanne Guo, a product manager at Evidation Health. We spoke about the balance between strategy execution and vision as a PM, making hard decisions, and advice for groups that are underrepresented in tech on how to break into the space as a PM.  Roxanne's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneguo/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
30:57
May 12, 2021
PM chats, episode #3: Maintaining flexibility and the importance of customer feedback, with Leigh Marie Braswell of Scale
In episode #3 of PM chats, I spoke with Leigh Marie Braswell, a product manager at Scale. We talked about how important it is to deliberately gather feedback from customers, being flexible and pivoting when needed, and how what is required of a PM will change depending on the team makeup and stage a company is in.  Leigh's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leigh-marie-braswell/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
24:08
March 29, 2021
PM chats, episode #2: Understanding pain points and effective communication, with Borian Tchernev of Conductor
In this episode, I chatted with Borian Tchernev, a product manager at Conductor, about the importance of effective, thorough communication as a PM, and stepping into the customer's shoes to truly understand their pain points.  Borian's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borian-tchernev/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
24:51
March 29, 2021
PM chats, episode #1: Early PM mistakes and getting your first win, with Rousseau Kazi of Threads
In this episode of PM chats, I spoke with Rousseau Kazi, CEO of Threads, on his experiences starting as a PM at Facebook, early mistakes and lessons learned, and how important it is to "get your first win."  Rousseau's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rousseaukazi/ Learn more about Canny at https://canny.io/. 
25:05
March 29, 2021