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What does it take to build a great tech product? Nuggets of information from an engineer and PM at Microsoft on all things tech products - Speccing, Marketing, Pricing, Data, Experimentation. Everything. We have got you covered.
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#s1e10 what next?
In the last episode of this series we answer many questions. Where to go from here? What to learn next? The resources we spoke about in this episode are the blogs stratecherry.com, the product management subMedium, San Francisco product school, kwokchain, blackbox of product management. Some of the books we recommend are Cracking the PM Interview, Crossing the Chasm, Product Management for Dummies, Hooked, The Lean Product Playbook, The innovators dilemma. We also talk about the boring and bad parts of product management. If you'd like us to discuss more topics let us know on our social media handles: Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
16:22
April 17, 2020
#s1e9 A/B testing and experiments
Experimentation is needed to find the right fit. But which one is the right experiment? When to do A/B and when is it a bad idea? Do you know that the sample size/distribution of any experiment heavily influences the result? Countering the bias in data through this episode. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
15:19
April 17, 2020
#s1e8 fitting the sensors in your product
What's telemetry and instrumentation in a tech product? How to put it? How to leverage it? Where all can it be used? What are the best practices to follow here? If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
14:06
April 17, 2020
#s1e7 data driven decisions for your product
While some say and we agree: "Data is God!", there are places where data can give you wrong impressions. In this 3 part mini series we'll start discussions on data. Why you need, how you can get it, and what to do with it once you have it. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on twitter
13:45
April 17, 2020
#s1e6 what makes a product spec great?
Writing product and feature specs is at the heart of product management. In this episode we go over what it takes to write good specs. Reasoning, Customer Empathy, Marketing Plan, Dev Scenarios and what not. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
29:02
April 17, 2020
#s1e5 the Ps of Product Marketing
So, you have a product. You have done all we have talked about. And now you want users. You are set for marketing and this episode will help you strategize for that. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
17:43
April 17, 2020
#s1e4 when to hire (and not hire) a PM
There are times when you don't need a PM in your team. Having a PM when you don't need one can go against you, your product, or your company. So when do PMs start bringing value to the company? If you're a PM what kind of startup should you join? How to get a PM on a shoe string budget in a start-up? These are some of the things we cover here. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
12:35
April 17, 2020
#s1e3 pricing your product right (SaaS model)
Pricing deserves it's own podcast. In this one we try to give an overview and framework of how to think about pricing. A couple of small corrections, towards the end of the episode we talk about "predatory pricing" but the concept we were referring to was dynamic pricing. Predatory pricing is a different practice where you price a product very low to drive out competition. Also variable costs are the costs which vary with the amount of output produced. Employee salaries are therefore variable costs. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter
16:07
April 17, 2020
#s1e2 tools for managing the product well
We all need tools to be good at what we do. A Product Manager uses a bunch of tools as well to get around their work. While a PM has a wide array of work, in this episode we touch upon the tools and frameworks a PM can use in the space of project management, product strategy and user research apart from talking about a few more things. A small call-out: the lean canvas framework and the Porter's 5 forces are great frameworks for setting product strategy, and not for doing customer research. The Voice of the Customer framework helps in assimilating the customer research. If you like the podcast give a shout-out to Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
12:59
April 17, 2020
#s1e1 being a product manager at a big tech company.
This is how we started this series. While recording an episode for a different podcast we got into a zone where we kept finding new topics to talk about. Kept us up the whole night. In this episode we cover what it takes to be a PM and what are the different ways to get the job at a big tech company. We also talk about how to build a portfolio. Follow Sarosh (@SaroshMohammad) and Tanay(@tanaypratap) on Twitter.
20:56
April 16, 2020