Podcast: Perspectives on Product Management

A Product That Counts podcast pulling together interviews from 5 product thinkers: what makes good products, good product managers, and scalable organizations

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Ready Product Radio Podcast: Managing Products vs. Managing Product Managers

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Ready Product Radio’s Allan Neil talked with me about the difference between managing products and managing product managers; balancing one-off requests against strategic roadmaps; and whether more data is improving product decisions

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Everyday Innovator Podcast: Product/Organizational Challenges

Chad McAllister invited me to join his Everyday Innovator Podcast. We talked about coaching new product managers, organizational challenges and how to overcome them, making time to talk with lot of customers/prospects, and approaches to corporate innovation.

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Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 3)

The software bits we release are not the whole product, but a part of the product. We need to make sure we ship a whole product, which includes a compelling story of interest to customers. Strategy, segmentation and customer joy matter.

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Why (Agile) Program Management Tools Don’t Help (Agile) Product Managers

Program management tools need the output of a good product management process, but the same tools don’t work for both purposes. Some thoughts on what product managers need to make good decisions…

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Scaling Product Management/Owner Teams (SV-ALN)

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Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network (SV-ALN) is hosting a talk by Rich Mironov on “Scaling Product Management/Owner Teams” on Tuesday, June 10th at LinkedIn (Mountain View). We’ll talk about the overlap and differences between agile product management and product ownership; failure modes at revenue software companies; and some organizational maps for scaling up product teams for large commercial offerings.

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Scaling Up Product Manager/Owner Teams (PCamp PDX)

This talk from Product Camp Portland paints the need to formally identify product owners for each agile team, select POs thoughtfully, train/mentor them, and create very strong ties to portfolio-level product management.

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Good, Better and Great Product Management (PCamp LA Keynote)

A keynote on good/better/great product management for Product Camp LA, March 2014. Defines minimally viable product management.

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Three Product Challenges for Entrepreneurs (Stanford)

Three perennial challenges for entrepreneurs and start-up founders are (1) seriously listening to their markets, (2) building customer-side savings/ROI logic, and (3) whole-product thinking. Tiny companies lack formal product managers, but need to apply some product management thinking to these fundamental product/market needs.

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Six Ways Product Managers Can Help Their Agile Development Teams (and vice versa)

A discussion on how development and product management can work better together… I like to start such sessions with unfiltered comments from development managers about their (good and bad) experiences with product managers. Typically, these include more disappointment than elation, which gives us a chance to recap the critical parts of the product job that development teams don’t see. And how we can focus on building and shipping great products, rather than title or roles.

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