An episode in ChadMcAllister’s Everyday Innovator series featuring Felicia Anderson and me on “How Product Managers Can Work Effectively With Data Scientists”
Holly Hester-Reilly’s Product Science Podcast brings me in for an episode called “The Rich Mironov Hypothesis: Great Product Leadership is Both Subtle and Slow to Pay Off”
It’s easy for CEOs to think that they personally are the best-informed people within their companies about what customers need and what markets want. In reality, product and design teams have the time, focus, expertise, and large numbers of non-selling interviews to do more objective validation of product ideas.
Callaghan Innovation’s conference on “Scaling Your SaaS Business Faster” is for NZ business/technical leaders, especially software entrepreneurs. Rich Mironov’s keynote is on product/market fit and product management, followed by workshops on early validation techniques.
Product leaders need to push their teams toward regular direct user/customer feedback, unmediated by sales or marketing or support. I’m suggesting one live user interview per week. But how can we find time for that, and make it important enough to compete with other urgent work?
Visual notes from Rich’s keynotes at Pitney Bowes Product Management Summit. Talks were on “Common SAAS Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them” and “Building Better Business Cases.”