Product to Product: A Product Management Podcast for / by Product People

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At Roadmunk, we build a product management platform for product people (beautiful + collaborative roadmapping software); and as part of the product management community, we’ve seen how open product people are to helping their peers. They share their ...Show More

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How a PM career preps you to be an early-stage startup founder – Ellen Chisa @ A new startup

29:38 | Dec 7th, 2017

Ellen Chisa recently made the transition from VP of Product at Lola to startup co-founder. We find out how Ellen’s career in product management is helping her tackle the challenges of an early-stage startup head on.

Is there a downside to dogfooding? - Nick Franklin @ ChartMogul

27:27 | Nov 13th, 2018

It's our season 3 finale of Product to Product, a podcast for / by product people! We're breaking down, dissecting and debunking the product buzzwords you love to hate, and hate to love. In our last episode, we’re joined by ChartMogul’s Founder...Show More

Debunking the "V" in MVP - Anaid Chacon @ Dropbox

35:36 | Oct 30th, 2018

Let’s face it, MVPs are confusing. Anaid Chacon explores just how viable the term (short for Minimum Viable Product) is.

#NoEstimates: Myth or movement? - John Cutler @ Amplitude

36:29 | Oct 16th, 2018

To estimate, or not to estimate, that is the question. John Cutler cuts through the noise and introduces a much better question to ask.

The “shittiness” of being a “shit umbrella” - Kristen Huntley @ NBC

33:18 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Kristen Huntley knows that part of being a PM is shielding a team from external “shit.” But she takes issue with her “shit umbrella” duties.

CEO of the product: An accurate title for PMs? — Anup Dhalwani @ Uber

35:01 | Sep 18th, 2018

Some PMs take “CEO of the product” to heart; others call BS. But Anup Dhalwani’s on the fence. He thinks the term works—with conditions.

Explaining the why — Leora Katz, Product Manager @ Buzzfeed

36:12 | Sep 4th, 2018

Establishing “the why” is essential to being a good PM. But not all PMs context-set often (or well) enough. So, Leora Katz has some tips.

Season 3 Teaser

02:16 | Aug 27th, 2018

It’s season 3, product people, and we’re talking product buzzwords. Each episode, join us and a product person from a really cool company as we break down, dissect and debunk the product terms you love to hate and hate to love.

From tension to trust: How a PM transformed team culture - Gustavo Melo @ Amazon

29:30 | May 28th, 2018

When Gustavo Melo joined Amazon’s wedding registry product team, he noticed that the technical side wanted to develop cool features and the non-tech side wanted to deliver business value. Seeing a major gap, Gustavo set on a mission to reverse this t...Show More

What to do when managing PMs gets messy - Ben Mills @ Venmo

33:04 | May 14th, 2018

As a product team lead, you’re not managing the product per se. You’re managing other product managers with their own opinions on how the product should work—which means things can get messy. As Venmo’s head of product, Ben Mills has picked up a few ...Show More

What is product conviction and where does it come from? - Brian Donohue & Michelle Fitzpatrick @ Intercom

35:09 | Apr 30th, 2018

The data says one thing, but your gut says otherwise. What’s a PM to do? Can you trust your intuition to make the right decision for your users? Luckily, Brian Donohue and Michelle Fitzpatrick have first-hand experience with building “product convict...Show More

Changing human behaviours, one AI bot at a time - Sanette Tanaka Sloan @ Vox Media

34:39 | Apr 17th, 2018

When Sanette Tanaka Sloan joined Vox Media’s first-ever R&D team, she was tasked with designing an AI bot for the Amazon Echo. The goal? Change the way audiences were finding and consuming their news. Little did she know, this project would teach her...Show More

Personas & JTBD: Getting to know your users better - Mike Belsito & Michael Sacca @ Rocketship.FM

34:05 | Apr 11th, 2018

User personas and jobs to be done have long been go-to frameworks for product people wanting to click with their users. Mike Belsito and Michael Sacca recently did a deep-dive into these two concepts on Rocketship.FM. So on this bonus episode, they e...Show More

To think, or not to think, like a product manager - Melissa Perri @ Product Institute & Produx Labs

30:04 | Apr 3rd, 2018

As a product management consultant and founder of a product school, Melissa Perri’s mission is clear-cut: teach people how to effectively think like a product manager. So we investigate what fuels product thinking, and how aspiring / existing PMs can...Show More

Taking care of your product team's well-being – Lulu Cheng @ Pinterest

31:16 | Mar 19th, 2018

As a product manager it’s easy to get so caught up in hitting KPIs that you forget to ask, “How’s my team doing?” For Lulu Cheng, her team’s “wellness” needed just as much focus as her metrics. So she prioritized her team’s well-being to ultimately i...Show More

How a 'free forever' product can = rapid revenue growth – Marc von Brockdorff @ Hotjar

28:42 | Dec 21st, 2017

An integral part of Hotjar's success (fully bootstrapped to $10 million ARR) is their freemium pricing model. Many Hotjar users will never pay the company a cent. We find out how free usage has helped Hotjar grow + how it impacts product decisions.

What is "PM culture?" – Aman Manik @ Square

26:18 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Aman Manik noticed that his fellow product managers at Square had very different perspectives on what their job description should be. So, he decided to get them all together to come up with a singular definition of what it means to be part of their ...Show More

Why PMs need to be great writers – Evan Michner @ Atlassian

28:32 | Nov 9th, 2017

Successful product managers = world-class communicators. It’s why much of a PM’s time is spent writing. Evan Michner, creative writer-turned-product manager, makes the case for why writing is a critical (and not-easy) skill for PMs to develop + tacti...Show More

Burndown framework: An alternative to scrum – Matt Bilotti @ Drift

27:48 | Oct 26th, 2017

Since adopting Burndown, Drift had increased revenue by 5x. Matt Bilotti talks to us about what the framework is, how it differs from traditional agile and scrum methodologies, and how the framework amplifies Drift's customer-first approach to produc...Show More

Making smarter decisions with machine learning – Inga Chen @ Squarespace

32:57 | Oct 11th, 2017

Inga Chen walks us through when and how to prepare for machine learning, what to do with user feedback during the development process, and the probability of a model failing (hint: a machine learning model will always fail).

Product to Product: A sneak peek

01:06 | Oct 5th, 2017

A podcast for/by product people. At Roadmunk, we build a product for product people; and as part of the product community, we’ve seen how open product people are to helping their peers. They share their own experiences of working in product, both ...Show More