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143 / John Maeda: Creativity, Risk, and the Role of AI

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John Maeda
Microsoft

In this episode, John Maeda explains that software products are tools that help us achieve our broader goals – like caring for loved ones and strengthening our relationships – rather than the ultimate objective. So it’s no surprise that John frames artificial intelligence as a power tool that levels up our human potential to create …

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John Maeda
Microsoft

142 / Christian Idiodi, on Product Sense: Integrating Data and Intuition

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Christian Idiodi
Silicon Valley Product Group

In this episode of Product Momentum, Christian Idiodi shares insights gathered over his 20-year career as a product leader, leaning especially on the significance of human skills and highlighting the importance of product sense in product management. Christian Idiodi is a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group and co-author of TRANSFORMED, with Marty Cagan and …

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Christian Idiodi
Silicon Valley Product Group

141 / How To Build a Community of Practice, with ITX Leaders in Product + UX

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Paul Gebel, Sean Murray, Brian Loughner, Christina Halladay
ITX Corp.

Welcome to this special episode of Product Momentum, where four ITX leaders share their hands-on experience establishing (Upstate Product Meetup) and growing (Upstate UX Meetup, to nearly 600 members!) two Rochester-area communities of practice (CoP). Perhaps it was the recent conversations with Petra Wille and Jared Spool that inspired the idea for this up-close look …

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Paul Gebel, Sean Murray, Brian Loughner, Christina Halladay
ITX Corp.

Insights Into Product Management with Cliff Gilley

Cliff Gilley, VP Analyst of Research, completes the lineup of Keynote Day speakers for the 2024 ITX Product + Design Conference. Inviting a research analyst to an event for product managers and UX designers may seem peculiar, but Cliff’s keynote will captivate the audience and showcase his invaluable insights.

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140 / Money Talks: Aligning Product Strategy + Business Goals, with Rich Mironov

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Rich Mironov
Mironov Consulting

What’s the best way to align product strategy with business goals? How can product managers communicate product value to the go-to-market side of the house? Rich Mironov, a 40-year veteran of product management and author of The Art of Product Management 2d, joins Product Momentum to address these and other vexing challenges in the world …

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Rich Mironov
Mironov Consulting

139 / User Experience Research: AI’s New Frontier, with John Haggerty & Prerna Singh

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John Haggerty and Prerna Singh
Experienced Product Leaders

Back in episode 132 of Product Momentum, Janna Bastow talked about using AI tools to do much of the “grunt work” product managers and UX researchers do so that they can spend more time on the higher-value work that’s actually helping to transform product building. In this episode, John Haggerty and Prerna Singh go a …

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John Haggerty and Prerna Singh
Experienced Product Leaders

Embracing Human-Centric Product Management

Can the quality of a decision be measured by the amount of data that informed it? Are emotionally intelligent products distinguishably better than their website data-driven counterparts? Product managers struggling to find their voice as they develop their careers are inundated with recommendations emphasizing one or the other, but are these poles mutually exclusive?

Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Christian Idiodi, of Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) on Product Momentum, ITX’s award-winning podcast. Christian’s insights into product management are inspiring and practical. As a top contender for the nicest person in product, he was generous enough to share a map to chart one’s growth that strikes a balance between the essential elements of business health and human empathy.

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138 / The Science Behind Building Better Products, with Holly Hester-Reilly

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Holly Hester-Reilly
Product Science Group

As Holly Hester-Reilly explains, “Intuition isn’t magic. People who have good product intuition know this, because they’ve worked hard over time through lots of hard practice to build it up – and build better products in the process.” Holly is the founder and CEO of H2R Product Science (and a good friend of Product Momentum). …

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Holly Hester-Reilly
Product Science Group

137 / 3 Tips for Fostering a Culture of Change, with Zoia Kozakov

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Zoia Kozakov
JP Morgan Chase

Among the many hats product managers wear is that of change agent. In many respects, product management is change management. PMs always seem to be flexing their approach to new circumstances, adapting to evolving markets and technologies, and side-stepping organizational landmines. “It’s hard,” says Zoia Kozakov, “especially when the change you’re trying to bring about …

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Zoia Kozakov
JP Morgan Chase

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