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47 / Imagine A World Where Social Justice Reigns

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Andrew Branch
Measures for Justice

  In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Andrew Branch, Director of Product Engineering at Measures for Justice (MFJ). MFJ, an ITX client and Rochester, NY neighbor, is a criminal justice research organization whose mission is to make accurate criminal justice data available and accessible to all – and to …

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Andrew Branch
Measures for Justice

46 / Whether Building Software or Snowboards

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Lesley Betts
Burton Snowboards

One concern we product builders often cite with our C-suite sponsors is their disdain for discovery. “We know what users want,” is a frequent refrain when we recommend investment in user research. Sometimes, even we fall victim to that flawed “we got this” mentality. When we do, we limit our own market exploration by rejecting …

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Lesley Betts
Burton Snowboards

45 / Motivation and Self-Determination Theory

Scott-Rigby
Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

With so many touchpoints between Self-Determination Theory and software product development, it’s difficult to know where to begin. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Scott Rigby, Ph.D. to discuss the interplay between Self-Determination Theory and software product development. As product leaders strive to improve users’ lives, what better way to …

Scott-Rigby
Scott Rigby, Ph.D.
Immersyve Inc.

44 / Is What I Am Building Ethical?

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Kasia Chmielinski
The Data Nutrition Project

What is an ethical product? In an industry whose mission is to build technology that does good in the world, you’d think that by now we’d have figured this one out. You know, develop a checklist of criteria that helps chip away at our assumptions and biases and answer questions like, “is what I am …

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Kasia Chmielinski
The Data Nutrition Project

43 / ProdMgmt101: The Influential Product Manager

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Ken Sandy
Lecturer, Consultant, Author

What does it mean to be an influential product manager? In short, it means doing the job well. Easier said than done, right? The product manager is the one role in the organization who seems to own all the responsibility for getting things done, but none of the authority to actually do it. And that’s …

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Ken Sandy
Lecturer, Consultant, Author

42 / Shaping: A Different Kind of Product Work

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Ryan Singer
Basecamp

Product work is rarely (ever?) as straightforward and ordered as we’d like. It’s important for us as product leaders to embrace this fact and to plan for the interdependencies among all the moving parts. Shaping puts a name to this important work, Ryan Singer describes. We get clarity of direction from the guardrails Shaping provides. …

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Ryan Singer
Basecamp

41 / No Such Thing As The ‘Perfect’ Product Manager

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Alicia Dixon
Apartment List

Not every product management role is the same. Each requires a different skill set balance, a different temperament, and a different approach to problem solving, and Alicia Dixon knows this. Why is that? Because users are individuals. Unique individuals. And while we share basic needs, ranging from physiological to self-actualization, each of us draws satisfaction …

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Alicia Dixon
Apartment List

Special Edition / Delivery + UX = Client Value

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Nancy Neumann and Lisa Young
ITX Corp.

  Strong leadership and eager collaboration serve as the hallmarks in the long list of contributions made by ITX veterans and Vice Presidents Nancy Neumann and Lisa Young, the company’s most recent additions to its Board of Directors. In this special edition of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome fellow ITX leaders Lisa …

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Nancy Neumann and Lisa Young
ITX Corp.

40 / How A Well-Told Story ‘Weaves In Your Why’

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Mark Cruth
Atlassian

The simple act of storytelling helps the audience believe that the story is actually happening to them. Whether you’re pitching a product idea to a group of users or to your team, the well-told story resonates, and Mark Cruth proves this. It identifies the key players. It describes the conflict. And as the plot unfolds, …

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Mark Cruth
Atlassian

39 / Behavioral Science and Product Design

Nate-Andorsky
Nate Andorsky
Creative Science

As product builders, we use data science and behavioral science to help us design software solutions that line up with our users’ initial intent. Data science helps us understand who’s likely to take some action. Behavioral science looks at the factors that drive us to take action in the first place. With so many inputs …

Nate-Andorsky
Nate Andorsky
Creative Science

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