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38 / How To Recapture Lost Innovation ROI

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Mark Zawacki
650 Labs

Investment in innovation will bring business energy, they say, and will enable new revenue growth. It will lead to more efficient business operation and will deepen your brand’s hold on existing clients while attracting more prospects. And investment in innovation will help level up your team’s skill set. Investment in innovation is a necessary condition …

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Mark Zawacki
650 Labs

37 / Validate and Verify the Customer Voice

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Ash Maurya
LEANSTACK

Whatever we think we know about our users doesn’t always hold true when we release our products into the wild. Faced with compressed cycle times and pressure to release something, product managers sometimes fall in love with a product only later to discover we were among the few who did. Our mistake isn’t being passionate …

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Ash Maurya
LEANSTACK

36 / Shaping the Product Manager’s Prime Directive

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Michael Sacca
Dribbble

What is the product manager’s prime directive? Most would argue we’re here to make the world a better place through the software products we create. But what do we do when we see product decisions being made that conflict with that directive, that cause us to manipulate users to our benefit instead of inspire them …

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Michael Sacca
Dribbble

35 / Building the Solutions the World Needs

Christopher-O'Donnell
Christopher O'Donnell
HubSpot

  In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer at HubSpot. Their conversation kicks off with a discussion of Trust, closes with Christopher’s definition of Innovation, and checks nearly every box in the product manager playbook along the way. In a lively give-and-take that combines big …

Christopher-O'Donnell
Christopher O'Donnell
HubSpot

34 / Product Managers ‘Change the World’

Adrienne-Tan
Adrienne Tan
Brainmates

  Change the world. It’s a pretty tall order, even for today’s modern product leaders. But that’s precisely what product managers do, according to Adrienne Tan, who joins Sean and Paul in this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast. Co-founder and CEO of Brainmates, Adrienne Tan is a pioneer in the world of modern product …

Adrienne-Tan
Adrienne Tan
Brainmates

33 / Learn Fast, Learn Well With Experimentation

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Holly Hester-Reilly
H2R Product Science

  Experimentation is not about right or wrong. It’s about learning things that you genuinely didn’t know. The secret is to become comfortable with the uncomfortable and to make room for your own sense of vulnerability, says Holly Hester-Reilly. When you’re able to embrace not knowing something, or have experiments come back that disprove your …

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Holly Hester-Reilly
H2R Product Science

32 / Take An Objective Approach to Prioritization

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Jeff Lash
Forrester

A lot of times product managers take a overly narrow view of prioritization without giving full consideration to the impact of decisions we make. Whether to add another new feature to our backlog – and which one? Is there a new market segment we should explore? Do we need a new vision for our product? …

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Jeff Lash
Forrester

31 / How To Get The Positioning Right

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April Dunford
Consultant, Author, Speaker

In tech, as in life, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. That might be one of the coolest aspects about building super-exciting software products. There’s any number of ways to get the job done. As product people, we lend our education, our experience, and our intuition to improving people’s lives. Our varied …

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April Dunford
Consultant, Author, Speaker

30 / Essential Components of Product Culture

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Bruce McCarthy
Product Culture

Before we jump headlong into implementing Lean or Agile. Before we decide that OKRs offer the best chance to set goals and measure results. And before we determine that a particular design methodology will lead us to successful product development, product leaders need to understand the “underlying cultural things about teams and about companies that …

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Bruce McCarthy
Product Culture

29 / Empathy is the Catalyst for Innovation

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Saleema Vellani
Innovazing

Design thinking calls on product people to put themselves in their customer’s shoes. To empathize with them. Saleema Vellani agrees, but adds that empathy is borne out of self-awareness and that understanding others requires us first to understand ourselves.  In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Saleema Vellani, author of the …

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Saleema Vellani
Innovazing

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