Product Momentum Podcast: Continuous Learning from the Best Minds in Product Leadership

55 / Encouraging Great Ideas

Aaron Cooper Headshot
Aaron Cooper
Honeywell

Great ideas can come from anywhere. It is the job of product leaders to seek out these ideas by taking educated risks, thinking (and working) outside the box. In this episode Aaron Cooper, the Enterprise User Experience Leader for Navigation and Sensors at Honeywell, shares key strategies for ideation, workshopping, and working across disciplines. Aaron …

Aaron Cooper Headshot
Aaron Cooper
Honeywell

54 / Navigating Complexity and Uncertainty

Headshot of Giff Constable
Giff Constable
Author, entrepreneur

As a product leader, it can be hard to work within a multitude of constraints: profits, product-market fit, time, customers’ needs; the list goes on. Giff tackles the tough questions and elaborates on the product leader’s job as “chief synthesizer.” In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Giff Constable, a …

Headshot of Giff Constable
Giff Constable
Author, entrepreneur

53 / When You’re In Product, You’re the Connector

Product Momentum Podcast guest Nina Foroutan
Nina Foroutan
Forbes

We often talk about product living at the intersection of technology, business, and UX. And that makes sense in a limited, Venn diagram way of thinking: Product as the place where these things converge. But as we have discovered, using a 3-piece diagram to explain what product is all about is a gross oversimplification. Through …

Product Momentum Podcast guest Nina Foroutan
Nina Foroutan
Forbes

52 / Mindset, Process, and Tools

Headshot of David Wang
David Wang
ProductGo

If you’ve never done product before, the journey can be super-scary. So many questions: Do I have what it takes? Is this the career I want for myself? What type of PM do I want to be? Where am I in my career product life cycle? Worry no more. In this episode of ITX’s Product …

Headshot of David Wang
David Wang
ProductGo

51 / Cognitive Bias and Software Development

Headshot of Wolf Alexanyan
Wolf Alexanyan
The Software Development Company

  Without mental shortcuts to help, there’s no way product managers could process the daily waves of information coming at us. We apply these shortcuts, called cognitive biases, to drive efficiency in how we perceive and respond to the world around us. But when we’re unaware of, or not sensitive to, these biases (that exist …

Headshot of Wolf Alexanyan
Wolf Alexanyan
The Software Development Company

50 / Product Problems Are People Problems

Headshot of Christian Idiodi
Christian Idiodi
Silicon Valley Product Group

  Whether discussing onboarding, the challenges we product managers confront in today’s upside-down world, or the benefits of being a “lazy” product manager, all problems boil down to people problems. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Christian Idiodi, partner at the Silicon Valley Product Group. As a leader in …

Headshot of Christian Idiodi
Christian Idiodi
Silicon Valley Product Group

49 / The Many Paths to Product Management

Lena Sesardic Headshot
Lena Sesardic
Consultant, Author

  There’s no clear career path to product management. And while that sounds like just another obstacle keeping you from your dream job, it should actually come as a comfort to all you PM hopefuls. Here’s why. It’s about equifinality, which simply means that the same end result can be achieved by many potential means …

Lena Sesardic Headshot
Lena Sesardic
Consultant, Author

48 / At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Headshot of Josh Anon
Josh Anon
Roblox

Defining the product manager role is a moving target. It’s tough to put our finger on the skill set we need to land the gig. And then we’re not always confident about what to do once we arrive. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul welcome Josh Anon. Now a product …

Headshot of Josh Anon
Josh Anon
Roblox

47 / Imagine A World Where Social Justice Reigns

Headshot of Andrew Branch
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 …

Headshot of Andrew Branch
Andrew Branch
Measures for Justice

46 / Whether Building Software or Snowboards

Headshot of Lesley Betts
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 …

Headshot of Lesley Betts
Lesley Betts
Burton Snowboards

Like what you see? Let’s talk now.

Reach Out