Executives

25 Executives episodes

89

Staying A Step Ahead is Product Management

Saad Khan, Head of Product at ConsumerAffairs, shares what he believes is the most common fallacy about innovation, why he mandates customer discovery interviews at his company, and how to stay a step ahead of customer needs.

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85

Jobs to Be Done is Product Management

Karen Dillon, Contributing Editor of Harvard Business Review and co-author of Competing Against Luck, dissects the most common problems with corporate innovation efforts and shares how understanding customers' job to be done can help product teams make better decisions.

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67

Breakthrough Innovation is Product Management

Flavio Masson, Head of Innovation at AARP Life Reimagined, shares the mindsets and culture needed for breakthrough innovation and the key metrics to consider when validating and scaling a new product or feature.

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64

No Bullsh*t Lean is Product Management

Bob Dorf, Author of The Startup Owner’s Manual, shares how product managers and the c-suite can embrace a culture of innovation and how companies can incentivize employees to take risks.

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57

Customer Development is Product Management

Cindy Alvarez, Director of User Experience at Yammer (a Microsoft company), shares how she advocated for Lean methodologies at her organization and how to gain meaningful insights from customer interviews.

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56

Chronicling Corporate Innovation is Product Management

Scott Kirsner, Columnist for The Boston Globe and Founder of Innovation Leader, shares the latest strategies in corporate innovation and how leaders can enable employees to be more entrepreneurial.

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48

Organizational Design is Product Management

Stacey Weber, an Instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, shares how product management fits into an organization's structure, the role innovation teams play in entering new markets, and how product and innovation teams can collaborate.

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45

Getting Strategy Right is Product Management

Steven Haines, CEO of Sequent Learning Networks and the author of The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, shares how to set and execute a strategy and how to bake customer insights into a product roadmap.

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44

Simplicity is Product Management

Dan Ward, author of The Simplicity Cycle and former Military Officer, shares what it takes to simplify mission-critical projects, how to balance speed and quality, and when adding complexity can be just the ingredient you need.

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33

Adapting Lean Is Product Management

Brant Cooper, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur and Founder of Moves The Needle, shares how large companies adapt Lean to spark innovation and how product managers can shift from executing to learning.

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31

Incubation is Product Management

Jeremiah Zinn, Chief Product Officer at Bark & Co., shares the incubation process his company has built to enable continuous innovation and the methodology they use to validate new product concepts.

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Empowering Employees is Product Management

Carie Davis, Partner at Your Ideas Are Terrible and former Global Director of Innovation at Coca Cola, tells us why employee excitement from innovation workshops wears off and how large organizations can rethink incentive structures.

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