23 episodes

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

The Product Edge Jade Bennett

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

    Leading & adapting through crisis with Craig Penfold

    Leading & adapting through crisis with Craig Penfold

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/penfold/ (Craig Penfold) is the VP of Engineering at https://www.cultureamp.com/ (Culture Amp) and at the time of recording, this episode was Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product at Rome2Roi. He has 22 years of experience and is now combining his technical knowledge with Product Management to lead both product and technical functions.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ Re-focusing during a crisis
    ✓ How to challenge assumptions in a time when things are so unpredictable
    ✓ Adapting your product to changing user needs
    ✓ How to support your team and continue leading through crisis

    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    ● Turn the ship around by David Marquet – this is a great book about intent-based leadership
    ● Inspired by Marty Cagan – really the go-to book on what great product development teams should look like
    ● The 5 dysfunctions of a team – a book written as a fable to help you better understand what a functioning team looks like.
    ● Continuous Discover Habits – Teresa Torres – continuous user discovery is essential to help build better products
    Connect with guest:
    https://twitter.com/craigles75 (https://twitter.com/craigles75) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/penfold/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/penfold/)

    Connect with Georgia Hart:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    www.theproductedge.com.au

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 28 min
    Three types of product roadmaps to master with David Wang

    Three types of product roadmaps to master with David Wang

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/ (Georgia )caught up with https://www.linkedin.com/in/productdave/ (David Wang), Founder of the https://www.productschool.org/ (Product Academy), who is passionate about helping the next generation of Product Managers through teaching the art of Product Management.
    With over 15 years of experience building products for start-ups, as well as coaching corporate organisations across Australia, we are excited to talk to David about the three different types of product roadmaps to master.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ The importance and benefits of having a product roadmap
    ✓ What Product Managers can do to avoid their roadmap failing
    ✓ Ensuring clearly defined goals are set
    ✓ Creating a product roadmap
    ✓ Should roadmaps be shared publicly?

    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...

    Resources:[1]
    Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps
    https://productcoalition.com/how-to-create-kick-ass-product-roadmaps-spoiler-alert-there-are-3-types-of-roadmaps-a1018d147603 (https://productcoalition.com/how-to-create-kick-ass-product-roadmaps-spoiler-alert-there-are-3-types-of-roadmaps-a1018d147603)

    http://www.productacademy.io (www.productacademy.io)
    https://www.meetup.com/ProductschoolAPAC/ (https://www.meetup.com/ProductschoolAPAC/)
    Community: http://slack.productacademy.io/ (http://slack.productacademy.io/)

    Connect with guest:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/productdave/

    Connect with Georgia Hart:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    www.theproductedge.com.au

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 29 min
    How to become a more Data-Led Product Manager with Frank McKenna

    How to become a more Data-Led Product Manager with Frank McKenna

    In this episode, https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/ (Georgia )welcomes https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-mckenna-2574791/ (Frank McKenna), Chief Product Officer. Here, he discusses being ‘data driven’ which is still misunderstood by many in the same way that Agile development is/was. Very few decisions a product manager makes aren’t data-driven. In fact, for most product managers, they make data-informed decisions daily.
    With an impressive 20 years of experience in Product Management, across a range of industries in the USA, Europe, and Australia, Frank shares his insights on how to navigate through the challenges of understanding Data.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ What it means to be data-led
    ✓ How Product Managers can learn to manage the complexities of data
    ✓ How to ensure Product Managers are using quality data
    ✓ Does putting data at the heart of everything, mean better decision making?

    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com.au/Business-Model-Generation-Visionaries-Challengers-ebook/dp/B06X426D4F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=Business+Model+Generation+by+Alex+Osterwalder+%26+Yves+Pigneurandqid=1633941959andsr=8-1 (Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur)

    Connect with guest:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-mckenna-2574791/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-mckenna-2574791/)

    Connect with Georgia Hart:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    www.theproductedge.com.au
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 27 min
    Technology evolution and the contribution to digital pollution with Radhika Dutt

    Technology evolution and the contribution to digital pollution with Radhika Dutt

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/radhika-dutt (Radhika Dutt) is back to share her experience of taking a vision-driven approach rather than an iterative approach to creating great products. https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/ (Georgia )and Radhika talk about Digital Pollution and how technology evolution is impacting our society. You can find out more in her recent book, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZNV7SW4/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk (Radical Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter). You can also download Radhika’s free toolkit and a copy of her book through her https://www.radicalproduct.com/ (website).
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ The long-term effects of screen-time
    ✓ How the products we use are shaping our future
    ✓ Being influenced and influencing through AI algorithms
    ✓ Personal data and digital pollution
    ✓ The way product folk can be conscious of their contribution to digital pollution

    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Get the free toolkit: https://www.radicalproduct.com/ (https://www.radicalproduct.com/)
    Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZNV7SW4/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk (Radical Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter)
    Connect with Radhika:
    https://twitter.com/radhikadutt?lang=en (https://twitter.com/radhikadutt?lang=en)
    https://radhikadutt.com/ (https://radhikadutt.com/)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/radhika-dutt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/radhika-dutt)

    If you're interested in hearing more about our current Product Management career opportunities with Catch, contact Charlotte Adams:
    E: charlotte@middletonexec.com.au
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 39 min
    How to conduct meaningful customer interviews with Scott Middleton

    How to conduct meaningful customer interviews with Scott Middleton

    In this episode, https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/ (Georgia )caught up with https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmiddleton/ (Scott Middleton), Founder of https://terem.tech/ (Terem), where they spoke about Design Thinking and User-Centered Design Principles, and how they highlight the importance of understanding the needs, wants, and desires of their customers. It’s still surprising how often product folk don’t really speak to their customers..!
    It was an absolute pleasure talking to Scott about how Product Managers can conduct meaningful customer interviews and how he helps product folk understand the “why” behind the “what” of the data.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ Why customer interviews are important
    ✓ How to prepare for and run customer interviews effectively
    ✓ Different interviewing techniques
    ✓ Effective interview questions to get the right data

    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Integrity by Henry Cloud
    Profit Principle by Peter Fritz
    Four Steps to Epiphany by Steve Blank


    https://terem.tech/how-to-run-early-customer-interviews/ (https://terem.tech/how-to-run-early-customer-interviews/) = a step by step guide

    https://terem.tech/what-is-the-1-resource-for-product-ideas/ (https://terem.tech/what-is-the-1-resource-for-product-ideas/) = the research

    https://terem.tech/how-to-conduct-excellent-customer-interviews/ (https://terem.tech/how-to-conduct-excellent-customer-interviews/) = a webinar interview/discussion about this

    We also have an upcoming webinar on customer research: https://terem.tech/upcoming-webinar-product-research-ops-how-to-involve-customers-in-every-release/ (https://terem.tech/upcoming-webinar-product-research-ops-how-to-involve-customers-in-every-release/)

    Connect with guest:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmiddleton/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmiddleton/)
    https://twitter.com/scottmiddleton

    Connect with Georgia Hart:


    Get social with The Product Edge:

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 29 min
    The challenges facing Women in Product with Pearly Yee

    The challenges facing Women in Product with Pearly Yee

    Middleton Executive is passionate about supporting and helping women in the product and tech community. We were incredibly excited to have Pearly Yee from Brainmates join us on The Product Edge to share her ideas and opinions on how we can help more women in the industry.
    Pearly has over 10 years of Product Management experience and is former Head of Product at The Australian Financial Review and former Product Lead at Envato. She has also played a huge role in helping some of Australia's most successful companies from startups to household brands, as well as regulatory bodies, to establish product management processes and capabilities.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓ What it’s like to be a woman in product
    ✓ Where women can find support in the product community
    ✓ Steps to help bridge the gender pay gap
    ✓ The shortage of female leaders
    Connect with guest:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pearly-yee-31590621
    Connect with Georgia Hart:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgiahartrec/ (LINKEDIN)
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    Follow on:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-product-edge/ (LINKEDIN) I https://www.facebook.com/theproductedge (FACEBOOK) I https://twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett (TWITTER) I https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/ (INSTAGRAM)

    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

demestique ,

Best one out there

This is the only product podcast I will listen to going forward. Great job Jade!

cantfindanotrepeatablenickname ,

Awesome product podcast

Thanks Jade for producing such good podcast for the product community. The contents are relevant and engaging regardless where you are in the journey of product management. An awesome guests too! Look forward to the future episodes.

pnapper ,

Great start

Amazing work, look forward to hearing more episodes direct from the Australian Product community

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