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Conversations on all aspects of building great products. From user research and product discovery, to healthy agile & diverse product teams, to leadership and influencing organisations.

Proudly brought from Europe. Our mission is to amplify practical wisdom and inspiration to help PMs grow and make good impact across the globe.

Product Ramble Jakub Uniejewski

    • Management
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Conversations on all aspects of building great products. From user research and product discovery, to healthy agile & diverse product teams, to leadership and influencing organisations.

Proudly brought from Europe. Our mission is to amplify practical wisdom and inspiration to help PMs grow and make good impact across the globe.

    GIST - framework for product organisations - with Itamar Gilad

    GIST - framework for product organisations - with Itamar Gilad

    I’m talking with Itamar Gilad, who applies experience form his tenure in Google, Microsoft and IBM to help built product organisations. We discuss GIST - framework that helps to align strategy and business goals with hypothesis based product development.

    Why companies fail with OKRs? Why agile teams complain they don’t know the vision and they don't know why they do what they do? Why product managers and product owners struggle to prioritise the right ideas and why they build features that fail to deliver the business impact.

    More at https://productramble.com, more links below


    (00:00) Welcome to Product Ramble
    (02:15) Common problems of organisations
    (04:03) Why old style of management doesn’t work with software products?
    (08:39) Concepts of GIST framework
    (09:34) Hot to set Goals
    (15:33) Goals vs agile teams
    (18:26) Can we have only good ideas?
    (22:01) How to use ICE prioritisation method
    (32:35) How to measure Confidence for prioritisation?
    (44:45) How the management culture needs to change?
    (47:05) How engineering needs to change in learning organisations?
    (50:26) Outcomes of adopting GIST
    (53:47) Books recommended by Itamar
    (55:18) Learn more about Itamar and GIST
    (56:09) bonus: lean approach to book writing
    (07:00) Spread the podcast!


    Resources mentioned:
    * GIST https://medium.com/@itamargilad/why-i-stopped-using-product-roadmaps-and-switched-to-gist-planning-3b7f54e271d1
    * Prioritising tool with ICE scores (esp. Confidence score) https://hackernoon.com/finding-winning-ideas-using-the-confidence-tool-d8f2d8cc2c15
    * “Lean startup” by Eric Ries http://theleanstartup.com
    * “Lean series” https://leanstartup.co

    Say hi to Itamar Gilad:
    * http://itamargilad.com
    * @ItamarGilad

    Say hi to Jakub Uniejewski
    * @kubiku
    * https://linkedin.com/in/kubiku
    * https://productramble.com

    • 58 min
    Transforming product management team and the organization with Luca Criscuolo

    Transforming product management team and the organization with Luca Criscuolo

    What would you do if after starting a new job as Head of Product you'd learn that your product management team is perceived as passive, not innovative and even not the voice of the user? I discuss with Luca Criscuolo, Head of Product & Delivery in Outfittery how he assessed and identified issues and how he transformed his organization from feature builders to a true product management team and strategy contributors.

    There is lots of learnings and wisdom on leadership, team organization, and role of product management. Enjoy and share!

    Detailed notes, list of books and links to resources mentioned: https://productramble.com/transforming-product-management-team-and-the-organization-with-luca-criscuolo/

    (00:01:15) Assessing product management team
    (00:10:00) Identifying problems & root causes
    (00:18:33) What Luca changed
    (00:23:04) Revolution or evolution?
    (00:25:35) What went wrong and learnings
    (00:28:00) Change management
    (00:33:26) Outcomes of the experiment
    (00:41:13) Books that Luca recommends
    (00:43:08) Is Agile necessary?
    (00:46:24) Say hi to Luca
    (00:47:13) Please share!

    Say Hi to Luca: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucacriscuolo/

    What would you like next episodes to be about? Let me know: podcast@productramble.com or your social medium of choice


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    Music credits:
    The Pyre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 47 min
    Journey through engineering, marketing and product with Ed Shelley - Product Ramble 02

    Journey through engineering, marketing and product with Ed Shelley - Product Ramble 02

    I truly enjoyed my conversation with Ed Shelley – Director of Product Management at Chartmogul. He shared his insights from following a very unique path – from engineering, through product management, then to marketing and finally back to product. Enjoy!

    Detailed notes and links to resources mentioned: https://productramble.com/ed-shelley-engineering-marketing-product-pr02

    Lots of goodness ahead:
    * (0:00) Welcome to Product Ramble!
    * (1:15) Ed’s road to product management
    * (6:27) Learning the craft of product management
    * (9:38) Skills needed for a tech to become a product manager
    * (11:38) Advice to engineers moving to product
    * (15:33) Move from Product Management to Marketing
    * (19:09) How being in Marketing differs from Product and learning new skills
    * (22:50) How his product experience influenced the way he did marketing
    * (26:16) Mistakes product people do working with other teams in a company
    * (35:05) Back to Product - is he better PM due to his Marketing experience?
    * (41:02) Tools Ed recommends for product managers and startups
    * (45:42) Books that Ed recommends
    * (49:09) Come say hi to Ed
    * (50:21) Tell your friends!

    Say Hi to Ed:
    * Twitter: @Mr_Ed (https://twitter.com/Mr_Ed)
    * Ed’s website: https://edshelley.com
    * Ed hosts a podcast SaaS Open Mic (ChartMogul)

    Say hi to me!
    * Please let me know what I can do better next time! (podcast@productramble.com or your social network of choice)
    * Subscribe - don’t miss the next episode coming in January
    * Tell one friend - help others learn from and enjoy the podcast

    Music credits:
    The Pyre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 51 min
    Summary of Product Management Festival 2018 in Zürich - ProductRamble 01

    Summary of Product Management Festival 2018 in Zürich - ProductRamble 01

    Short wrap up of Product Management Festival in Zürich - possibly the largest product event this year? Conference impression, recommended talks, key learnings. All that you need to decide whether to plan to go to PMF next year.

    Show notes and contact: https://productramble.com

    Key mentions:
    * (1:40) PMF satellite Product Executive Summit https://productmanagementfestival.com/side-events-2/
    * (8:46) Leadership beats experience – talk by Emil Martinsek from GetYourGuide
    * (15:27) Building for Next Billion Users – talk by Minal Mehta from YouTube
    * PMF website https://productmanagementfestival.com

    • 22 min
    Kick off - vision and motivation for Product Ramble

    Kick off - vision and motivation for Product Ramble

    Explanation on what Product Ramble I want to be delivered in a truly rambling fashion while walking to Product Management Festival in Zurich.

    • 3 min

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