The Product Experience features conversations with the product people of the world, focusing on real insights of how to improve your product practice. Part of the Mind the Product network, hosts Lily Smith (ProductTank organiser and Product Consultant) & Randy Silver (Head of Product and product management trainer) “go deep” with the best speakers from ProductTank meetups all over the globe, Mind the Product conferences, and the wider product community.
Navigating the AI job market and discovering your passion - Hoang Nguyen (Director of Product)
Navigating the job market, finding your specialization, and making career decisions that suit your needs can be a complex process. That's why we sat down with HHoang Nguyen , Director of Product at Westwing, to dig into these intricate topics and offer some insight. In the realm of AI, not only do we discuss its fascinating aspects, but we also delve into how to discover innate talents and develop a passion for product management within it.
Featured Links: Follow Hoang on LinkedIn | Hoang's 'How To Evaluate Your Next Career Opportunities' talk at PMF 2022 | 'Unlocking Your Superhero - How To Find Your Specialization' video
Empowered product teams - Andrew Skotzko on The Product Experience
This week's episode on The Product Experience podcast demystifies what it truly means to lead an empowered team and helps you navigate the tricky waters of autonomy and accountability. Uncover invaluable advice on earning and extending trust, understanding the power dynamics in a team setting, and transforming company relationships.
Featured Links: Follow Andrew on LinkedIn | Make Things That Matter | Marty Cagan's article 'Product vs Feature Teams' | Buy Charles Feltman's book 'The Thin Book of Trust: an Essential Primer for Building Trust at Work'
The secret to becoming an exceptional product manager - Randy Silver (CPO Circles, Out of Owls)
Today, on a very special episode on The Product Experience, Randy Silver joins us for a change on the other side of the mic as a guest! Lily Smith interviews Randy to talk all about what differentiates good product managers from exceptional ones as well as touching upon his experience in speaking at #mtpcon London 2023.
Featured Links: Follow Randy on LinkedIn | Get the Product Environment Canvas: outofowls.com/mtp | CPO Circles | Product in the (A)ether |
Experimentation best practices for product teams: Iqbal Ali (Experimentation expert) and Faith Forster (VP of Product, Dext)
Experimentation is a key aspect of product management. What are the most important things to consider when experimenting and testing new product features? And when do you know when it's the right time to do just that? At #mtpcon London 2023, Randy Silver and Lily Smith, were joined by Faith Forster, VP of Product at Dext, and Iqbal Ali, Experimentation coach and consultant for a live podcast episode of The Product Experience! Tune in for an uncut conversation on testing in product, along with a Q&A section from the audience that witnessed and participated in the discussion.
Featured Links: Follow Faith on LinkedIn | Follow Iqbal on LinkedIn | Follow Lily on LinkedIn | Follow Randy on LinkedIn | AI, failings, and product villains: 9 lessons from #MTPCon London
Rerun: The state of the product – Susana Lopes on The Product Experience
This week, we go back into the archives when Susana Lopes, Director of Product at Abatable, joined us on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss how she used the State of the Product presentation to manage stakeholders and drive alignment. Tune in for an episode filled with practical insights and invaluable resources.
Featured Links: Follow Susana on LinkedIn | Susana’s State of Product Slide Deck | Porter’s 5 Forces model | ‘What is SWOT analysis?’ piece | Buy Melissa Perri’s book 'Escaping The Build Trap' | Buy Marco Iansiti & Karim R. Lakhani’s book 'Competing In The Age Of AI' | Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially
The problem with freemium pricing - Dan Balcauski (Chief Pricing Officer)
In this week's podcast, Dan Balcauski shares his thoughts on the challenge of measuring uncertainty in pricing strategy and how tools like Fermi decomposition can be game-changers. Additionally, if you've ever wondered how to manage existing customers when you decide to tweak pricing and packaging, we've got you covered. Tune in for some pragmatic advice on pricing strategy, indicative pricing, and the reasoning behind 'contact us for a quote' approach.
Featured Links: Follow Dan on LinkedIn | Product Tranquility | Buy 'How to Measure Anything Workbook: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business' book by Douglas Hubbard | Fermi Estimate examples | 'Decoding the mysteries of pricing strategies' - Part 1 of Dan Balcauski on The Product Experience