18 episodes

How can Product Teams start to make decisions based on evidence and data, instead of opinions? And which tools help product teams to understand problems worth solving, before jumping into feature ideas and UI details?
The Product Thoughts Podcast delivers bite-sized, actionable advice for challenges like these and many more. Hosted by Tim Herbig, a veteran Product Leader with 10+ years of experience, this podcast provides insights product managers can start using immediately to become the best version of themselves.

The Product Thoughts Podcast - Proven Product Management Strategies & Tactics Tim Herbig

    • Management

How can Product Teams start to make decisions based on evidence and data, instead of opinions? And which tools help product teams to understand problems worth solving, before jumping into feature ideas and UI details?
The Product Thoughts Podcast delivers bite-sized, actionable advice for challenges like these and many more. Hosted by Tim Herbig, a veteran Product Leader with 10+ years of experience, this podcast provides insights product managers can start using immediately to become the best version of themselves.

    The Problem with Working Backward

    The Problem with Working Backward

    In this episode, I will talk about starting with an end solution in mind and trying to reverse-engineer a problem from that.

    • 5 min
    Why you can‘t skip Day 2

    Why you can‘t skip Day 2

    In this episode, I will talk about the most difficult phase of building products and what product teams need to do to push through it.

    • 6 min
    The Importance of Lead Time in Product Discovery

    The Importance of Lead Time in Product Discovery

    Prioritizing actions to put a Product Strategy into practice is similar to structuring research efforts during Product Discovery: Being aware of the lead time it takes to reduce uncertainty around specific aspects. Now, what do I mean by lead time in this context? I’m talking about the amount of time it takes until you realize that you need to understand “something” in more detail until you have a more precise grasp of it.

    • 4 min
    What if multiple User Segments have the same problem?

    What if multiple User Segments have the same problem?

    When product teams start to dig deeper into the problem space through quantitative and qualitative research, they quickly encounter differences among the user segments they talk to. During Product Discovery, the main question then quickly becomes: Whose problems are we trying to focus on?

    • 5 min
    Planning and Structuring Product Discovery Meetings

    Planning and Structuring Product Discovery Meetings

    In this episode, I will talk about how you can structure your Product Discovery meetings in a time-efficient, yet still an outcome-focused way.

    • 6 min
    Using Impact Mapping when your Product hasn’t launched yet

    Using Impact Mapping when your Product hasn’t launched yet

    In this episode, I share how you can ensure strategic clarity for which problem spaces to focus on next using Impact Mapping, even if your product hasn’t launched yet.

    • 3 min

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