44 episodes

Build from the HYPERGROWTH Network gives you the inside track on all things product and product management. Host Maggie Crowley, former Olympian turned Harvard MBA turned Director of Product Management at Drift, sits down with the best of the best across product management, design and engineering to bring you lessons from product greats at Atlassian, Pluralsight, VMWare and more.

Build With Maggie Crowley Drift

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Build from the HYPERGROWTH Network gives you the inside track on all things product and product management. Host Maggie Crowley, former Olympian turned Harvard MBA turned Director of Product Management at Drift, sits down with the best of the best across product management, design and engineering to bring you lessons from product greats at Atlassian, Pluralsight, VMWare and more.

    What Do Engineers Do After Storytime? Tracer Bullets With Freedom Dumlao

    What Do Engineers Do After Storytime? Tracer Bullets With Freedom Dumlao

    Product teams start with a one pager, then they storytime, then they get into the organize phase. But what do the engineers do while the designer is designing? A technical proof of concept that we call the tracer bullet. Freedom Dumlao, Chief Architect at Drift, joins Maggie to talk through how engineers contribute to discovery at Drift. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod

    • 27 min
    Kickoff: How To Go From Discovery To Delivery In 15 Minutes Or Less

    Kickoff: How To Go From Discovery To Delivery In 15 Minutes Or Less

    So you've talked to customers, you've prototyped, you've figured out what will solve for your customer's problem. What's next? Kickoff. In this episode Maggie and Trevor Rundell (Director of Engineering at Drift) explain how to go from discovery to actually building by kicking off the work. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod

    • 15 min
    Maggie’s Top 4 Product Lessons for 2020

    Maggie’s Top 4 Product Lessons for 2020

    Who says resolutions are just for your personal life? In this episode, Maggie looks back at what she learned in past year of Build — and what she’s committing to doing in 2020. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod

    • 7 min
    What Really Matters When Hiring A PM

    What Really Matters When Hiring A PM

    Interviewing for your first product job can seem impossible (and so can interviewing for your 5th PM job, to be honest). In a role where EQ and being able to influence stakeholders is just as or even more critical than data fluency and understanding business models, interviews can be challenging and unpredictable. So in this episode, Maggie sat down with Craig Daniel, VP of Product at Drift, to talk through what matters when hiring PMs, their favorite interview questions, and the best product interview they've ever seen. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod

    • 32 min
    How The Art World Gives Feedback

    How The Art World Gives Feedback

    Talking to Drift's Tim O'Brien about what happens after storytime got Maggie thinking about feedback. Because feedback is really the key to making ideas, designs, processes, and products, basically anything, better. But receiving feedback can be really stressful, and giving feedback as a PM can be really hard when you don't want to be a jerk – but you also want to get your point across. So she decided to reach out to someone outside of the product world who's well-versed in feedback: an artist and art professor. Julie Poitras Santos (Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art) shares how to give feedback in the art world, explains the role the audience plays in feedback, and offers some tips for how to give (and receive) better feedback.

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends! You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod.

    • 27 min
    5 Steps For Better, More Effective Presentations (For PMs & Everyone Else Too)

    5 Steps For Better, More Effective Presentations (For PMs & Everyone Else Too)

    Yes, this whole episode is about slides. Here’s why you should care (and listen). Being able to communicate ideas, information, plans, product decisions effectively is absolutely critical to being a good PM. That communication often happens in the form of a presentation, so this is Maggie’s method for how to put together a fail-proof presentation every single time. Need to present a choice to your executive team? Have a conference talk coming up? Want to get people on board with your ideas? This system will help you do that faster and better. But making slides doesn't have to be such a pain if you follow this five-step process.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

Barkingd ,

Product principles are so important. Great episode!!

Hearing Maggie’s 4 goals provides awareness and important things to think about for any PM gearing up for a great 2020!

Threata13 ,

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If you're in product and looking for hypergrowth this is a must listen pod!

New to the pod then check out - Marty Cagan, Postmortems with Marie Pokopets, Ryan Singer of Basecamp, and Tim O'Brien on what happens after storytime.

Thanks, Maggie!

CMRosh ,

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Six stars - listen to this podcast!

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