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In a world awash in MBAs and fancy suits, we’re the people standing on the outside, our sleeves rolled up, ready to get some stuff done. Coming from many different backgrounds, we may not be exactly what you picture when you hear the term “product manager”, but we’re passionate about solving problems for real people in ways that create real value, building great collaborative teams, and making incredible products together.

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In a world awash in MBAs and fancy suits, we’re the people standing on the outside, our sleeves rolled up, ready to get some stuff done. Coming from many different backgrounds, we may not be exactly what you picture when you hear the term “product manager”, but we’re passionate about solving problems for real people in ways that create real value, building great collaborative teams, and making incredible products together.

    Inclusive Design with Derek Featherstone

    Inclusive Design with Derek Featherstone

    We welcome Derek Featherstone, internationally-known speaker, author, and Chief eXperience Officer at Level Access. Derek walks the Product Outsiders through the difference between accessibility and inclusive design, how Product discovery can be used to improve your success in this realm, and how all companies can take steps to make positive progress in making products that work for everyone.

    • 47 min
    Building a Culture of Safety with Alla Weinberg

    Building a Culture of Safety with Alla Weinberg

    oes company culture really play a role in building awesome products? Do the behaviors we learned in grade school set us up for success in the business world? Alla Weinberg, CEO of Spoke & Wheel, joins the Product Outsiders this episode as they lean into these very questions and more.

    • 26 min
    Product Lessons from Nanowrimo

    Product Lessons from Nanowrimo

    Nanowrimo and Product Management - Two ideas that seem incongruent on the surface, are creatively tied together by the Product Outsiders as they talk about their own NaNoWriMo experiences and how lessons learned during their writing journeys can be applied to building great products.

    • 30 min
    Outputs Outcomes & Impacts

    Outputs Outcomes & Impacts

    A Deep dive into output vs. outcome & impact. Organizations won't be successful if they are delivering things faster, but the things being delivered aren't hitting the mark with customers. What seems like a simple concept isn't an easy one to embrace.

    • 23 min
    What Makes a Good Product Manager with Jess Lewis

    What Makes a Good Product Manager with Jess Lewis

    Continuing our cross-discipline interview series, we have User Experience Designer Jess Lewis joining us for a great chat to find out what it is that they see as what makes a Product Manager click with a team to create and grow a great healthy product team. We also dig into what the biggest differences and similarities are between working within a corporate product team and an agency, along with how user experience folks jam with product folks.

    • 29 min
    What Makes a Good Product Manager with Aaron Roberts

    What Makes a Good Product Manager with Aaron Roberts

    We had the chance to sit down with one of our favorite Software Engineers to talk through what makes a Good Product Manager from the point of view of Development. We've had the opportunity to work with him previously, and it was a joy to dig into what he sees as both the good & the bad when it comes to product management when building products.

    • 23 min

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