The Product Coach Podcast, a production of Praxis Product Leadership, is hosted by Mikal Lewis and Sam Sedlack.
Podcast episodes are produced and organized as “investigative arcs.” Each arc focuses on topics that support building great Products and Product Teams. Our first arc, “How to Build a Product Team,” Spring 2020, steps through the first step in building breakthrough products—creating the cross-discipline product team culture across product management, design, and engineering.
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E010 — Great Products Are Opinionated and Product Strategy Is Not Democratic
And I couldn’t have wrote this if I was hopelessAnd see I focus to provoke thisSo open wide for my opinionated opus Cee Lo, Reset (Outkast) Mikal and Sam discuss the most senior product leader’s responsibility to define a product strategy that is opinionate and flows from the company strategy, perspectives and insights from the … Continue reading E010 — Great Products Are Opinionated and Product Strategy Is Not Democratic →
E009 — No Half-Commit, Product Teams Fully Buy In to And Align Every Decision Towards One Cohesive Product Outcome
What you got, heads or tails? (Yes)Street props or record sales? (Yes) J-Live, Yes Mikal and Sam discuss team members that commit without ‘committing’ how to deal with them, and why it’s so important Series: How do you build a ‘Product Team?’ Episode 9/13 Each episode of The Product Coach podcast answers to build a … Continue reading E009 — No Half-Commit, Product Teams Fully Buy In to And Align Every Decision Towards One Cohesive Product Outcome →
E008 — Product Teams Align Through Accessible Information, and Belief in Multiple Right Answers
Bound by friendship, fueled and inspired by what’s at stake. Saviors, heroes? Nah. Just common contributors hopin’ that what we created inspires you to selflessly challenge and contribute. Sincerely, anonymously, nobody De La Soul, Exodus Mikal and Sam discuss the challenge of team members and leaders who believe there is one right answer to a decision … Continue reading E008 — Product Teams Align Through Accessible Information, and Belief in Multiple Right Answers →
E007 — Write the Outcome. Align on the Outcome.
For non-conformists, one hitter quittersFor Tyson types and Che figuresLet’s get it together, come on let’s make it A Tribe Called Quest, The Space Program Mikal and Sam discuss tools for communicating the vision, priorities, and perspective that uniquely differentiates you and recommend going with the lightest weight alignment tool that gets the job done. … Continue reading E007 — Write the Outcome. Align on the Outcome. →
E006 — The Only Success is Team Success
That every now and then you gotta ask yourselfDo you really wanna win or just look good losing? Phonte (Little Brother), Dreams Mikal and Sam discuss what it means when the only success is team success, why it’s important for teams not to treat deliverables (code bases, comp, specs) as a success metric, and finally why … Continue reading E006 — The Only Success is Team Success →
E005 — Product Team Members Must Hold Themselves to an Atypically High Standard
One thing that’s phenomenal was the day I decidedTo hold myself accountable for my behavior Royce da 5’9″, Hero Mikal and Sam discuss that the trust in the product team, corresponds with an accountability for team members to hold themselves to an atypically high standard. Series: How do you build a ‘Product Team?’ Episode 5/13 … Continue reading E005 — Product Team Members Must Hold Themselves to an Atypically High Standard →
Great short quick hits of knowledge
Love these short snippets of truth and perspective. When is the next set coming out?
The Product Coach - The beginning of something great.
I look forward to this series of informative podcasts from this dynamic duo. When is the next one being released?