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The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

The Product Science Podcast Holly Hester-Reilly

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

    Season 6 Announcement & Company Update

    Season 6 Announcement & Company Update

    In this mini-episode of the podcast, Holly introduces team members Dina Levitan and Mark Enache, who share some stories about working with Product Science Group clients. Holly also tells us about changes coming for Season 6 of the Product Science Podcast - video, shorter episodes, and a new Lab Notes section.Subscribe for the full episode on Apple, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, and more. Love what you hear? Leave us a review, it means a lot.

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    • 4 min
    Season 5 Highlights: The Product Discovery Loop

    Season 5 Highlights: The Product Discovery Loop

    Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder and CEO of H2R Product Science, a product management coaching and consulting firm that teaches the principles and practices of high-growth product development, and the host of the Product Science Podcast. Holly is a former Columbia University research scientist and has spent over 15 years leading product initiatives at startups, high-growth companies, and enterprises like FalconX, MediaMath, Shutterstock, The Lean Startup Co, Unilever, Capital One, and Weight Watchers.

    Holly also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business as well as public and private workshops and has spoken about building high-growth products for events such as Lean Startup Summit Europe, the Women in Product Annual Conference, ITX Product + Design Conf, Parsons School of Design, and INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we share Season 5 excerpts as we cover the product discovery loop, a tool to break down the components of achieving product market fit.

    Read the show notes to learn more: www.h2rproductscience.com/post/season-5-highlights-the-product-discovery-loop

    • 19 min
    The Jeff Patton Hypothesis: Successful Teams Focus on the Who Before the What

    The Jeff Patton Hypothesis: Successful Teams Focus on the Who Before the What

    Jeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster. Jeff blends a mixture of Agile thinking, Lean and Lean Startup Thinking, and UX Design and Design Thinking to end up with a holistic product-centric way of working. Jeff is author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover common challenges to product discovery, what tools and techniques Jeff teaches, which ones he’s changed over the years, and why.

    Read the show notes to learn more:

    URL: www.h2rproductscience.com/post/the-jeff-patton-hypothesis-successful-teams-focus-on-the-who-before-the-what

    • 40 min
    The Christian Idiodi Hypothesis: Great Product Management Starts With Admitting “I Don’t Know”

    The Christian Idiodi Hypothesis: Great Product Management Starts With Admitting “I Don’t Know”

    Christian is a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group. Christian has been a product leader for over 15 years, building teams and developing enterprise and consumer products that have shaped companies such as CareerBuilder and Merrill Corporation as well as clients such as Microsoft, Starbucks, and Squarespace. Christian teaches product management and innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He also gives back to his local product community each year by supporting and advising two student-led startups from conceptualization to product delivery.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover the importance of humility in product management, the benefits of diverse thinking, and how a contest kick-started Christian’s career in product management.

    Read the show notes to learn more:

    URL: www.h2rproductscience.com/post/the-christian-idiodi-hypothesis-great-product-management-starts-with-admitting-i-dont-know

    • 48 min
    The Peter Voss Hypothesis: We Will Soon Need to Embrace AI to Be Effective in the World

    The Peter Voss Hypothesis: We Will Soon Need to Embrace AI to Be Effective in the World

    Peter Voss is a Pioneer in AI who coined the term ‘Artificial General Intelligence’ and the CEO and Chief Scientist at Aigo.ai. For the past 15 years, Voss and his team at Aigo have been perfecting an industry disruptive, highly intelligent and hyper-personalized Chatbot, with a brain, for large enterprise customers.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover career opportunities in AI development, the potential of AI to be personal and an assistant, and how embracing a future with AI means focusing on critical thinking skills.

    Read the show notes to learn more:

    URL: www.h2rproductscience.com/post/the-peter-voss-hypothesis-we-will-soon-need-to-embrace-ai-to-be-effective-in-the-world

    • 37 min
    The Matt LeMay Hypothesis: Great Product Managers Never Have to Say Yes or No

    The Matt LeMay Hypothesis: Great Product Managers Never Have to Say Yes or No

    Matt LeMay is the author of Product Management in Practice (now in its second edition) and product leader and consultant who has worked with companies like Google, Spotify, Mailchimp, and Audible.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how constraints can be helpful in product, the effects of getting promoted without being ready, and why great product managers don’t need to say yes or no.

    Read the show notes to learn more:

    URL: www.h2rproductscience.com/post/the-matt-lemay-hypothesis-great-product-managers-never-have-to-say-yes-or-no

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dan Balcauski ,

Highly recommended

Holly is an excellent interviewer who gets valuable information/key points while still keeping things conversational. Each episode's filled with real insights and actionable advice. Highly recommend that you subscribe and listen to this show!

Pst4211 ,

Always learning

Great conversations with lots of interesting perspectives and anecdotes. Holly is a great host, who is incredibly knowledgeable about product and tech. Whether you’re just starting out or far into your product career, I have no doubt you’ll learn something interesting in every episode. Highly recommend!

HG PM ,

My go to podcast for product

The highlight of my day is when I see a new episode available for Holly’s Product Science Podcast. Conversations with the best of the best in product. Thank you for sharing these conversations.

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