68 episodes

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

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    • 4.9 • 13 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 3 Highlights: The Product Science Success Path

    Season 3 Highlights: The Product Science Success Path

    To wrap up Season 3 of the Product Science Podcast, we look back at all of the great stories and insights our guests have shared. As a framework, we use the Product Science Success Path, a five-stage journey to putting Product Science into action: Agile Product Developers, Product Discovery Practitioners, Continuous Product Improvers, High-Impact Experimenters, High-Growth Product Leaders.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/season-3-highlights

    • 39 min
    The Heather Samarin Hypothesis: Customer-Driven Organizations Develop Products People Actually Want

    The Heather Samarin Hypothesis: Customer-Driven Organizations Develop Products People Actually Want

    Heather Samarin is the co-founder of Product Rebels and has over 17 years of experience in design, development, and management of customer experiences. She has held multiple product executive roles for successful companies like Intuit. With Vidya Dinamani, she co-wrote Groundwork: Get Better at Making Better Products.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how to conduct scrappy research, improve your organization’s usage of personas, and get buy-in from business leaders.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep322-heather-samarin

    • 39 min
    The Lisa Mo Wagner Hypothesis: Build a Diverse Team to Better Build for a Diverse Audience

    The Lisa Mo Wagner Hypothesis: Build a Diverse Team to Better Build for a Diverse Audience

    Lisa Mo Wagner is a product person with a strong focus on inclusive and empowering product management. She believes the most effective product leaders excel at strategic skills like empathy, listening, and facilitation. Put your team first and trust they will put your customer first.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we discuss what inclusive product management is and how you can accomplish it in your organization.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep213-lisa-mo-wagner

    • 38 min
    The Nacho Bassino Hypothesis: Success at Scale Starts with Setting the Right Product Direction

    The Nacho Bassino Hypothesis: Success at Scale Starts with Setting the Right Product Direction

    Nacho Bassino has been leading product teams for over ten years in different companies and industries. He also is a speaker, teacher, and coach, working with organizations in different countries to help product teams and product leaders improve their practices and skills to achieve greater impact. He is the Chief Product Officer at Best Day.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about his new book, Product Direction, and how to develop a product strategy in your organization.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep320-nacho-bassino

    • 43 min
    The Petra Wille Hypothesis: True Product Leaders Focus on the Development of Strong Product People

    The Petra Wille Hypothesis: True Product Leaders Focus on the Development of Strong Product People

    Petra Wille is an independent product leadership coach and author of STRONG Product People who’s been helping product teams boost their skill sets and up their game since 2013. Alongside her freelance work, Petra co-organizes and curates Mind the Product Engage Hamburg, Germany.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about why people development is just as important as product development, and how Petra works with clients to identify and improve on gaps in their skillsets.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep319-petra-wille

    • 46 min
    The Mark Donnigan Hypothesis: Successful Marketers Know the Journeys of Their Product's Buyer and Beneficiary

    The Mark Donnigan Hypothesis: Successful Marketers Know the Journeys of Their Product's Buyer and Beneficiary

    Mark Donnigan’s experience spans 20 years as a transformative B2B and enterprise marketing and business leader driving demand, brand development, and strategy for startup, emerging, and growth-stage companies, backed by some of the largest VC firms in Silicon Valley. He has managed teams of 25 people, comprising marketing, SDR/BDRs, and account executives producing $29 million per year in revenue with P&L budget responsibility of $3 million annually, including mid-six figures for marketing investments. He builds disruptive innovative startups, with a focus on architecting go-to-market plans and marketing motions that drive real business outcomes.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we talk about how marketing can be a crucial component in finding product/market fit and propelling your startup to new stages of growth. We also touch on some traps organizations fall into that slow their marketing and product development down.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/ep318-mark-donnigan

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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.

rezshiraz ,

Great conversations

Of the many product podcasts I have listened to Holly’s show is by far the best. I love how she makes it so conversational and insightful at the same time. Thanks Holly 🙌

Ben Nitu ,

Excellent, Insightful, Refreshing

As a newbie in the product management space, I find Holly’s casual conversations with many great industry leaders extremely educational and relatable. Reading books and blogs on PM is great, but this podcast is turning my black and white world of product management into a vivid colored one. Thank you and to many more episodes!

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