Yours Productly – A podcast channel for product managers

Through this podcast interview series, I speak to product leaders all across the world and learn from how they build and manage world class products. Over the course of past several months I have interviewed people like Steve Johnson, Shardul Mehta, Prabhakar Gopalan, Mike Smart, Michael Eckhardt and many others. One of the important segments of my podcast interviews are ‘war stories’, where I ask my guests to narrate case studies where they solved the most challenging problems as product managers. I also ask my guest to provide books recommendations that may have shaped their careers.

Product Management

Andrew Anagnost, SVP, Autodesk on Disruptive Business Models, Change Management, Public Speaking, Books and much more

Andrew Anagnost
A member of CEO executive staff, Andrew Anagnost has more than 20 years of product, business and marketing experience that he brings to leadership of Industry Strategy and Marketing (ISM) for Autodesk. He is responsible for overall marketing direction and resources for the company including the company’s vertical and cross-industry strategy and marketing, […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Categories: Business, Product Management||0 Comments

Shardul Mehta, VP Products on Product Canvas, Why Products Fail, His Upcoming Book and a Lot More

About Shardul

Shardul Mehta Shardul Mehta is VP of Products at Diamond Mind, a payments solutions company serving K-12 private schools in the US. He has been developing innovative software products, SaaS applications and digital solutions for over 20 years across a range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, consumer device protection and warranty services, […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Categories: Business, Product Management||0 Comments

The Product Scorecard

It was a satisfying week since I got to immerse myself in Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategy, a world authority on the subject. More on that later in a separate blog post. The other interesting thing that happened to me this week was my introduction to the concept of The Product Scorecard. My product manager […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments

So, where do you find a good product manager?

From Marty Cagan’s book, Inspired.

I listed out the traits of a good product manager in a previous post. After reading the list of traits and skills, you may be thinking that such people are extremely rare. Good product managers are a rare breed.

There are different schools of thought on recruiting product managers. Many companies […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments

What is Cohort Analysis and why it is important?

I came across the term Cohort Analysis for the first time when I read Eric Ries’s Lean Startup and the concept seemed very powerful fundamentally especially in the context of web based products. And since the world is moving from desktop to the cloud, it seemed like an important concept to grasp. Therefore, I […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments

Desmystifying ISVs, VARs,OEMs, and SI

After all these years in the industry, I still struggle to understand with precision the distinction between an ISV, a VAR, OEM, and an SI. These terms are used generously in any industry especially in the realms of sales and marketing.

With this post, I intend to settle my confusions once and for all.

With my […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Categories: Business, Product Management||0 Comments

What’s a PERT chart?

The Program (or Project) Evaluation and Review Technique, commonly abbreviated PERT, is a statistical tool, used in project management, that is designed to analyze and represent the tasks involved in completing a given project. First developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s, it is commonly used in conjunction with the critical path method (CPM).

PERT is a method to analyze the involved tasks in […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments

Understanding the Kano Model

The Kano Model is a simple XY axis that compares product investment with customer satisfaction. It primarily differentiates between basic features and delightful features.

The model was developed by Noriaka Kano in the 1970s and 1980s while studying quality control and customer satisfaction.

It challenges the conventional belief that improving every aspect of your product or service leads to […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments

Getting to the Top in Product Marketing and Product Management

This is one of the best panel discussions on Product Marketing and Product Management conducted by Stanford Graduate School of Business many moons ago. Though the world has moved from waterfall model to agile, the basic tenets of product management remains the same.

The speakers are Rita Iorfida, VP Products, Liquid Engines; Rich Mironov, former […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Categories: Product Management||0 Comments