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 Manager

How do you measure a product manager?

Paul Young  and Rich Mironov shared illuminating posts last week  on how to measure a product manager.  I also read about the same topic in the book, Inspired by Marty Cagan. That gave me a fillip to write on the same topic borrowing and adding on to their thoughts.

I have asked this question before to many people […]

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What does a product manager do?

Product Management is the intersection between business, technology and user experience. A good product manager must be:

Experienced in at least one
Passionate about all three
Conversant with practitioners in all.

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Product Management is above all else a business function, focused on maximising business value from a product. Product Managers should be obsessed with optimising a product to […]

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Who is a Product Champion?

Product champions often play a major role in facilitating entrepreneurial behavior and innovation within organizations. Without the influence and efforts of these entrepreneurial champions, many organizational initiatives would not be successful.  Through this article, Alok Chakrabarti delineates the role of a product champion in product innovation.

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Traits of a good product manager

Product Manager are typically responsible for defining and analyzing market conditions for a product, and discovering and quantifying the problems that the product must solve for the market. They are the “what” and “why” folks. They research customer needs and develop sales and marketing plans that will increase product awareness and get the product […]

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