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Intro To Product Management by Tripadvisor Sr Product Manager

12/13/2018
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In this episode, Chang Yu, Senior Product Manager at Tripadvisor, gives an introduction to Product Management, specifically our part-time product management course curriculum, as well as what it takes to become a product manager. Chang, also gives examples from personal experience in his career.

Duration:00:16:25

What are Strategies to Manage Stakeholders by Boeing PM

12/11/2018
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In this, episode, Daniel Weiss, Product Manager at Boeing talks about the understanding of stakeholders and their importance to product teams, as well as how stakeholder involvement impacts a product team. Daniel concludes the session with practical strategies to manage stakeholders.

Duration:00:55:35

Marketplace Product Management by Wag fmr Product Lead

12/6/2018
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In this episode, Tal Flanchraych, fmr Product Lead at Wags Labs Inc., talks about the hard lesson she learned about the marketplace product management. You can have what looks like a great marketplace, but it’s actually just a great interface. A great marketplace is something that is a lot deeper than a great digital user experience.

Duration:00:35:33

Being a Product Manager for Enterprise Products by Snapchat PM

12/4/2018
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In this episode, Giovanni Gardelli, fmr Product Manager at Snapchat, talks about a few lessons he's learnt about being a PM for enterprise products. Consumer products and business products are well understood. Enterprise products are a subset of business products which require human interaction in order to be bought or sold. They include a degree of customization and sophistication, so there’s seldom an out of the box “click and buy” option.

Duration:00:25:40

5 Truths in Life and Product Management by Omaze fmr PM

11/29/2018
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In this episode, Ariel Butters, fmr Product Manager at Omaze, draws some lessons from years of Product Management experience that are also applicable to all other aspects of life and work. The PM role at startups is different than at large corporations. You are not only a manager, but you are also a mentor, therapist, and judge. The opportunities to learn are manifold.

Duration:00:26:04

The Magic of Meraki: In Teams, Products and Career by FX Network Content Manager

11/27/2018
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In this episode, Jourdan Mission, the Multiplatform Content Manager at FX Networks, talks about the magic of Meraki in teams, products and career. Meraki can be applied to every aspect of Product Management, and even every aspect of your life. It is used to describe doing something with soul, creativity or love.

Duration:00:33:29

Building Products with Empathy by Dollar Shave Club Sr Product Manager

11/22/2018
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In this episode, Loren Khulusi, Sr PM at Dollar Shave Club (DSC), discusses the importance of building products with empathy. DSC have a different take on how to build an MVP, a lot of what they do is tied to the emotional value and usability, as well as functionality. Loren believes in empathizing with a customer's needs in order to build a successful product.

Duration:00:21:02

Break Your Own Product Rules by Tinder Product Manager

11/20/2018
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In this episode, Ryan Mick, Designer and Product Manager at Tinder, discusses the importance of breaking the rules you set yourself. B peeling back the rules you put in place on your product, you give users reasons to stay, because you are in effect adding more value to their experience.

Duration:00:21:59

The SaaS Product Manager by PlayStation fmr Product Manager

11/15/2018
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In this episode, Guy Assedou, fmr Product Management explains SaaS, the three key activities of SaaS businesses and the key metrics. Guy concentrates on churn rate and what PMs can do impact monthly recurring revenue.

Duration:00:41:40

Human Ingenuity in AR/VR Products by Walt Disney Senior Project Manager

11/13/2018
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In this episode: Forbes recently ran a headline that stated “Big Data is Overrated Compared to Human Ingenuity.” Kathleen Cohen, would take this a step further: The future is overrated compared to human ingenuity. Kathleen talks about the values that define us and the importance of soft skills, values, diversity, beliefs systems and team work.

Duration:00:37:19

Blockchain in Product Management by HelloSugoi CEO & Co-Founder

11/8/2018
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Even in tech circles, too many people still associate blockchain with cryptocurrencies. Crypto’s popular appeal has obscured the deeper possibilities behind this completely novel way of storing and sharing data. Jason Roberts, HelloSugoi co-founder, wants you to think further...

Duration:00:41:40

Product Psychology by Tinder Director of Product Management

11/6/2018
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The more you understand your customer, the more successful you’ll be as a Product Manager. To help you understand your users, Samantha Stevens, the Director of Product Management at Tinder, has created a DIY guide for user research.

Duration:00:27:00

How to Put Theory into Practice by former BBC Product Manager

11/1/2018
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In this talk episode, Navin Nair, runs through some of the most common problems in Product Management, why they happen and how to fix them, and maybe even avoid them. This isn't an intro to Agile or its theory; this is about a no-nonsense approach to improving your product development process, accepting the reality that understanding how people work is the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe!

Duration:00:49:16

How Being a Founder Helped Me as a PM by LinkedIn PM

10/30/2018
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In this episode, Ashu D., LinkedIn PM discusses the lessons he learned as a founder and a leader that continue to mould his thoughts and actions. Ashu also touches on his experience as a data scientist and how all of the above connect with his current role as a PM at LinkedIn.

Duration:00:33:20

How to Build a Successful Team by PayPal Senior Product Manager

10/25/2018
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In this talk, Liat Laron, a Senior Product Manager at PayPal, shares practical tips for identifying your team members’ strengths and internal motivations. Liat also talks about how to leverage them to build trust in global teams, in a way that contributes directly to product success and the bottom line.

Duration:00:56:08

How to Use AI in Product by Intel Product Manager

10/23/2018
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In this episode, Charu Govind, the Intel PM, talks about being a multidisciplinary Product Manager, managing a product with invisible software and the vague requirements in AI/IoT. Charu also touches upon customer vs industry, the difference between technology and product - When to productize? Charu distinguishes between AI as a feature and AI as a product, finally he talks about Product Management for the Internet of Things.

Duration:01:00:47

How to Apply Machine Learning into a Product by Expedia Group PM

10/18/2018
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In this episode, Ammar Jawad, discusses the type of problems applied machine learning can solve for a product, as well as how machine learning can deliver personalised experiences. Ammar's final chapter reveals where to actually begin with learning machine learning as product people.

Duration:01:33:42

How to Differentiate B2B vs. B2C Product Management by fmr Microsoft PM

10/16/2018
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In this episode, Anand Lakshminarayan, discusses the core of what it is like to be an Enterprise Product Manager, drawing upon his experience at Microsoft and Checkr. Enterprise Product Management has different challenges and rewards than consumer products, and while you may find that consumer products are more exciting, think Spotify, Snapchat, Instagram, working on an Enterprise product is extremely fascinating as well. Aside from general Enterprise Product Management, Anand talks about...

Duration:01:10:12

How to Move from UX to Product by UserZoom Dir. of Product

10/11/2018
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In this episode, Paresh Vakhariya walks us through his journey from UX to Product Management and how he did it. Paresh also highlights his own product as a success story and provides tips on how to transition from UX to Product Management to anyone who is interested.

Duration:01:04:32

Tools to Help You Increase Certainty by SoulCycle PM

10/9/2018
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In this episode, Tim Holley, discusses the different ways to test ideas, from 1:1 user interviews to A/B testing at scale. The speaker advises you to: 1. Define your goals, figure out whether you have sufficient projects to achieve them, and how you're going to validate your initiatives. 2. Create your toolbox of ways to identify insights and validate ideas as effectively as possible. Add to this toolbox whenever you get the chance. 3. Be pragmatic when it comes to validating ideas....

Duration:00:31:27