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Join Kimberly and Adam as we talk technology product management. We'll dive deep into PM specific subjects (and other somewhat-relevant topics), and probably also talk about *exactly when* robots are going to take over the world. (I'm talking Westworld style. It's only a matter of time, people!)

Join Kimberly and Adam as we talk technology product management. We'll dive deep into PM specific subjects (and other somewhat-relevant topics), and probably also talk about *exactly when* robots are going to take over the world. (I'm talking Westworld style. It's only a matter of time, people!)
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Join Kimberly and Adam as we talk technology product management. We'll dive deep into PM specific subjects (and other somewhat-relevant topics), and probably also talk about *exactly when* robots are going to take over the world. (I'm talking Westworld style. It's only a matter of time, people!)

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S2 Ep6: OrthoFi

8/22/2018
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Join Kimberly and Adam as we tour OrthoFi's downtown Denver office and speak to their incredible supply of Tang. OrthoFi's mission is to make a beautiful smile affordable for everyone. Originally started as a way to help finance orthodontic services, the product offering has now expanded, now offering a robust software product for orthodontic practices and patients. *Feature Audit: Our Sponsor* Easily see which features your customers actually use in one simple chart with Feature Audit....

Duration:00:37:14

S2 Ep5: Havenly

8/14/2018
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Join Kimberly and Jamie Love as we tour Havenly's office and speak to their superbly data-drive PM team. *Who is Havenly?* Havenly is an online interior design company; Havenly partners its users with an interior designer to create the perfect space, all online. It's an incredibly cool, female-founded company - read more at havenly.com or download the Havenly app! *Feature Audit: Our Sponsor* Easily see which features your customers actually use in one simple chart with Feature Audit....

Duration:00:44:19

S2 Ep4: GoSpotCheck

8/7/2018
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Join Kimberly and Adam as they tour the beautiful downtown Denver office of GoSpotCheck with friend of the pod, Taylor Linnell. *Who is GoSpotCheck?* GSC’s web and mobile apps help sales reps who work in the field conduct surveys, gather data and provide accurate reports about store inventory, sales and more. Taylor also talks about their newest product - HiFi - which has some pretty sweet visual recognition ML capabilities. *Office Highlights* - Robust snack and beverage offering which...

Duration:00:37:52

S2 Ep3: Shutterstock

7/31/2018
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Join Kimberly and Adam as they tour Shutterstock, and confirm that Adam DOES, in fact, actually work there. *Who is Shutterstock?* Shutterstock is an online marketplace for stock photography, videos, and now stock music as well. Visit shutterstock.com to learn more. *Episode Highlights* - This is actually the first episode we recorded this season. - Adam gives an update on how his General Assembly JavaScript course went and Kimberly talks about Grow with Google. - We talk with product...

Duration:00:38:30

S2 Ep2: SendGrid

7/24/2018
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Join Kimberly and Jamie Love as we tour SendGrid's new downtown Denver office and chat with SendGrid product manager James Heimbuck. *Who is SendGrid?* SendGrid is a customer communication platform for transactional and marketing email. They also focus heavily on developer tools for email. *Feature Audit: Our Sponsor* Easily see which features your customers actually use in one simple chart with Feature Audit. Go to featureaudit.com for a free 7 day trial. *Office Highlights:* - Orchids! -...

Duration:00:41:03

Ep.23: There's Product Management in my Medicine - Interview with a (Real) Doctor

1/15/2018
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I’ve been looking for a doctor for some time to come on the podcast and talk about product problems in medicine. Stuff like - Why is innovation adoption so slow in medicine? How is AI going to change the way doctors work? DEAR GOD WHY can’t I schedule an appointment with my doctor online?!?! We’re joined by Mike, a Denver-area radiologist, who answers these questions, and brings to light other unexpected product problems that are just waiting to be solved. How can tech work with medical...

Duration:01:00:05

Ep.22: Jobs to be Done - An Important Product Management Framework

1/9/2018
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*FIXING SOUND ISSUES FROM PREVIOUS TRACK* I’m obsessed with Jobs-to-be-Done Theory and every product manager should understand what it is. I recently saw Brian Rhea present on this topic at Rocky Mountain Product Camp, and asked him to give us the basics on this episode of the podcast. JTBD has changed the way I think about scoping product features. Use this theory when you’re scoping out requirements, thinking about your product's competitors, and especially working with your UX team....

Duration:00:48:31

Ep.20: Architects + Product Peeps, Together Forever

12/24/2017
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***This week on the podcast*** Jeff Weiland, architect at Spectrum, weighs in on how product managers and architects can work well together. We talk about the difference between application architects and architects, what the ideal architect - product relationship is, and define the difference between a developer and an architect. Wrapping up 2017, I’d like to thank everyone for listening during our first 20 episodes. We have LOTS of great stuff coming up in 2018! You can always read more...

Duration:00:29:18

Ep.19: A Very Strange & Wonderful Year for Women in Tech

12/18/2017
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Join me and three other female product managers as we discuss gender in the tech industry. WAIT! MEN! Please keep listening! I promise the isn’t just an hour of man bashing. This year was a little crazy - from Susan Fowler’s weird year at Uber to the Google Manifesto - and I thought we should dedicate an episode to answering some tough questions from women working in the tech industry. This episode is relevant to everyone, because if you’re not a woman, you at least work with women....

Duration:00:48:55

Ep.18: Beakers & Jackets - Experiments in Scaling Agile

12/11/2017
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Ep.18: Beakers & Jackets - Experiments in Scaling Agile by Product Popcorn

Duration:00:52:32

Ep.17: Different Agile Styles + Swarms

12/4/2017
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This week on the podcast my guest is Tyler McCann. Tyler is a product manager at Shutterstock, and I asked him to come in and talk about Agile, different styles of Agile, and how he tried out swarm pattern at Shutterstock. *Spoiler:* We do complain about JIRA for approximately 10 minutes. But then we actually do talk about different styles of Agile in product management, I promise. Tyler also talks about how he convinced his dev team to try out Swarm Pattern. If you don’t know what swarm...

Duration:00:47:49

Ep. 16: Machine Learning for Product Managers

11/29/2017
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Today our guest is Kate Silverstein, a wicked smart machine learning engineer. (I say wicked because she's from Boston.) Kate talks about the basics of Machine Learning (supervised vs. unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning), and then we review some product use cases (recommendation engines, SPAM filters, etc.) and describe how these features are powered by machine learning. Kate even explains what the hell neural networks are. *Complete Show Notes with links mentioned in the...

Duration:00:47:09

Ep.15: Two Product Managers Discuss - All Experiences are Products

11/13/2017
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This week on the podcast seasoned product manager Karleen Mercuri is back - and this time we're talking about how we would apply the principles of product management to improve (and update!) every day experiences. Based on a Product Popcorn blog post: A Product Manager Goes to the Grocery Store: https://www.productpopcorn.com/software-product-management-all-posts/2017/9/22/a-product-manager-goes-to-the-grocery-store Product Popcorn is out next week, and will be back with a special Machine...

Duration:00:40:35

Ep.14: Mining Customer Insights & Big Data Backlash

11/6/2017
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This week on the podcast we explore the product marketing and business intelligence side of product management. Our guest today is Sara Smith, Social Strategy Director. Riding the bridge between quant and qual, Sara uses Big Data to mine customer insights and build marketing strategies for “food fashion and fun” brands like Qdoba, Forever 21, and Hello Kitty. In addition to talking about mining customer insights with big data, we discuss what Sara calls a “big data backlash.” How do we...

Duration:00:45:34

Ep.13: Two Engineers & a Product Manager Give (Potentially Expert) Advice

10/30/2017
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Full Stack Developer Kyle Wilding joins us as we talk Imposter Syndrome, which neck tattoos are OK for interviews (among other interviewing advice), how to deal with changing requirements, and which bundt cake flavors are best for your product team. Kyle Wilding is an experienced lead engineer who has worked on multiple product teams, and has managed front-end and back-end development teams at tech companies large and small. SIDE NOTE: Shout out to our listeners in India! Thank you for...

Duration:00:53:08

Ep.12: Work Horror Stories - A Special Halloween Epsiode

10/24/2017
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In this special Halloween episode, Jamie Love joins Adam and Kimberly as we recount work horror stories past and present. Featuring disaster stories from Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, and the US. *Further reading on the blog:* https://www.productpopcorn.com/

Duration:00:36:35

Ep.11: A Product Manager & A Product Designer Talk TV Products & The Future of Television

10/16/2017
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Join Product Designer Ryan McCarthy and I as we talk TV apps and other products, and discuss where this disrupted industry is going. Ryan previously worked on Spectrum Guide, and now designs TV experiences at Starz. As all media industries have been disrupted in the last decade, television is a great case study for product managers for how old industries (cable companies) must pivot in order to compete with the cool new kids in town (Netflix.) *Follow Ryan on Twitter* - @MRyanMcCarthy...

Duration:00:36:45

Ep.10: Interview with a Product Designer, & To Manage or Not to Manage

10/10/2017
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Join us as we interview Jeseka Hahn, Principal Product Designer & Manager at Shutterstock. Jeseka talks about her segway from print design to product design, & gives some great tips for how product managers can collaborate well with their design teams. Jeseka also talks about managing a team, how to be a good manager, and the pros and cons of management vs. an individual contributor career path.

Duration:00:31:46

BONUS EPISODE: Is this *Technically* a Product? A (Super Fun) New Tech + Product Game

10/6/2017
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Play along as Kimberly reads real and hypothetical product and new tech descriptions, while Adam and our guest Eric guess if it’s real or hypothetical. A fun way for product managers and ‘normies’ alike to catch up on about up-and-coming technology and product news in less than 30 minutes.

Duration:00:27:32

Ep.10: Esports (aka Sports for Nerds) + Beef Jerky - Two Things Product Managers Should Know About

10/2/2017
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Not a gamer? No problem. No prior knowledge of Epsorts required for this podcast. Esports has product problems just like all other products. Listen to Jamie Love, CMO of Mile High Esports, talk about what Esports is and why it's important. Oh yeah, and we also taste test beef jerky.

Duration:00:36:14