Product Popcorn - A Product Management & Technology Podcast-logo

Product Popcorn - A Product Management & Technology Podcast

Technology Podcasts >

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!)
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

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!)

Language:

English


Episodes

Product Management at OrthoFi - S2 Ep6

8/22/2018
More
Visit OrthoFi's product team in its downtown Denver office with us! In this episode we talk about their product suite's evolution throughout the last few years. 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...

Duration:00:37:14

Product Management at Havenly - S2 Ep5

8/14/2018
More
Learn about Havenly's superbly data-drive PM team in this interview with their SVP of Product and Senior PM. *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

Product Management at GoSpotCheck - S2 Ep4

8/7/2018
More
Product manager Taylor Linnell from GoSpotCheck is back to talk about running a high-growth product at GSC. *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 looks so appealing from...

Duration:00:37:52

Product Management at SendGrid - S2 Ep2

7/24/2018
More
SendGrid Product Manager James Heimbuck talks SendGrid culture and building a product for internal stakeholders. *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! - Treadmill work...

Duration:00:41:03

Product Management at Choozle - S2 Ep1

7/17/2018
More
Take a tour of ad tech startup Choozle with their organically-grown product management team. *Who is Choozle?* Choozle is an independent & self-service digital advertising software platform. Choozel's a real-time programmatic platform is built for streamlined operation, yet powerful enough to handle campaigns at scale. *Office Highlights:* - Park days, complete with cookout fixin's. - Awesome, enormous artwork on the walls by graffiti artist Pat Milbery. - Open, transparent culture full of...

Duration:00:37:58

Ep.29: Breaking into Product: Entrepreneurship + 'Failures' + Solving Customer Problems

3/7/2018
More
We’ve all heard lots of product stories from entrepreneurs who made it big, but what about product people who *almost* made it big? Taylor tells us about his breaking-into-product journey. After finishing college, and a short stint selling pre-paid cremation products in the Bay area (which is the best story ever), Taylor comes up with the idea for his first product, and becomes an almost-famous entrepreneur (my words, not his). After a series of successes ,'failures' and a stint as an EIR,...

Duration:00:37:10

Ep.27: Product Marketing + Ad Tech Customer Journeys

2/12/2018
More
This week on the podcast we have Leah Brite, product marketing director at SpotX, to tell us about Ad Tech basics, and also product marketing. Ad Tech is an important industry to know about right now, and Leah walks us through an Ad Tech customer journey, and gives us some general background on how Ad Tech works (and SpotX's platform in particular. Leah also talks about core functions of product marketing, how PMMs (product marketing managers) and PMs (product managers) can work well...

Duration:00:41:25

Ep.25: Scaling PM from Startup to Enterprise + Developer Experience - UX's Non-Celebrity Sibling

1/29/2018
More
Our guest today is Scott Williamson, VP of Product at SendGrid. Scott has worked at SendGrid since 2013, when the PM team was small, and has grown the product team to support SendGrid's (much larger) size. Scott has a great blog series on the 7 keys to scaling product management, and we hit some of those key points, while diving deep on #7, which is building a developer experience team. If you work on a product used by developers in any capacity (i.e. maybe you work on a SaaS product which...

Duration:00:52:18

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

1/9/2018
More
*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. Read...

Duration:00:48:31

Ep.21: Interview with a Recruiter + Your New Year's Career Goals

1/1/2018
More
I had some recruiting questions and luckily was able to meet Emma B. who can tell us about her experience in recruiting, sought after skills in the industry, and do’s and don’t’s if you're looking for a new gig. We’re going to talk culture. We’re going to talk in-demand skills. We’re going to talk sticky situations and how to handle them. And we’re going to get Emma’s opinion on beer in the office. *Read More:* New Year's Resolutions for Product Managers: http://bit.ly/2C6dZMs *Timeline:*...

Duration:00:45:42

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

12/11/2017
More
Following up with last week's discussion on different styles of Agile + swarm, today I have two guests to talk about experiments in scaling Agile. William Kammersell and Lieschen Quilling both work on Agile Central at CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software). I originally saw William speak about this topic at Rocky Mountain Product Camp - rmpcamp.org. William and Lieschen have done a lot of experimenting with scaling Agile in order to get their ‘big idea’ features out more quickly, and they...

Duration:00:52:32

Ep.17: Different Styles of Agile + JIRA Rants

12/4/2017
More
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.14: Mining Customer Insights & Big Data Backlash

11/6/2017
More
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
More
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 your...

Duration:00:53:08

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

10/24/2017
More
In this special Halloween episode, Jamie Love from Shutterstock joins Adam and Kimberly as we recount 'work horror stories' past and present. Featuring disaster stories from Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, and the US, and an unnecessary number of witch cackles. Also, for our entertainment, Adam attempts to imitate various accents, and fails miserably. *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
More
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.7: Interview with a PM - How to Break into Product & Which Snacks are Product Manager Appropriate

9/12/2017
More
In this episode we interview product manager Karleen, a mid-level PM, about how she broke into product management. It's also very important that product managers know which snacks are good, so we give advice on this subject as well. *Resources:* How To Make and Use a 2x2 Decision-Making Diagram - https://www.productpopcorn.com/software-product-management-lessons/2017/9/9/how-to-a-2x2-decision-making-technique

Duration:00:31:02