From Individual Contributor to Product Leader My guest Katerina (or Katia) Suchkova talks to us about the challenges – and the solutions – that ambitious senior product managers have when making the transition to product leadership and moving up the career ladder. A longtime product management professional, Katia was a senior product manager at ServiceNow
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In every episode of the Secrets of Product Management podcast I provide actionable insights, techniques, and hacks to help you create more value in the world, faster.
Hi, I'm Nils Davis (more on me below). This podcast is for anyone trying to create value in the world with new products - product managers, product marketers, innovators of all sorts.
Complexity and consistency and other challenges In this episode of the Secrets of Product Management, a quick look back at 2021, that leads me directly into some thoughts about complexity – the domain of product management – and some mental models that I find useful. In short: A quick retrospective Leading into a discussion of
Customer success stories are marketing and sales gold In this episode I show how to slice and dice a customer success story up into different components that can be used for creating great, engaging marketing content, for qualifying new prospects during discovery calls, and for handling sales objections. In the previous episode, episode 102, I
Transforming a customer success story I happened across this customer success story on a random website I visited. When I read it, I thought there were some opportunities for improvement. So, with a little bit of anonymizing and changing of details, this episode shares the original story, my observations about it, and a newer version
Even though it’s a “sales” book, product managers will find The Smart Sales Method by Joe Morone incredibly valuable. In this episode I share why.
“We’re All In Sales” My guest on the pod today is John Simmons. John is not a product manager. But he represents one of our most important “customers” – I’m using air quotes – he’s VP of North America Sales for Methodics, at Perforce. The sales team is our #1 most important ally in a
In this episode, my guest Jose Platero tells the story of how he created the Aspiring Product People community on Clubhouse.
JJ Rorie started out in sales and marketing My guest on the podcast this week is JJ Rorie. Like many of us, she transitioned into product management from a non-technical role, in her case sales and marketing. Since that initial transition, JJ moved up in responsibility to product management leadership. Then, for the last six
In this Halloween-themed episode Kurt Stangl helps us understand how we can learn about lean software development from the zombie apocalypse-based video game “7 Days To Die.”
About Your Host
Your host, and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook
When I started in product management, there were no resources for learning product management.
To help new product managers avoid that struggle, for years I’ve been providing that “secret” information on my Secret Product Manager Handbook website, this podcast, and my YouTube channel.
(You can get a lot of my best material in the Kindle or paperback version of The Secret Product Manager Handbook - a real book! It’s crammed full of all the things I wish someone had told me when I started.)