In this episode, answers to a few questions I get often when I’m presenting or training product managers on storytelling. A great story is about a problem worth solving, a difficult and challenging path to a solution that only you can navigate, followed by a meaningful transformation when the problem is solved. Very simple to
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All The Responsibility, None Of The Authority
This episode of The Secrets of Product Management is about strengths and weaknesses, and especially how to use mental models and other tools to augment your weaknesses. Rebranding the podcast This is the first episode of the rebranded podcast. I’m changing the name from All The Responsibility to “The Secrets of Product Management” so it’s
Your storytelling power is not only a differentiator, it’s a risk reducer In this episode I’m talking about this challenge – roughly and simplistically let’s call it “getting your next product manager job” – from a few different angles. Your stories of what you actually did – although still somewhat subject to wariness on the
In this episode Noa Ganot tells us about what being “data-driven” really should mean, plus how product leaders can be more effective. And why product leadership is so difficult even for experienced managers.
Is there a “perfect product manager resume?” Not really. But there are ways to make your resume a lot better. And it comes from thinking like a product manager.
Kristy Olinger – Communication Guru I met Kristy Olinger a few months ago, introduced by our mutual friend Greg Prickril (a guest on the podcast last year). We immediately hit it off and I knew she’d be a great guest for the podcast. In her day job Kristy is a product manager for credit card
“How Can I Make A Name For Myself As A Junior Product Manager?” This episode arose from a question I got in a recent Clubhouse session: Q: How can I make a name for myself as a new junior product manager? I have an earlier episode on this (#72 – “Proven Ways Deliver Value Fast
Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia solved his own problem with Product School In our interview, Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia recounts what led him to create Product School back in 2014. It started as a one-many enterprise, and a first class of eight people. His goal? Helping others learn the product management skills and mindset he’d had
This episode is a little trip down memory lane for me, as I recount two very influential articles about software engineering I read in the 2000s. But their influence extended far beyond software engineering, to product management and understanding how products can be successful. Links Rub-a-Dub-Dub, by Joel Spolsky The Guerilla Guide To Interviewing, by
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.)