93: How To Show Quantifiable Results – Even If You Don’t Have The Numbers

This episode is a follow-on to last week’s.

Andy Bowden asked the following on LinkedIn a few weeks ago:

Do you show your value through quantifiable results? If so, how? If not, why not?

Many of us struggle coming up with numbers that reflect what our employers seek from us.

In last week’s episode I went off on a big tangent about how our brains are great for decision making with limited, qualitative data. (Which is good since that’s mostly what we get as product managers.)

In this episode, I try to actually answer the original question.

Let me know how I did!


If you are just getting into product management, or you’re busy leveling up into more senior PM positions, don’t forget there are a ton of resources in my previous episodes – on storytelling, persuasion, prioritization, working with developers, working with marketers – and on my website The Secret Product Manager Handbook.

And if you want to accelerate your product management career, go to calendly.com/nilsdavis/consultation for a free 45 minute coaching and discovery call. No obligation.

Don’t forget to subscribe!

If you want to help me out, and more importantly, help other product managers find and enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on your podcast system of choice. And consider giving me a review on iTunes or “starring” the episode on your player. It helps other people find the podcast, and makes me a little happier as well. I might even read your review in an upcoming episode.

If you have comments, questions, or complaints about this episode or the podcast, please leave a comment down below and I’ll get back to you immediately.