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Jun 17, 2019
TEI 234: 3-ways to grow your innovation capital for more product & career success – with Nathan FurrJune 17, 2019
The three dimensions of skills needed to move your ideas forward. When I started this podcast I created the Product Mastery Roadmap that describes the path from product manager to product master. I’ve used it as a guide to the topics we explore here. Recently I updated it to better reflect the journey I have seen many of you and your colleagues taking towards mastery, focusing more narrowly on what is most important so you can progress more quickly. A pivotal element of this journey is the influence you have in your organization — influence to get others to support your ideas. Recently a fellow...
Jun 10, 2019
TEI 233: Everyone wants more agility in their product process and this is how to get it – with Colin PalomboJune 10, 2019
How product managers should combine flexibility and rigor in an agile stage-gate process. Just about every organization I have worked with this year wants more agility in their product management processes. They want to get new products to market faster and release enhanced versions in less time. Product managers and leaders are feeling the pressure. To discuss practical ways to add agility and flexibility, our guest from episode 177 is joining us again. Previously, he shared how to create a hybrid agile stage-gate process. This time we get into even more...
Jun 03, 2019
TEI 232: Using product roadmaps correctly, Part 3 (Portfolio Management) – with Bruce McCarthyJune 03, 2019
Mapping current products, future ideas, and quick experiments as product managers. Product roadmaps are one of the best-known tools and also the most misused by product managers. We have talked twice before with Bruce McCarthy, co-author of the book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty, to learn how to make roadmaps work for us instead of against us. The first time was in episode 169 (www.TheEverydayInnovator.com / 169), which was right after he wrote the book. Then we talked a year later, to see what he had...
May 27, 2019
TEI 231: 75 examples of innovation in well-known brands – with Giles LuryMay 27, 2019
Short stories, big ideas about innovation and product management. I love innovation stories of how a product came into being or was made more valuable. Our guest, Giles Lury, loves them too. So much, that he has written books with innovation stories, including his most recent one titled Inspiring Innovation: 75 Marketing Tales to Help You Find the Next Big Thing. Giles has worked on numerous innovation projects, leading to some major successes and, not surprisingly, the occasional failure. He has some good stories to tell. Summary of some concepts discussed for...
May 20, 2019
TEI 230: Optimal health and performance for product managers – with Dr. Gus VickeryMay 20, 2019
A value proposition for feeling good for product managers. Performing at your best requires a lot of mental dexterity. Product managers need every edge we can get to beat the competition and create successful products. To be at your best, you must also consider your health, and our guest, medical doctor Gus Vickery, is the go-to person for this. He is an expert at getting your body and mind performing well, and his book Authentic Health provides the actions we can all take. He also goes further, helping individuals hack their health for even greater performance....
May 13, 2019
TEI 229: Do you have the best entrepreneurial skills for product management – with Michelle DuvalMay 13, 2019
Understanding attitudes, motivations, and blind spots with your product teams. Would you be interested to know what start-up founders with successful exits of up to $1.2B have in common? I know I would, because start-up founders share similarities with product managers. Indeed, many founders also take on the responsibility of product manager for their business. Our guest, Michelle Duval, shares the first 20-year study of what successful entrepreneurs and business builders do share in common. Further, the research has been applied to intrapreneurs — those Everyday...
May 06, 2019
TEI 228: How to lead innovation, part 2 – with Mike Mitchell, PhDMay 06, 2019
Use trust, purpose, and partnership to achieve change in any organization. How should leaders actually lead innovation? This is a topic we explored back in episode 149 with Dr. Mike Mitchell, teacher and researcher for the Center for Creative Leadership. Then he was conducting research on the topic and discovering what organizational leaders need to do differently when they are involved with innovation projects. Now he has finished his research and has published a book with the findings, titled Supporting Innovators: Trust, Purpose, Partnership. The subtitles are the three areas where leaders need to...
Apr 29, 2019
TEI 227: IoT is coming to a product near you, maybe even yours: what product managers need to know – with Daniel ElizaldeApril 29, 2019
An IoT Technology stack and framework for product managers. More and more product managers and innovators are bumping into IoT, the Internet of Things, as part of their current or future product roadmaps. I’m seeing a convergence of product forms. In the past, we may have categorized a product as being digital, physical, or service. Now it is more common to see all three categories associated with a product. Further, more of you have been asking for me to bring on an IoT product expert, which is why Daniel Elizalde is joining us. Daniel is an IoT product coach who helps...
Apr 22, 2019
TEI 226: Creating product roadmaps, Part 2 – with Bruce McCarthyApril 22, 2019
Creating a product vision of the future that’s awesome for everyone. Product roadmaps are frequently used badly, almost as handcuffs for product managers. A year ago we explored roadmaps and how they should be used with Bruce McCarthy. At the time, he had recently co-authored the book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty. Since writing the book, Bruce has been busy helping companies improve how they use roadmaps. I wanted to find out what more he has learned in the last year, which is what this discussion is about. We cover: * What a product...
Apr 15, 2019
TEI 225: Create a movement for a product – with Greg SatellApril 15, 2019
The power of small groups, loosely connected, with a common purpose to propel products. I’ve been looking forward to this discussion with Greg Satell since hearing he was working on a new book, titled Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg is an innovation author we first met back in episode 126, when he shared predictable patterns in different types of innovation. Now he is talking about how to create a movement around a product. A movement turns a valuable product into a super valuable sensation. Such...