Category Technology

Great Product Management Podcasts

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This is the best destination for great Product Management podcasts. Each expert goes into detail about their career as well as their Product Management discipline:

This is Product Management – hosted by Mike Fishbein

Toward the end of each podcast, Mike asks some standard product manager questions so you can see how each expert responds individually.

Notable guests:

Nir Eyal – Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. I also saw him speak at a Zurb event, he’s brilliant.

Gayle Laakmann McDowell – Author of Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology. She makes herself available on Quora for questions I found. I’ve learned a lot from her writing style; she’s objective, captivating, influential, and succinct.

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My Favorite Agile Product Owner video

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This is hands down my favorite agile product owner video. Henrik Kniberg goes into detail about how to manage your sprints, stakeholders, and backlog. He talks about how to determine fixed scope and fixed timeline delivery estimations. He embraces challenges like how to manage your backlog when stakeholder asks exceed engineering throughput, and he provides tips on how to align stakeholders. If you’re in Product or even a developer, it’s worth 15 minutes of your time.

You won’t be disappointed!



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How to use Story Mapping for complex Products and Features

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Product Management professionals have a lot of unique challenges which make the job interesting. An important Agile Product Manager skill is to effectively demonstrate how a feature will evolve, before it even exists. With Agile, a product is in various states as it grows from minimum viable experiment, to minimum viable product, to minimum marketable product to name a few. Product Managers need to communicate this evolution precisely, or else you introduce risk. Complex features with many dependencies make this more challenging. Once I learned (thanks Kevin C) and implemented story mapping for complex epic size features, many of these challenges became a lot easier.

One problem with PRDs (product requirements documents) is that they show a lot of how something will look when it’s don...

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Tablo TV review, an over the air DVR

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Tablo TV review
Reviewed by: Chris Thompson,
The verdict: Good product, slow
To summarize: The Tablo TV solution is great if you want a DVR for over the air broadcast television. The subscription is a lot cheaper than TiVo, but it’s still new and a bit slow for most. Rating: 3.5

Tablo TV is an interesting method of adding a DVR to over the air television. It’s also pretty reasonably priced at under $200 to start. Instead of your TV receiving the decoding the signal from your antennae, the antennae connects directly to your Tablo TV box. You also connect a USB hard drive that you supply. Tablo supports WiFi and a LAN cable, so I used LAN with my ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router just to make it a little faster and more responsive.

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