Hey, product ops enthusiasts! We’ve got a real treat for you: an in-depth look into one of PLA’s favorite contributors who’s gone above and beyond in our community. Meet our award-winning product operations leader, author, podcaster, and sought-after speaker, Graham Reed.
As the founder and Product Ops Consultant for Omega Pegasus and the mastermind behind the Product Mind Community, a hub for all things product-related, Graham brings a wealth of experience and insights to the table as the host of our newest podcast, the Product Ops Chronicles.
So, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting in the industry, this podcast is your golden ticket to unique insights, industry trends, and some entertaining stories along the way. And we’ve got Graham to take you even deeper into the podcasting process.
Check out what he had to say about the podcast and the wealth of information it brings to audiences around the world:
Starting a new podcast
Initially, my co-host and I wanted to specifically counter a growing atmosphere around the need for product operations, emanating from social media. We wanted an easy, consumable format to get our deep knowledge and points across and a podcast seemed the best way. Knowing this was a success quickly, we were keen to continue with more episodes to open up product operations to the masses.
The actual conversations during the recording are fantastic. We plan our content very loosely. We rely on our experiences and knowledge to guide us. Each of us and our guests have different ideas on product ops, and that is just great. The conversations are so free-flowing it is like we are chatting over a beverage! Each recording is timely for a trending topic, and it really helps us reinforce points with those upskilling in product operations.
Building new connections
Our podcast has allowed us to connect with both product and business leaders - those looking to implement product operations - as well as those in a role or looking to transition into a product ops role.
Our guests on the podcast are community members we have engaged with over the years of our support for the community and are very keen to speak - we even have a waiting list.
Staying ahead of the curve
We respond very quickly to trending topics we encounter as we consult and engage on social media - we do not plan our topics much further ahead than that - we practice Agility even with our podcast!
Currently, there are no other product ops dedicated podcasts in production except ours. This provides a unique opportunity to showcase product ops and provide a trusted, regular forum for discussion and discourse on this emerging role. The value to product leaders lies in the experience of creating and strengthening product and product ops teams, where there is very limited experience as of 2024.
We show how product ops should be positioned as a trusted partner for product leadership. For professionals in charge, it is the experience of doing the day-to-day tasks with practical, simple steps to take.
Unlike other podcasts on adjacent topics, we want to encourage conversation and guests joining who are newer to the role, to podcasting, or to public speaking. We do not want to be an echo chamber or recycle the same conversations and topics over and over like many other programs or events.
There you have it, folks. Spoken from the man himself!
If you're passionate about solving product ops challenges and keen on staying ahead in the fast-evolving tech landscape, this podcast is tailor-made for you. Expect candid conversations, expert guests, and a sprinkle of humor to make your product ops journey both informative and enjoyable.
Don't miss out on the latest buzz in product operations – hit play and join us on this exciting adventure!