Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth https://www.productledalliance.com Product-Led Alliance is a collective of passionate Product-Led leaders committed to sharing Product-Led growth success stories, experiences & challenges. en Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth Copyright 2022 Wed, 18 May 2022 20:23:50 +0000 Product-Led Alliance | Product-Led Growth Product-Led Alliance is a collective of passionate Product-Led leaders committed to sharing Product-Led growth success stories, experiences & challenges. Product Marketing Alliance richard@productmarketingalliance.com clean Gearing up for the age of connected work, with Kyle Poyar https://www.productledalliance.com/gearing-up-for-the-age-of-connected-work-with-kyle-poyar/ Wed, 18 May 2022 15:11:21 +0000 6285053f2826cc004d0f97aa We got the opportunity to chat with Kyle Poyar, OpenView, who takes a deep dive into the origins of the product-led growth (PLG) concept, what drove him to share his story, and the inside scoop on the future of PLG. We got the opportunity to chat with Kyle Poyar, Operating Partner at OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm helping to build software companies into market leaders. Kyle takes a deep dive into the origins of the product-led growth (PLG) concept, what drove him to share his story, and the inside scoop on the future of PLG.


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙 on Apple Podcasts
‎Business · 2022

Key talking points include:

  • How PLG became a household concept in SaaS.
  • The power of community partnership.
  • Why an ecosystem of partners is important for implementing best practices.
  • Getting ready for PLG 2.0 with the age of connected work.
  • The product-led growth hyphen debate!

A little about the guest

Kyle is an expert on what drives a SaaS company’s growth, optimizing go-to-market strategies, and SaaS benchmarks. He writes about all things product-led growth and more in his popular newsletter - Growth Unhinged.

He currently leads OpenView’s Growth Team and has helped the portfolio generate over $100 million in additional enterprise value in the last three years. Before joining OpenView, Kyle was a Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, where he led consulting teams on strategy engagements with market leaders in enterprise software, business information/data services, digital media, online marketplaces, and telecommunications.

OpenView is launching its next big thing - taking the current learnings and reaching a higher bar with PLG, and it’s going to be called the age of connected work. Kyle explores this and more in this episode!

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it has a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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We got the opportunity to chat with Kyle Poyar, OpenView, who takes a deep dive into the origins of the product-led growth (PLG) concept, what drove him to share his story, and the inside scoop on the future of PLG. We got the opportunity to chat with Kyle Poyar, Operating Partner at OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm helping to build software companies into market leaders. Kyle takes a deep dive into the origins of the product-led growth (PLG) concept, what drove him to share his story, and the inside scoop on the future of PLG.


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙 on Apple Podcasts
‎Business · 2022

Key talking points include:

  • How PLG became a household concept in SaaS.
  • The power of community partnership.
  • Why an ecosystem of partners is important for implementing best practices.
  • Getting ready for PLG 2.0 with the age of connected work.
  • The product-led growth hyphen debate!

A little about the guest

Kyle is an expert on what drives a SaaS company’s growth, optimizing go-to-market strategies, and SaaS benchmarks. He writes about all things product-led growth and more in his popular newsletter - Growth Unhinged.

He currently leads OpenView’s Growth Team and has helped the portfolio generate over $100 million in additional enterprise value in the last three years. Before joining OpenView, Kyle was a Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, where he led consulting teams on strategy engagements with market leaders in enterprise software, business information/data services, digital media, online marketplaces, and telecommunications.

OpenView is launching its next big thing - taking the current learnings and reaching a higher bar with PLG, and it’s going to be called the age of connected work. Kyle explores this and more in this episode!

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it has a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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Following your instinct as a product leader, with Rick Smith https://www.productledalliance.com/following-your-instinct-as-a-product-leader-with-rick-smith/ Wed, 11 May 2022 14:09:05 +0000 627ba9fec51a4c003d9bc46b We chat with Rick Smith, CEO at Axon, who takes us through his inspirational product leadership journey; from the tragedy that sparked a passion to seek new technologies to protect life, to powering through user pushback and bringing about fundamental change in society. For the next insight-laden episode, we chat with Rick Smith, CEO at Axon (Formerly TASER) the global leader of connected public safety technologies. Rick takes us through his inspirational product leadership journey; from the tragedy that sparked a passion to seek new technologies to protect life, to powering through user pushback and bringing about fundamental changes in society.


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Following your extinct as a product leader, with Rick Smith on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Following your extinct as a product leader, with Rick Smith - 11 May 2022

Key talking points include:

  • How the product vision is creating a future world without guns.
  • Why solving the most challenging problems drives the community at Axon.
  • The power of user feedback during a product launch.
  • Rick’s advice on building a product team from the ground up.
  • Why a customer telling you “hell no” can be a GREAT sign.

A little about the guest

Rick is known for being a pioneer of technology, especially when it comes to solving challenging problems. He founded the company that made the bullet obsolete, building the device that became more well-known and ubiquitous in law enforcement.

From starting the company - now known as Axon - in a garage, Rick has pushed it beyond weapon technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs to make the world a safer place. He’s built an incredible product team from the ground up, growing into a global brand that’s now changing the world.

Axon’s mission today is to protect life and the company has seen huge success as a SaaS business, disrupting the public safety space and arriving at nearly an $11B valuation today.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it has a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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We chat with Rick Smith, CEO at Axon, who takes us through his inspirational product leadership journey; from the tragedy that sparked a passion to seek new technologies to protect life, to powering through user pushback and bringing about fundamental change in society. For the next insight-laden episode, we chat with Rick Smith, CEO at Axon (Formerly TASER) the global leader of connected public safety technologies. Rick takes us through his inspirational product leadership journey; from the tragedy that sparked a passion to seek new technologies to protect life, to powering through user pushback and bringing about fundamental changes in society.


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Following your extinct as a product leader, with Rick Smith on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Following your extinct as a product leader, with Rick Smith - 11 May 2022

Key talking points include:

  • How the product vision is creating a future world without guns.
  • Why solving the most challenging problems drives the community at Axon.
  • The power of user feedback during a product launch.
  • Rick’s advice on building a product team from the ground up.
  • Why a customer telling you “hell no” can be a GREAT sign.

A little about the guest

Rick is known for being a pioneer of technology, especially when it comes to solving challenging problems. He founded the company that made the bullet obsolete, building the device that became more well-known and ubiquitous in law enforcement.

From starting the company - now known as Axon - in a garage, Rick has pushed it beyond weapon technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs to make the world a safer place. He’s built an incredible product team from the ground up, growing into a global brand that’s now changing the world.

Axon’s mission today is to protect life and the company has seen huge success as a SaaS business, disrupting the public safety space and arriving at nearly an $11B valuation today.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it has a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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Leaning in with a learning mindset, with Apurva Garware https://www.productledalliance.com/leaning-in-with-a-learning-mindset-with-apurva-garware/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:56:01 +0000 6269428772b54b003d2135da This week’s guest is Apurva Garware, VP of Product and GM at Upwork, the world’s largest work marketplace. Apurva takes us through her unique product career, how her inspiration to lead came from a desire to give back, the opportunities of embracing learning and flexibility, and more. For the Love of Product is back! This week’s guest is Apurva Garware, VP of Product and GM at Upwork, the world’s largest work marketplace. Apurva takes us through her unique product career, how her inspiration to lead came from a desire to give back, the opportunities of embracing learning and flexibility, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Leaning in with a learning mindset, with Apurva Garware on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Leaning in with a learning mindset, with Apurva Garware - 27 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • How asking a simple question helped create a very meaningful career
  • The benefits of leaving a rising star of the post-pandemic world to do something new
  • The opportunity we can all harness from the #GreatReshuffle
  • Advice for those moving into the next stage of their product leadership journey
  • Knowing when to add value as a product leader

A little about the guest

For over 15 years, Apurva has been a leader who has built products and teams within some of the biggest tech companies around, such as Amazon and Microsoft. But she's also worked at earlier-stage companies like Cora and Medium. In her current role, she’s scaling the world's largest work marketplace as we all enter another year of online remote-first working.

Apurva is driven by building customer-facing products that solve real problems, create impact, and well… just work! As a leader, she offers career coaching, career development and mentorship for those on her teams and industry mentees.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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This week’s guest is Apurva Garware, VP of Product and GM at Upwork, the world’s largest work marketplace. Apurva takes us through her unique product career, how her inspiration to lead came from a desire to give back, the opportunities of embracing learning and flexibility, and more. For the Love of Product is back! This week’s guest is Apurva Garware, VP of Product and GM at Upwork, the world’s largest work marketplace. Apurva takes us through her unique product career, how her inspiration to lead came from a desire to give back, the opportunities of embracing learning and flexibility, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Leaning in with a learning mindset, with Apurva Garware on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Leaning in with a learning mindset, with Apurva Garware - 27 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • How asking a simple question helped create a very meaningful career
  • The benefits of leaving a rising star of the post-pandemic world to do something new
  • The opportunity we can all harness from the #GreatReshuffle
  • Advice for those moving into the next stage of their product leadership journey
  • Knowing when to add value as a product leader

A little about the guest

For over 15 years, Apurva has been a leader who has built products and teams within some of the biggest tech companies around, such as Amazon and Microsoft. But she's also worked at earlier-stage companies like Cora and Medium. In her current role, she’s scaling the world's largest work marketplace as we all enter another year of online remote-first working.

Apurva is driven by building customer-facing products that solve real problems, create impact, and well… just work! As a leader, she offers career coaching, career development and mentorship for those on her teams and industry mentees.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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Evolving as you scale, with Chipper Cash https://www.productledalliance.com/evolving-as-you-scale-with-chipper-cash/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 15:25:30 +0000 62616c73f7a414003de8f9cc We're joined by Anita Asiedu and Yande Nomvete from the Product Ops team at Chipper Cash. They discuss what it’s like to grow a product ops team from 1 to many within a year and how the team needed to evolve against the backdrop of rapid scaling!

In this episode, we're joined by Anita Asiedu, Director of Operations, and Yande Nomvete, Senior Product Operations Analyst - from the Product Ops team at Chipper Cash. They discuss what it’s like to grow a product ops team from 1 to many within a year and how the team needed to evolve against the backdrop of rapid scaling! 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Evolving as you scale, with Chipper Cash on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Evolving as you scale, with Chipper Cash - 21 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • The evolving responsibilities of the product ops team
  • Reducing waste in operations and improving efficiency using internal tooling
  • Always keeping the user at the center of everything
  • How to find the right talent when hiring externally

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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We're joined by Anita Asiedu and Yande Nomvete from the Product Ops team at Chipper Cash. They discuss what it’s like to grow a product ops team from 1 to many within a year and how the team needed to evolve against the backdrop of rapid scaling!

In this episode, we're joined by Anita Asiedu, Director of Operations, and Yande Nomvete, Senior Product Operations Analyst - from the Product Ops team at Chipper Cash. They discuss what it’s like to grow a product ops team from 1 to many within a year and how the team needed to evolve against the backdrop of rapid scaling! 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Evolving as you scale, with Chipper Cash on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Evolving as you scale, with Chipper Cash - 21 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • The evolving responsibilities of the product ops team
  • Reducing waste in operations and improving efficiency using internal tooling
  • Always keeping the user at the center of everything
  • How to find the right talent when hiring externally

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Keeping clarity through the chaos of life and product, with Rick Kelly https://www.productledalliance.com/keeping-clarity-through-the-chaos-of-life-and-product-with-rick-kelly/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:45:51 +0000 62540de324b882003de9edc1 We sit down with Rick Kelly, CPO at Fuel Cycle. Rick takes us through his challenging and inspirational journey in product, how companies can navigate the sea of constant change that is customer needs, and more. In this episode, we sit down with Rick Kelly, Chief Product Officer at Fuel Cycle, the technology leader in the research and insights space that’s building solutions for the next generation of customer insights. Rick takes us through his challenging and inspirational journey in product, how companies can navigate the sea of constant change that is customer needs, and more.👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Keeping clarity through the chaos of life and product, with Rick Kelly on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Keeping clarity through the chaos of life and product, with Rick Kelly - 11 Apr 2022

Key talking points include:

  • The importance of maintaining a constant connection with customers.
  • Why resilience is so essential to a successful product career.
  • How lowering the barrier to entry in product can foster innovation.
  • What product professionals can learn from Babe Ruth.
  • Why the rate of continuous iteration and execution is ultimately what matters most.

A little about the guest

Rick is constantly pushing the boundaries and releasing new value to customers. He spends most of his days working to deliver a tool that serves as a comprehensive intelligence gathering ecosystem that helps decision-makers to maintain constant connections with their customers, their prospects, and users to uncover real-world actionable intelligence.

On the personal side, Rick lives in sunny Los Angeles but he’s spent time in New York, India, Ireland, and across the United States while building a career that has spanned market research, academia, and technology.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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We sit down with Rick Kelly, CPO at Fuel Cycle. Rick takes us through his challenging and inspirational journey in product, how companies can navigate the sea of constant change that is customer needs, and more. In this episode, we sit down with Rick Kelly, Chief Product Officer at Fuel Cycle, the technology leader in the research and insights space that’s building solutions for the next generation of customer insights. Rick takes us through his challenging and inspirational journey in product, how companies can navigate the sea of constant change that is customer needs, and more.👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Keeping clarity through the chaos of life and product, with Rick Kelly on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Keeping clarity through the chaos of life and product, with Rick Kelly - 11 Apr 2022

Key talking points include:

  • The importance of maintaining a constant connection with customers.
  • Why resilience is so essential to a successful product career.
  • How lowering the barrier to entry in product can foster innovation.
  • What product professionals can learn from Babe Ruth.
  • Why the rate of continuous iteration and execution is ultimately what matters most.

A little about the guest

Rick is constantly pushing the boundaries and releasing new value to customers. He spends most of his days working to deliver a tool that serves as a comprehensive intelligence gathering ecosystem that helps decision-makers to maintain constant connections with their customers, their prospects, and users to uncover real-world actionable intelligence.

On the personal side, Rick lives in sunny Los Angeles but he’s spent time in New York, India, Ireland, and across the United States while building a career that has spanned market research, academia, and technology.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

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Driving customer and data insights, with Onfido https://www.productledalliance.com/driving-customer-and-data-insights-with-onfido/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 14:36:26 +0000 6250273524b882003de9ed33 In this episode, we’re joined by Kam Dadfar, Virginia Chiarentin, and Charlotte Hayward from the Product Ops team at Onfido. They discuss how harnessing the power of data can unlock both process and product improvements in a fast-growing scale-up. In this episode, we’ve got not one, not two, but a trio of expert guests offering their unique insights. We’re joined by Kam Dadfar, Virginia Chiarentin, and Charlotte Hayward from the Product Ops team at Onfido.

They discuss how harnessing the power of data can unlock both process and product improvements in a fast-growing scale-up. 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Driving customer and data insights, with Onfido on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Driving customer and data insights, with Onfido - 8 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Using customer insights to improve a trial adoption process.
  • Building on data insights to drive long-term product improvements.
  • Scaling an NPS system.
  • How product ops can function as a neutral party that puts customer interests first.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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In this episode, we’re joined by Kam Dadfar, Virginia Chiarentin, and Charlotte Hayward from the Product Ops team at Onfido. They discuss how harnessing the power of data can unlock both process and product improvements in a fast-growing scale-up. In this episode, we’ve got not one, not two, but a trio of expert guests offering their unique insights. We’re joined by Kam Dadfar, Virginia Chiarentin, and Charlotte Hayward from the Product Ops team at Onfido.

They discuss how harnessing the power of data can unlock both process and product improvements in a fast-growing scale-up. 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Driving customer and data insights, with Onfido on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Driving customer and data insights, with Onfido - 8 Apr 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Using customer insights to improve a trial adoption process.
  • Building on data insights to drive long-term product improvements.
  • Scaling an NPS system.
  • How product ops can function as a neutral party that puts customer interests first.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Working as one, with Twilio https://www.productledalliance.com/working-as-one-with-twilio/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:36:41 +0000 62388d0616b6c6003d6b7d09 Tina Stewart and Shradha K, from Twilio explore what it's like working together post-acquisition, and offer some fantastic practical advice, and unique insights into how product ops is structured in a large and fast-growing organization to deliver maximum impact, and more. Season two of the Product Ops Podcast continues with Tina Stewart and Shradha K, from Twilio. They explore what it's like working together post-acquisition, and offer practical advice and unique insights into how product ops is structured in a large and fast-growing organization to deliver maximum impact, and more. 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Working as one, with Twilio on Apple Podcasts
‎Show @@podcastShowName@@, Ep Season 2: Working as one, with Twilio - 21 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Scaling communication into and out of the R&D team.
  • Simplifying operating cadences and recognizing the importance of change management.
  • Building a product ops team with a clear sense of purpose from a career development perspective.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Tina Stewart and Shradha K, from Twilio explore what it's like working together post-acquisition, and offer some fantastic practical advice, and unique insights into how product ops is structured in a large and fast-growing organization to deliver maximum impact, and more. Season two of the Product Ops Podcast continues with Tina Stewart and Shradha K, from Twilio. They explore what it's like working together post-acquisition, and offer practical advice and unique insights into how product ops is structured in a large and fast-growing organization to deliver maximum impact, and more. 👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Working as one, with Twilio on Apple Podcasts
‎Show @@podcastShowName@@, Ep Season 2: Working as one, with Twilio - 21 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Scaling communication into and out of the R&D team.
  • Simplifying operating cadences and recognizing the importance of change management.
  • Building a product ops team with a clear sense of purpose from a career development perspective.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation? It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Alignment at scale, with Shopify https://www.productledalliance.com/alignment-at-scale-with-shopify/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:52:50 +0000 623210d514021c003d2f6040 Catch-up with Vincent Poulain and Jessica Orellana from Shopify! They discuss practical examples of how the team is tackling alignment at scale, including how to know what's happening with hypergrowth across the org, how to make the right decisions at the right time, and much more. The podcast for all things product ops is back!

Catch-up on the first episode of season 2, with Vincent Poulain and Jessica Orellana from the fantastic Product Ops team at Shopify! 🤩

They discuss practical examples of how the team is tackling alignment at scale, including how to know what's happening with hypergrowth across the org, how to make the right decisions at the right time, and much more.👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Alignment at scale, with Shopify on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Alignment at scale, with Shopify - 16 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • How to get hundreds of people across multiple teams to solve a hard problem instead of "shipping the org chart."
  • Scaling product ops with a common foundation but different flavors.
  • How product ops is enabling Shopify to operate with "the speed of startups and the impact of giants!"

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Catch-up with Vincent Poulain and Jessica Orellana from Shopify! They discuss practical examples of how the team is tackling alignment at scale, including how to know what's happening with hypergrowth across the org, how to make the right decisions at the right time, and much more. The podcast for all things product ops is back!

Catch-up on the first episode of season 2, with Vincent Poulain and Jessica Orellana from the fantastic Product Ops team at Shopify! 🤩

They discuss practical examples of how the team is tackling alignment at scale, including how to know what's happening with hypergrowth across the org, how to make the right decisions at the right time, and much more.👇


‎Product Ops Podcast: Season 2: Alignment at scale, with Shopify on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Product Ops Podcast, Ep Season 2: Alignment at scale, with Shopify - 16 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • How to get hundreds of people across multiple teams to solve a hard problem instead of "shipping the org chart."
  • Scaling product ops with a common foundation but different flavors.
  • How product ops is enabling Shopify to operate with "the speed of startups and the impact of giants!"

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the Product Ops Podcast too! Get in touch with host Gerisha Nadaraju, Head of Product Ops at Dojo.

The Product Ops Podcast | Product-Led Alliance
Each week, the Product Ops Podcast (POP) will bring you unique perspectives and actionable insights from people working in this emerging, exciting, and pivotal function.

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Why failure can drive better product outcomes, with Berea Schaffer https://www.productledalliance.com/why-failure-can-drive-better-product-outcomes-with-berea-schaffer/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 17:10:48 +0000 621fa1c2bd330e003df8ea5c In this episode, we’re joined by Berea Schaffer, VP of Mobile at Workday, who takes us through her experience running a 100-person strong global team to heading up a product start-up, how a moment of failure inspired her to better serve customers, and more. In this episode, we’re joined by Berea Schaffer, VP of Mobile at Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, HR, and planning. Berea takes us through her experience running a 100-person strong global team to heading up a product start-up, how a moment of failure inspired her to better serve customers, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Why failure can drive better product outcomes, with Berea Schaffer on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Why failure can drive better product outcomes, with Berea Schaffer - 2 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Tackling the problem of pricing in product.
  • Key learnings in product-centricity vs customer-centricity.
  • Balancing flexibility and avoiding being a product for everyone.
  • Her recommended product tools for driving success.
  • The test and learn mindset, understanding that a product solution is just a hypothesis.

A little about the guest

Berea is a Senior Product and Tech Executive with a passion for building exceptional customer experiences. She always brings her growth-mindedness to any challenge and is known for her results-driven approach.

She’s skilled at creating compelling visions, defining strategy, and driving executions. To do this effectively, she puts the greatest emphasis on building and retaining high-performance teams. Berea has more than 17 years of experience in utilizing digital technologies to maximize consumer reach, growth, and retention. Plus, she’s also a high school friend of our host, Tiama!

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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In this episode, we’re joined by Berea Schaffer, VP of Mobile at Workday, who takes us through her experience running a 100-person strong global team to heading up a product start-up, how a moment of failure inspired her to better serve customers, and more. In this episode, we’re joined by Berea Schaffer, VP of Mobile at Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, HR, and planning. Berea takes us through her experience running a 100-person strong global team to heading up a product start-up, how a moment of failure inspired her to better serve customers, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Why failure can drive better product outcomes, with Berea Schaffer on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Why failure can drive better product outcomes, with Berea Schaffer - 2 Mar 2022


Key talking points include:

  • Tackling the problem of pricing in product.
  • Key learnings in product-centricity vs customer-centricity.
  • Balancing flexibility and avoiding being a product for everyone.
  • Her recommended product tools for driving success.
  • The test and learn mindset, understanding that a product solution is just a hypothesis.

A little about the guest

Berea is a Senior Product and Tech Executive with a passion for building exceptional customer experiences. She always brings her growth-mindedness to any challenge and is known for her results-driven approach.

She’s skilled at creating compelling visions, defining strategy, and driving executions. To do this effectively, she puts the greatest emphasis on building and retaining high-performance teams. Berea has more than 17 years of experience in utilizing digital technologies to maximize consumer reach, growth, and retention. Plus, she’s also a high school friend of our host, Tiama!

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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The power of independent thinking in product, with Deepak Paramanand https://www.productledalliance.com/the-power-of-independent-thinking-in-product-with-deepak-paramanand/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:55:50 +0000 620e448ae744610048788d6b In this episode, we chatted with Deepak Paramanand, Director of Artificial Intelligence at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deepak explores his path to independence in product, breaking new ground in AI and machine learning, the importance of repeatability and scalability, and more. In this episode, we chatted with Deepak Paramanand, Former Product Lead at Hitachi, now Director of Artificial Intelligence at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deepak explores his path to independence in product, breaking new ground in AI and machine learning, the importance of repeatability and scalability, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: The power of independent thinking in product, with Deepak Paramanand on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep The power of independent thinking in product, with Deepak Paramanand - 17 Feb 2022

Key talking points:

  • Why empathy, diversity, and inclusion are critical to building AI products.
  • Why a beginner's mindset is still needed 17 years into a product career.
  • How work visas can impact a product manager’s ability to challenge the status quo.

Deepak also mentions the “privilege chart”, here’s one representation of this.

A little about the guest

Deepak previously worked as Senior Product Manager with SwiftKey and shipped a real-time human facial expression tracking product on Android, Microsoft's answer to Apple Animoji.

He brings over 17 years of international experience building, leading, and commercializing products. Plus, he’s worked in one of the hottest spaces; defining and directing AI product strategy.

Before transitioning to a Product Manager, Deepak was a BI Architect in a wide variety of business applications. Having worked in relational database design using Oracle, SQL Server. He is always interested in designing stable, cost-effective, and scalable BI solutions.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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In this episode, we chatted with Deepak Paramanand, Director of Artificial Intelligence at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deepak explores his path to independence in product, breaking new ground in AI and machine learning, the importance of repeatability and scalability, and more. In this episode, we chatted with Deepak Paramanand, Former Product Lead at Hitachi, now Director of Artificial Intelligence at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deepak explores his path to independence in product, breaking new ground in AI and machine learning, the importance of repeatability and scalability, and more. 👇


‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: The power of independent thinking in product, with Deepak Paramanand on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep The power of independent thinking in product, with Deepak Paramanand - 17 Feb 2022

Key talking points:

  • Why empathy, diversity, and inclusion are critical to building AI products.
  • Why a beginner's mindset is still needed 17 years into a product career.
  • How work visas can impact a product manager’s ability to challenge the status quo.

Deepak also mentions the “privilege chart”, here’s one representation of this.

A little about the guest

Deepak previously worked as Senior Product Manager with SwiftKey and shipped a real-time human facial expression tracking product on Android, Microsoft's answer to Apple Animoji.

He brings over 17 years of international experience building, leading, and commercializing products. Plus, he’s worked in one of the hottest spaces; defining and directing AI product strategy.

Before transitioning to a Product Manager, Deepak was a BI Architect in a wide variety of business applications. Having worked in relational database design using Oracle, SQL Server. He is always interested in designing stable, cost-effective, and scalable BI solutions.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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Balancing external validation with authenticity and purpose, with Christine Dupuis https://www.productledalliance.com/balancing-external-validation-with-authenticity-and-purpose-with-christine-dupuis/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:51:08 +0000 61f2c562edda95003bf9f003 We sit down with Christine Dupuis, Heyday.ai, who takes us through her inspirational journey in product, the importance of following what drives you internally, and how Hootsuite's recent acquisition of Heyday is furthering Canadian tech's role in the global economy. In this episode, we sit down with Christine Dupuis, VP of Product Management at Heyday.ai. Christine takes us through her unplanned yet inspirational journey in product, the importance of following what drives you internally, and how Hootsuite's recent acquisition of Heyday is furthering Canadian tech's role in the global economy.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Balancing external validation with authenticity and purpose, with Christine Dupuis on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Balancing external validation with authenticity and purpose, with Christine Dupuis - 28 Jan 2022

Key talking points:

  • The power of having a strategic partner to accelerate growth.
  • Making AI accessible to bootstrap product-led orgs.
  • Advice on finding a trend early for product-market fit.
  • How equalization is re-shaping the product world.
  • The key pillars to building an effective product team and better decision-making.

A little about the guest

Christine is a passionate product and people leader, with a track record of developing data-based strategies and driving measurable product growth and team engagement. She leads a team of product managers, marketers, and UX-ers, and her personal mission is to equalize the field, whether that be mentoring women in tech or helping small businesses compete with the giants.

As well as being the current VP of Product Management at Heyday.ai, Christine also co-founded APM Montreal, a community-run training program that helps talented people from all backgrounds to enter the product management field and thrive.

Christine worked at Google for five years, on projects such as developing the infrastructure that authenticates billions of users' access to products, including Gmail and YouTube. She also led multi-year cross-functional initiatives spanning product and marketing.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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We sit down with Christine Dupuis, Heyday.ai, who takes us through her inspirational journey in product, the importance of following what drives you internally, and how Hootsuite's recent acquisition of Heyday is furthering Canadian tech's role in the global economy. In this episode, we sit down with Christine Dupuis, VP of Product Management at Heyday.ai. Christine takes us through her unplanned yet inspirational journey in product, the importance of following what drives you internally, and how Hootsuite's recent acquisition of Heyday is furthering Canadian tech's role in the global economy.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Balancing external validation with authenticity and purpose, with Christine Dupuis on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Balancing external validation with authenticity and purpose, with Christine Dupuis - 28 Jan 2022

Key talking points:

  • The power of having a strategic partner to accelerate growth.
  • Making AI accessible to bootstrap product-led orgs.
  • Advice on finding a trend early for product-market fit.
  • How equalization is re-shaping the product world.
  • The key pillars to building an effective product team and better decision-making.

A little about the guest

Christine is a passionate product and people leader, with a track record of developing data-based strategies and driving measurable product growth and team engagement. She leads a team of product managers, marketers, and UX-ers, and her personal mission is to equalize the field, whether that be mentoring women in tech or helping small businesses compete with the giants.

As well as being the current VP of Product Management at Heyday.ai, Christine also co-founded APM Montreal, a community-run training program that helps talented people from all backgrounds to enter the product management field and thrive.

Christine worked at Google for five years, on projects such as developing the infrastructure that authenticates billions of users' access to products, including Gmail and YouTube. She also led multi-year cross-functional initiatives spanning product and marketing.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5,000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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Drive the best outcomes through your product roadmap, with Roman Pichler https://www.productledalliance.com/drive-the-best-outcomes-through-your-product-roadmap-with-roman-pichler/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:58:30 +0000 61e04385f6fca9003bfc0a6e This episode’s guest is internationally renowned product management expert Roman Pichler, who dives into all things' product roadmaps. From the power of outcome-driven roadmaps, to the factors product leaders need to focus on to derive real value from them. This episode’s guest is one of the most internationally renowned product management experts, a man who needs no introduction - Roman Pichler, Product Management Author, Consultant, and Trainer.

Roman dives into all things product roadmaps; from the power of outcome-driven roadmaps, to the factors product leaders need to focus on to derive real value from a product roadmap, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Drive the best outcomes through your product roadmap, with Roman Pichler on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Drive the best outcomes through your product roadmap, with Roman Pichler - 14 Jan 2022

Key talking points:

  • Shifting away from the traditional feature-based roadmaps.
  • The power of focusing on the why instead of the how.
  • When to use different types of product roadmaps effectively.
  • The advantages of having a validated product strategy.
  • How leveraging the collective knowledge and creativity of the team adds value.

A little about the guest

Roman has been involved in product management and agile software development for over 20 years. As well as teaching and advising product managers, owners and leaders, he shares his knowledge through his training courses, podcast, and talks. He’s also the author of four books; including “How to Lead in Product Management” and “Strategize: Product Strategy”.

Roman has contributed to the discipline of product management, working with companies to help them address and embrace agile organization principles and create successful products.

Outside his work, Roman enjoys spending time with his family, cycling in the Chiltern hills, playing the tenor saxophone, and helping with family events at Amaravati Buddhist monastery.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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This episode’s guest is internationally renowned product management expert Roman Pichler, who dives into all things' product roadmaps. From the power of outcome-driven roadmaps, to the factors product leaders need to focus on to derive real value from them. This episode’s guest is one of the most internationally renowned product management experts, a man who needs no introduction - Roman Pichler, Product Management Author, Consultant, and Trainer.

Roman dives into all things product roadmaps; from the power of outcome-driven roadmaps, to the factors product leaders need to focus on to derive real value from a product roadmap, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Drive the best outcomes through your product roadmap, with Roman Pichler on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Drive the best outcomes through your product roadmap, with Roman Pichler - 14 Jan 2022

Key talking points:

  • Shifting away from the traditional feature-based roadmaps.
  • The power of focusing on the why instead of the how.
  • When to use different types of product roadmaps effectively.
  • The advantages of having a validated product strategy.
  • How leveraging the collective knowledge and creativity of the team adds value.

A little about the guest

Roman has been involved in product management and agile software development for over 20 years. As well as teaching and advising product managers, owners and leaders, he shares his knowledge through his training courses, podcast, and talks. He’s also the author of four books; including “How to Lead in Product Management” and “Strategize: Product Strategy”.

Roman has contributed to the discipline of product management, working with companies to help them address and embrace agile organization principles and create successful products.

Outside his work, Roman enjoys spending time with his family, cycling in the Chiltern hills, playing the tenor saxophone, and helping with family events at Amaravati Buddhist monastery.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!


This episode is sponsored by Flatfile.

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Approaching authenticity and driving the metric that matters, with Michelle Parsons https://www.productledalliance.com/approaching-authenticity-and-driving-the-metric-that-matters-with-michelle-parson/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 16:39:01 +0000 61bb5380c6de12003b1e575d In this episode, we chat with Michelle Parson, Chief Product Officer at Hinge, the dating app designed to be deleted. Michelle takes us through curation vs authenticity in product, the importance of a strong product vision, changing up the product leadership approach, and more. In this episode, we chat with Michelle Parsons, Chief Product Officer at Hinge, the dating app designed to be deleted. Michelle takes us through curation vs authenticity in product, the importance of a strong product vision, changing up the product leadership approach, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙 on Apple Podcasts
‎Business · 2021

Key talking points:

  • A systematic way to approach user problems and produce big metric gains.
  • How a shared context and shared buy-in can foster collaboration and progress.
  • The power of self-reflection when choosing your path in product.
  • Advice for breaking up the standard operating approach to product leadership.
  • How developing deeper empathy is effective for building cohesive teams.

A little bit about the guest

Michelle currently works at Hinge as the Chief Product Officer, where she leads the product, design, and research teams across Growth, Core Experience, Recommendations, and Engagement Messaging.

Previously, she was the Product Innovation Lead for Global Kids & Family at Netflix and a Product leader in the Personalization group at Spotify, where she led a cross-functional team focused on improving the recommendations that power much of Spotify.

For 2.5 years before that, Michelle served as Head of Product for Hotels at KAYAK. She has a passion for design, user experience, and machine learning, specifically as they relate to improving search, discovery, and personalization. Fun fact, Michelle met her partner of five years on Hinge and is excited to lead the way in creating more intentioned space for LGBTQ+ daters.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

Aaaand don’t forget to subscribe and be the first to catch brand new episodes.

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In this episode, we chat with Michelle Parson, Chief Product Officer at Hinge, the dating app designed to be deleted. Michelle takes us through curation vs authenticity in product, the importance of a strong product vision, changing up the product leadership approach, and more. In this episode, we chat with Michelle Parsons, Chief Product Officer at Hinge, the dating app designed to be deleted. Michelle takes us through curation vs authenticity in product, the importance of a strong product vision, changing up the product leadership approach, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙 on Apple Podcasts
‎Business · 2021

Key talking points:

  • A systematic way to approach user problems and produce big metric gains.
  • How a shared context and shared buy-in can foster collaboration and progress.
  • The power of self-reflection when choosing your path in product.
  • Advice for breaking up the standard operating approach to product leadership.
  • How developing deeper empathy is effective for building cohesive teams.

A little bit about the guest

Michelle currently works at Hinge as the Chief Product Officer, where she leads the product, design, and research teams across Growth, Core Experience, Recommendations, and Engagement Messaging.

Previously, she was the Product Innovation Lead for Global Kids & Family at Netflix and a Product leader in the Personalization group at Spotify, where she led a cross-functional team focused on improving the recommendations that power much of Spotify.

For 2.5 years before that, Michelle served as Head of Product for Hotels at KAYAK. She has a passion for design, user experience, and machine learning, specifically as they relate to improving search, discovery, and personalization. Fun fact, Michelle met her partner of five years on Hinge and is excited to lead the way in creating more intentioned space for LGBTQ+ daters.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities, and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

Aaaand don’t forget to subscribe and be the first to catch brand new episodes.

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Finding product-market fit through user interaction, with David Shim https://www.productledalliance.com/finding-product-market-fit-through-user-interaction-with-david-shim/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:36:41 +0000 61b0c463507057003b8e1e68 We sit down with David Shim, Co-Founder and CEO at Read. David unpacks the challenges of being a sole-founder without a track record of success, the advantages of user interaction, and the most important voices to listen to as a product leader to pivot and find product-market fit. We sit down with David Shim, Co-Founder and CEO at Read AI, who takes us through his journey founding businesses that solve problems. David unpacks the challenges of being a founder, the advantages of user interaction, and the most important voices to listen to as a product leader to pivot and find product-market fit.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Finding product-market fit through user interaction, with David Shim on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Finding product-market fit through user interaction, with David Shim - 8 Dec 2021

Key talking points:

  • The power of pulling off the “product-decision bandaid” all the way.
  • What is bad product-market fit and how to spot it.
  • When to go free with a go-to-market strategy.
  • Why you should stop waiting until you have the perfect product.
  • The importance of fitting the right product to the consumer.

A little bit about the guest

David co-founded Read AI, the company on a mission to make every human interaction meaningfully better, smarter and happier - starting with the over 500 million people that video conference on a daily basis.

Prior to Read, David was the CEO of FourSquare, the location layer of the internet, and while he was there the company exceeded $150 million in annual revenue and profitability. The company also acquired its two largest competitors, Placed and Factual, to create the de facto leader in location.

David joined FourSquare through Snapchat, which had acquired his first startup, Placed, for more than $175 million in 2019.


This episode was also special because it marked the first time the product itself actually joined in on the session. The Read AI Dashboard was a part of the recording too and we thought we’d capture this special moment. 👇

Read AI and David Shim on For The Love of Product Podcast

Thankfully, the pod session got an overall green score of engagement - nice one Read AI! 👌


Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

Be sure to catch more episodes of For the Love of Product!

Aaaand don’t forget to subscribe and be the first to catch brand new episodes.

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We sit down with David Shim, Co-Founder and CEO at Read. David unpacks the challenges of being a sole-founder without a track record of success, the advantages of user interaction, and the most important voices to listen to as a product leader to pivot and find product-market fit. We sit down with David Shim, Co-Founder and CEO at Read AI, who takes us through his journey founding businesses that solve problems. David unpacks the challenges of being a founder, the advantages of user interaction, and the most important voices to listen to as a product leader to pivot and find product-market fit.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Finding product-market fit through user interaction, with David Shim on Apple Podcasts
‎Show For the Love of Product 💙🎙, Ep Finding product-market fit through user interaction, with David Shim - 8 Dec 2021

Key talking points:

  • The power of pulling off the “product-decision bandaid” all the way.
  • What is bad product-market fit and how to spot it.
  • When to go free with a go-to-market strategy.
  • Why you should stop waiting until you have the perfect product.
  • The importance of fitting the right product to the consumer.

A little bit about the guest

David co-founded Read AI, the company on a mission to make every human interaction meaningfully better, smarter and happier - starting with the over 500 million people that video conference on a daily basis.

Prior to Read, David was the CEO of FourSquare, the location layer of the internet, and while he was there the company exceeded $150 million in annual revenue and profitability. The company also acquired its two largest competitors, Placed and Factual, to create the de facto leader in location.

David joined FourSquare through Snapchat, which had acquired his first startup, Placed, for more than $175 million in 2019.


This episode was also special because it marked the first time the product itself actually joined in on the session. The Read AI Dashboard was a part of the recording too and we thought we’d capture this special moment. 👇

Read AI and David Shim on For The Love of Product Podcast

Thankfully, the pod session got an overall green score of engagement - nice one Read AI! 👌


Get involved

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Believing in the power of design thinking, with Aditi Sharma https://www.productledalliance.com/believing-in-the-power-of-design-thinking-with-aditi-sharma/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:05:21 +0000 61a2ee7ada4877003bafa011 We sit down with Adita Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JP Morgan Chase and design-thinking leader with a passion for user-centric innovation. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more. We sit down with Aditi Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JPMorgan Chase. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Believing in the power of design thinking, with Aditi Sharma on Apple Podcasts
We sit down with Aditi Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JP Morgan Chase and design-thinking leader with a passion for user-centric innovation. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more.

Key talking points:

  • What makes an optimal product team?
  • What user experience really stands for in the product journey.
  • Treating design as a shared language that bolsters product collaboration.
  • How diverse mindsets can scale a customer-focused design process.
  • The importance of breaking down silos between the business and the product.

A little bit about the guest

Aditi is currently leading the global design practice for corporate clients’ wholesale payment operations at JPMorgan Chase, but she’s also a lecturer at several prestigious design schools around the world. Her customer experience design program at the Pratt Institute in New York has quickly become one of the top ten design programs in the United States.

Recently, the Authority Magazine named Aditi an Inspirational Woman in STEM, and she’s been featured in regular publications such as CX Network, Finance Magazine, and SXSW (South by Southwest). Before JPMorgan Chase, Aditi was at Accenture Interactive and set up customer-centric design programs for Walmart, DuPont, and Cargill.

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We sit down with Adita Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JP Morgan Chase and design-thinking leader with a passion for user-centric innovation. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more. We sit down with Aditi Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JPMorgan Chase. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more.

‎For the Love of Product 💙🎙: Believing in the power of design thinking, with Aditi Sharma on Apple Podcasts
We sit down with Aditi Sharma, VP of Digital Experience Design at JP Morgan Chase and design-thinking leader with a passion for user-centric innovation. Aditi takes us through her inspirational journey in user-centered design thinking, the power of diversity in driving product-led growth, and more.

Key talking points:

  • What makes an optimal product team?
  • What user experience really stands for in the product journey.
  • Treating design as a shared language that bolsters product collaboration.
  • How diverse mindsets can scale a customer-focused design process.
  • The importance of breaking down silos between the business and the product.

A little bit about the guest

Aditi is currently leading the global design practice for corporate clients’ wholesale payment operations at JPMorgan Chase, but she’s also a lecturer at several prestigious design schools around the world. Her customer experience design program at the Pratt Institute in New York has quickly become one of the top ten design programs in the United States.

Recently, the Authority Magazine named Aditi an Inspirational Woman in STEM, and she’s been featured in regular publications such as CX Network, Finance Magazine, and SXSW (South by Southwest). Before JPMorgan Chase, Aditi was at Accenture Interactive and set up customer-centric design programs for Walmart, DuPont, and Cargill.

Get involved

Wanna get involved in the conversation?

It’s easy - just join our Slack channel of over 5000 product-led enthusiasts. Access is 100% free, and it’s got a range of channels for you to take full advantage of; from upcoming events and recommended reading, to job opportunities and recommended tools.

You can be part of the pod! If you’re a CPO, Founder, Inventor, or a passionate product-led advocate, pick a topic and can get in touch here: adam@productledalliance.com.

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