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  • 01:03

    ProdBOK, The Product Management Body of Knowledge

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    Greg Geracie, President of Actuation Consulting, will discuss the newly available ProdBOK, The Product Management Body of Knowledge! 
    For the last three years approximately sixty of the industry’s leading product professionals banded together and contributed to the development of the ProdBOK Guide. The goal? To distill a collaborative cornerstone that can be built upon to ensure that the product management profession better supports the needs of the product community at large. 
    Resources: http://bit.ly/181Zwvu
    Learn about managing products to success at Product Bootcamp San Francisco Oct 10-12! http://bit.ly/14ZagOP
    Oct 10: workshops re: competitive space & Lean startup way. http://bit.ly/14SMcaC
    Oct 11 Startup Product Summit SF2 lightning talks w/experts & practitioners.http://bit.ly/1bvsOFm
    Oct 12 Product Camp San Francisco! true community unconference: You propose topics & present http://pcampsf.com

  • 01:04

    Kristy Kocher, Head of Product Management, Clearstreet

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    Global Product Management Talk Discussion On Challenges And Opportunities Faced By Women In Product Management At High Tech Companies With Kristy Kocher, Head of Product Management, Clearstreet, Inc.

    Kristy Kocher is an experienced Product Manager who enjoys the challenges of developing quality software products. Kristy has over 25 years of experience in the software industry in Silicon Valley, working with companies such as Electronic Arts, NetSchools, Oracle, Adecco, Informix and IntelliCorp. 

    "During my 30+ year career in the software industry, I have seen the roles of women in product management evolve, change and grow significantly. I look forward to discussing some of the main challenges women face when working in product management, particularly at high tech startups, as well as the many benefits of pursuing a career in this field on the Global Product Management Talk," says Kristy.

    Background resources: http://bit.ly/1igYodp

  • 00:16

    Brainrant #1 - New and Old Product Management

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    Brainrants from Brainmates Inaugural Show with Adrienne Tan, Nick Coster and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky   "New and Old Product Management", language was raised at the 2013 Product Management Festival in Zurich. 1. Is there such a thing as Old and New Product Management? 2. Why is this language emerging? 3. What does it mean for the Product profession? 4. What benefits does it drive? 5. What are the issues when we use this language?   http://www.brainmates.com  @brainmates music "Hurricane" intro courtesy of @BlameSally

  • 00:28

    TEI 012: Applying Lean Product Development for a 50% Time Reduction

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    Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you episode 012 of...

    The Everyday Innovator with host Chad McAllister, PhD.

    The podcast is all about helping people involved in developing and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers.

    Our Guest:  David Paulson has over 20 years of product development experience and still remembers his first day at work. That’s when he found out how inefficient the product development process was. He’s been working to fix that ever since.

    Highlights from the discussion include:

    Apply Lean product development to cut time to market in half and create successful products – something all innovators want to know how to accomplish!
    Lean has many different definitions, but in the product development context, it has three specific characteristics: (1) focus on value to the customer, (2) rapidly learn, and (3) maximize desired results while minimizing effort.
    In addition to the benefits of creating more profitable products, applying Lean product development also impacts the organizational culture, resulting in happier and more effective employees.
    First time David applied Lean product development to a project, the time-to-market decreased from the expected 30 months to 12 months, finished 20% under budget, and generated an additional $3 million profit by being early to market.
    Good books on the topic of Lean product development are from Don Reinersten, including “Managing the Design Factory” and “The Principles of Product Development Flow.” Read “Managing the Design Factory” first.

  • 00:23

    TEI 001-Weekly Discussions for Product Managers, Developers, and Innovators

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    Hi Global Product Management Talk Audience. I am pleased to welcome you to the first episode of a new podcast for product managers, developers, and innovators by my friend Chad McAllister. 

    The podcast is all about helping people involved in developing and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers.

    In this first episode, Chad shared five topics to introduce the  podcast:

    1. How he became fascinated with product management, development, and innovation and why he teaches the topics now as an innovation management professor and product management trainer

    2. Why he is conducting valuable interviews, including how he started interviewing during a 1-year RV trip

    3. Highlights of some innovation lessons from past interviews

    4. What to expect in the upcoming weekly interviews with professionals that can help product managers, developers, and innovators

    5. A free gift for listening

    About the Host, Chad McAllister, PhD
    I was a boy who loved to take apart things to see what was inside – what made something work. Not too much of a stretch that I found a love for electrical engineering during college. After graduating, I worked with teams in In small, large, and global companies, including four start-ups, developing products. Sometimes the products made customers into raving fans and sometimes it was left to me to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong. In pursuit of best practices and proven methodologies, I found great value in earning certifications from several credible professional organizations, including PMI, PDMA, and AIPMM, as well a PhD in business (focusing on requirement issues in product development). Today, with 25+ years in hands-on product development, I provide training and education.


  • 01:02

    Product Management In Saudi Arabia w/Anas Bahsas, PM

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    Anas Bahsas is Head of product management Toyota - Telematics in Saudi Arabia at Abdul Latif Jameel Company. He has more than 10 years of experience in Software management for enterprise , has been head of project management office and led large software implementation projects in his company.
    Anas traveled from Saudi Arabia to attend Product Bootcamp SF, Startup Product Summit SF2 and ProductCampSF October 10-12, 2013

  • 00:56

    Product Management Roles & Tools w/ Steve Johnson

    in Management

    Steve Johnson, CMO, Primary Intelligence, Leads Google Hangouts Discussion On Titles, Responsibilities And Tools Of Product Managers with Cindy F. Solomon and Pete Dudchenko, Matt Perez, Alan Pinstein, Greg Gehrich, Nick Coster, Adrienne Tan, and Richard Nutinsky
    Background Resources: http://bit.ly/wbRq48

  • 00:42

    Distinctions between "Product" and "Project" Management

    in Management

    Robert Kelly, PMP Managing Partner, Kelly Project Solutions says, "There tends to be a lot of debate on the roles & responsibilities of the Project Manager vs. the Product Manager. In this twitter talk, we would like to gain a better understanding of how these roles can more effectively work together to bring to market high quality products.

    "I am honored to join the Global Product Management Community on this upcoming twitter chat! This is a tremendous opportunity for thought leaders in the space to come together and really bounce ideas off of one another, gain insight, and grow their own understanding on a number of topics in product management. I am very excited and looking forward to it."  Follow @rkelly976 and @kellysolutions
    Resources: http://pack.li/3y

  • 00:40

    TEI 019: Applying the 5 Steps of Design Thinking – with Ethan Appleby

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    Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you episode 019 of...

    The Everyday Innovator with host Chad McAllister, PhD.

    The podcast is all about helping people involved in developing and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers.

    Our Guest: Ethan Appleby is a Design Thinking practitioner and coach. He used Design Thinking to create the last company he founded, Vango, which makes it easy for anyone to select and purchase original art.

    In the interview he shares the 5 steps of Design Thinking.

    Empathy: learning about the audience you are designing for. Be curious instead of leading the conversation to a conclusion you already formed.
    Definition: constructing a point of view organized by needs and insights, based on your results from step 1.
    Ideation: a group brainstorming process to generate ideas using the “yes and…” technique to build upon each others’ ideas and create as many as possible in short sprints. Another tool is to ask “how might we…” focused on specific constraints. A sprint is a few minutes of individual ideation followed by sharing of ideas, then using “yes and” to build on ideas. Additional sprints are conducted on other needs and insights and to further explore specific ideas. Constrain ideation to 3 hours.
    Prototype: building a representation of one of your ideas to show others. When you build something you discover more about the problem. Keep it simple – playdough, clay, tape, etc.
    Testing: Show prototype to potential users and customers to get their feedback. The goal is to continue learning about the customers’ core problem and solutions that provide them value.

  • 01:04

    Study of Product Team Performance 2014 Findings

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    The Study of Product Team Performance identifies the key factors that differentiate high performing product teams from their less successful counterparts. Actuation Consulting conducted the third annual global study of product teams with the goal of continuously improving our understanding of why some product teams excel while others struggle.

    “We also sought to expand our knowledge of the factors that drive or influence the best outcomes,” states Greg Geracie, President of Actuation Consulting, that has conducted the study of Product Team Performance for the past 3 years.

    Greg will discuss the findings, including the use of industry best practices, return on investment (ROI) and its application, the product team’s relationship with the Sales and Marketing organizations and how well the product team understands and aligns its efforts to the sales cycle.

    Download the Findings on The Study of Product Team Performance 2014 http://bit.ly/1lHUmkh


    Announcing The Product Summit San Francisco November 20-23, 2014; 4 days of immersion into product excellence with one track lightning talks by experts, visionaries and product management practitioners, Workshops, No Code Prototype Hackathon, and ProductCamp unconference. Early bird registration open: productsummit.org

  • 00:17

    Gale Stafford Interviews Cindy F. Solomon About The Product Summit

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    The Product Summit 2014 is right around the corner November 20-23, 2014 at General Assembly in San Francisco. We want to make sure you know about the fantastic opportunity for you to have a presence and reach a community of passionate product professionals representing the best product managers, developers, designers, marketers, holding titles including CEO, Founder, VP, and Director from all product categories, across industry, and size organization.

    The Product Summit is a unique event that originated in San Francisco, driven by a community of 10,000 passionate product professionals seeking the best tools, methodologies, solutions, and education. You know how challenging it is to innovate product technology, attract talented product professionals and build high performing product teams to forward and scale the product beyond its current market share.  If you are currently seeking individuals who have technical expertise and determination to build great products, and/or care about forwarding product excellence - then this event is not to be missed.