Product Warrior launches a weekly podcast, supported by Mind The Product, dedicated to supporting product managers in their decision making.
The first episode, titled “Thinking big and small”, is out now, featuring guest John Cutler and host Dave Martin, chief product officer at Tes Global. John, a senior product manager and “all-round product junkie”, discusses continuous improvement and explores what improvement means to product managers. If a product stops improving is it actually going backwards? Can thin releases deliver actual customer value? How do you use a belief map?
- John discusses his experience where properly understanding the users’ problem allowed for small releases to deliver big value.
- We discuss embracing user empathy, willingness to take risks, experimentation to empower teams, and learning to deliver features that help people achieve their goals.
- John reminds us that value is only created when the product is in the customer’s hands. Coupling value and learning creation is a cyclical journey reliant on assumptions.
- The belief map aligns teams and organisations around assumptions, sharing areas where confidence has gone up or down.
The Product Warrior Podcast comes out every Thursday. The next episode dissects the product manager role with guest Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product.