The Product Experience

"The Product Experience" podcast, hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver.

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The illusion of quick fixes in organisational change - Steve Hearsum (Consultant, Author)

The illusion of quick fixes in organisational change - Steve Hearsum (Consultant, Author)

Can organisational change truly rely on quick fixes, or are we missing the bigger picture? Join our engaging discussion with Steve Hearsum, Author of "No Silver Bullet: Bursting the Bubble of the Organizational Quick Fix." Steve shares his journey into the field and reveals the flawed belief in miracle solutions for complex challenges. We tackle the often-overlooked challenges faced by product managers who are expected to perform at senior leadership levels without adequate support.

Featured Links: Follow Steve on LinkedIn | Buy Steve's book 'No Silver Bullet: Bursting the Bubble of the Organisational Quick Fix' | Edge + Stretch | 'The Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet' piece at What's the PONT Blog

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

The evolution of product management - Graeme Stuart (Head of Product, Aflac)

The evolution of product management - Graeme Stuart (Head of Product, Aflac)

Is the traditional view of product management losing its relevance in today's global landscape? Join us as we chat with Graeme Stuart, Head of Product at Aflac Northern Ireland and Co-founder of ProductTank Belfast, about his rich, two-decade-long journey through the evolving world of product management.

Featured Links: Follow Graeme on LinkedIn | Deep Labs | Dovetail | John Cutler feature on The North Star Framework | 'Testing Business Ideas' - David Bland episode on The Product Experience 

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

What organisations get wrong about market expansion - Chui Chui Tan (Growth and Strategy expert)

What organisations get wrong about market expansion - Chui Chui Tan (Growth and Strategy expert)

Join us on this week's podcast as we explore international product growth with Chui Chui Tan of Beyō Global, an expert in culturalisation. Discover how she helps businesses thrive in new markets by understanding cultural nuances and values. From her user experience roots to her role as a global consultant, Chui Chui highlights the importance of cultural intelligence in product development and international strategy, offering tips even small enterprises can use for growth.

Featured Links: Follow Chui Chui on LinkedIn | Beyō Global| Buy Chui Chui's book 'Research for Global Growth - Strategies and Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Insights'

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Navigating AI bias: Insights and strategies - John Haggerty (Founder, The PM Insider)

Navigating AI bias: Insights and strategies - John Haggerty (Founder, The PM Insider)

Discover the intricacies of bias in generative AI in product management with John Haggerty, Founder of The PM Insider. In this week's episode, John unveils the layered complexities of AI innovation, navigating the ethical realm of the AI revolution reshaping businesses.

Featured Links: Follow John on LinkedIn | The PM Insider | IBM AI Fairness 360 | Google's 'What If' AI Tool | Aequitas Bias and Fairness Toolkit | Deon Ethics Checklist | Kaggle | Perplexity AI | Midjourney

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Navigating the shift from engineering to product - Anuja More (Product Lead, Meta, Whatsapp) at Meta

Navigating the shift from engineering to product - Anuja More (Product Lead, Meta, Whatsapp) at Meta

Join our conversation with Anuja More, Product Lead at Meta.  We delve into the lessons she learned while transitioning from engineering to product management.  In our discussion, Anuja unveils the change required to switch from a mindset fixated on technical hurdles to one adept at unravelling customer needs, underscoring the vitality of curiosity and problem-solving along the way.

Featured Links: Follow Anuja on LinkedIn and Instagram | Meta | 'How I Moved from Engineering into Product Management' feature by Victor Kosonen at Mind The Product 

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

The journey to becoming customer-centric at Pfizer: Atif Faruqui (Director, Developer Products and Platforms, Pfizer)

The journey to becoming customer-centric at Pfizer: Atif Faruqui (Director, Developer Products and Platforms, Pfizer)

Join our conversation with Atif Faruiqui, Director of Developer Products and Platforms at Pfizer, as he illuminates the path the pharmaceutical colossus took towards a product-focused approach. He takes us behind the scenes of Pfizer's strategic pivot, highlighting the signals that spurred the company's leadership to champion a customer-centric approach. 

Featured Links: Follow Atif on LinkedIn | Pfizer | 'What's a Proof of Concept? The Complete Beginner's Guide' feature at Career Foundry | 'The Rising Importance of Product Managers in Digital Transformation' piece at Emergn 

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Getting real with jobs to be done – Bob Moesta (President, CEO, The ReWired Group)

Getting real with jobs to be done – Bob Moesta (President, CEO, The ReWired Group)

We've all heard about the Jobs to Be Done framework - but do you know how to really make the most of it? We went straight to the source - Bob Moesta, who developed the approach alongside Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen - to really get into the approach.

In this episode, we cover:

  •  How to get started with JTBD - and what to do after you've conducted a bunch of interviews.
  • Case studies, including SAAS, candy bars, and selling houses.
  • When not to use the approach
  • And the mistakes that most people make.


Featured Links: Follow Bob on LinkedIn | The Re-Wired Group | Jobs To Be Done website | Buy the'Never Split The Differencebook by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz | Buy the 'Job Moves' book by Ethan Bernstein, Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Rerun: Your first 90 days in product – Leah Tharin on The Product Experience

Rerun: Your first 90 days in product – Leah Tharin on The Product Experience

If you’re starting a new role in product at whatever level, it can sometimes be difficult to get started, especially if you’re chucked in the deep end. In this week’s podcast episode, we speak with Leah Tharin, currently the Chief Product and Growth Officer at gotphotocom. She provides some insights on your first 90 days in a new product role, challenges the conventional wisdom of the 30, 60, 90-day plan,  and goes into the best ways to gain trust from your new team.

Featured Links: Follow Leah on LinkedIn and Twitter | Leah’s website | Leah’s ‘Productea with Leah’ podcast | ‘The Shit Sandwich and Other Terrible Ways to Give Feedback’ piece at I Done This Blog 

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Product managers, stop being jaded - Ipsita Basu (Product Management Leader, BILL)

Product managers, stop being jaded - Ipsita Basu (Product Management Leader, BILL)

Listen to our conversation with Ipsita Basu, Product Management Leader at BILL all about rediscovering our passion in product. In this episode, Ipsita shares practical advice for product managers looking to get out of a rut and build innovative products that customers love.

Featured Links: Follow Ipsita on LinkedIn | Bill | Read Ipsita's 'Product managers, stop being jaded' article at Mind The Product 

Our Hosts
Lily Smith
enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Chief Product Officer at BBC Maestro, and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

Randy Silver is a Leadership & Product Coach and Consultant. He gets teams unstuck, helping you to supercharge your results. Randy's held interim CPO and Leadership roles at scale-ups and SMEs, advised start-ups, and been Head of Product at HSBC and Sainsbury’s. He participated in Silicon Valley Product Group’s Coaching the Coaches forum, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can join one of communities he runs for CPOs (CPO Circles), Product Managers (Product In the {A}ether) and Product Coaches. He’s the author of What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy also launched Amazon’s music stores in the US & UK.

Bio of The Product Experience

"The Product Experience" is a podcast presented by Mind the Product, a global community of product professionals. Hosted by Lily Smith, ProductTank organizer and Product Consultant, and Randy Silver, Head of Product and product management trainer, the podcast delves into real insights and practical advice to enhance product practice.

With a focus on bringing valuable conversations with product people from around the world, "The Product Experience" features the best speakers from ProductTank meetups, Mind the Product conferences, and the broader product community. The hosts engage in in-depth discussions with industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners to explore various aspects of product management.

As part of the Mind the Product network, "The Product Experience" contributes to the broader mission of empowering product professionals and promoting excellence in the product management community.

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