Product: All The Responsibility

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Brought to you by Nils Davis and Rob McGrorty, this podcast will help you become a better Product Manager, Marketer, Innovator, or Entrepreneur. Through interviews with prominent guests, original thought content, and tough questions, this podcast will tackle problems ranging from finding and validating market problems, to creating innovative solutions, to taking those solutions to market. Simply put, it will help you move your skills - and your products - to the next level.

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2019-11-19 15:30
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19.11.2019

The Impact Area Checklist: A Cognitive Aid For Product Managers

Even highly cognitively capable people - including product managers - can forget to do simple things that they know they should do. In this episode I discuss the power of checklists in general, a product management-related checklist you can start using...
Nils Davis author
12.11.2019

Product Managers Are Unicorns

Product managers are unicorns - simply based on the numbers we are rare. But in another sense too - there's no formula for "great product manager." The post Product Managers Are Unicorns appeared first on All The Responsibility Podcast.
Nils Davis author
5.11.2019

The Most Important Communication Skill For Product Managers

In this episode I cover a fundamental skill and mindset about communication - the number one thing at which product managers must excel. The post The Most Important Communication Skill For Product Managers appeared first on All The Responsibility Podca...
Nils Davis author
29.10.2019

Successful Products Are All Alike; Every Unsuccessful Product Is Unsuccessful In Its Own Way

Like so many of my podcasts, this episode started from a Slack conversation last week. “What are some good products that were marketed badly?” Of course, if a good product is marketed badly, that usually means it’s going to fail, which usually means no...
Nils Davis author
22.10.2019

Customer Success Stories

Compelling customer success stories are one of the most powerful tools in your go-to-market arsenal. In this episode I cover their structure, the questions to ask, and how to use them to help close more deals. The post Customer Success Stories appeare...
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14.10.2019

How Can I Get My Team To Go Faster?

"How can I get my team to go faster?" The fact is, you really can't get them to go much faster. But you can make sure they're going the right direction. The post How Can I Get My Team To Go Faster? appeared first on All The Responsibility Podcast.
Nils Davis author
7.10.2019

The “Product Management” Books I Recommend

In this episode I present a somewhat iconoclastic list of books related to product management that I’ve found extremely valuable, and which don’t often appear on those other "product management book" lists. The post The “Product Management” Books I Rec...
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29.09.2019

The Secret Product Management Framework (download fixed!)

How do you describe product management? In this episode I share a framework that will help you answer this question. The framework is simple and straightforward, so it's easy to remember. It uses short words in ways everyone can understand. It doesn’t ...
Nils Davis author
28.09.2019

The Secret Product Management Framework

How do you describe product management? In this episode I share a framework that will help you answer this question. The framework is simple and straightforward, so it's easy to remember. It uses short words in ways everyone can understand. It doesn’t...
Nils Davis author
13.09.2019

The Dangers of Processes and Predications

Your methodology, your process, is a means to an end. It’s not the end in itself. If it’s not helping you deliver on your goals, then you need to change it. And if you are looking for a high fidelity metric to use to manage your process or your people ...
Nils Davis author
6.09.2019

Sales Not Making Quota? It’s Probably Your Fault – Part 2 of 2

If the product organization doesn't provide the right product knowledge to Sales and Marketing, then they can't be successful. In this episode I share more Minimum Product Knowledge necessary for Sales and Marketing success. The post Sales Not Making Q...
Nils Davis author
3.09.2019

Sales Not Making Quota? It’s Probably Your Fault – Part 1 of 2

If the product organization doesn't provide the right product knowledge to Sales and Marketing, then they can't be successful. In this podcast episode and the next one, I share the Minimum Product Knowledge for Sales and Marketing success. The post Sal...
Nils Davis author
26.08.2019

What Have I Done For You Lately?

Most people don’t know about this powerful technique for reducing churn and increasing retention. I call it the “What Have I Done For You Lately?” report. It’s a report or a message or an infographic that illustrates all the value that a specific custo...
Nils Davis author
19.08.2019

Fermi Estimates: The Most Important Product Management Analytics Tool

I removed a feature from one of the applications I manage this week, and I used a Fermi estimate to validate that it would be safe to do so. What’s that you say, “a Fermi estimate?” And why do I think Fermi estimates are one of the most powerful analyt...
Nils Davis author
9.08.2019

Prioritization

Clearly prioritization continues to be one of the most important problems for product managers. In this episode I step back and take a look at feature prioritization from first principles. The post Prioritization appeared first on All The Responsibilit...
Nils Davis author
2.08.2019

The V.A.L.U.A.B.L.E. Rubric for Writing Better Requirements

Use the V.A.L.U.A.B.L.E. rubric to write requirements that result in better communication and higher quality features. The post The V.A.L.U.A.B.L.E. Rubric for Writing Better Requirements appeared first on All The Responsibility Podcast.
Product: All The Responsibility author
26.07.2019

The Two Stories Every Product Manager Must Be Able To Tell

There are two critical stories every product manager should be able to tell about their product: The story of the poor prospect who doesn’t have your product yet The story of your customer, whose life has been transformed due to your product I’ll help ...
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19.07.2019

Managing Your Cognitive Resources To Be More Effective

As a product manager, one of your most precious resources is your “cognitive storage tank.” It’s like a real fuel tank – when it’s exhausted, your cognitive abilities stop working well. And when that happens, it means you can’t be as innovative, you ca...
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12.07.2019

Product Management Tools and Missed Opportunities

Two new ways of thinking about tools – and product management tools in particular. The post Product Management Tools and Missed Opportunities appeared first on All The Responsibility Podcast.
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11.06.2019

Selection Criteria for Product Management Tools

I love tools, but I am not thrilled with the choice of tools for product managers. There are some bright spots, but you can listen to this episode to learn why I think a lot of the tools on the market miss the mark. I also have a blog post on this topi...
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24.05.2019

The 5 Questions To Ask About A New Product Idea

If someone asks “what do you think of my idea?" have them answer these 5 questions. If they can't, then the idea is a solution in search of a problem. The post The 5 Questions To Ask About A New Product Idea appeared first on All The Responsibility Pod...
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10.05.2019

Make Your Presentation 10x Better In An Hour – No Design Skills Needed

The “Minimum Effective Dose” of presentation excellence. This podcast episode is about the 20% of effort you need to get 80% of the value when preparing and delivering a business presentation. If you present to your colleagues on a regular basis, but y...
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3.05.2019

Help Me Think Better

In this podcast episode I talk about an alternative – or extension? – to the useful idea of “Don’t Make Me Think” that Steve Krug made famous. For some situations, though, the challenge is “Help me think better!” If your customers are doing knowledge w...
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25.04.2019

How To “Get Out Of The Building”

As you know, I’ve been doing a weekly video series on YouTube about various product management topics. I’ve found they make good podcasts as well. (Despite the fact that you can’t see the visuals in the podcast – a link to the original video is below!)...
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14.02.2019

The Value Inequality Part 2: Managing Risk and Change

Risk Versus Price Versus Value This is the second of two episodes centered around what I call the Value Inequality. It’s a way of thinking about your customer’s perception of risk versus cost and value of your product. This one’s a bit wider ranging th...
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25.01.2019

Introduction To The Value Inequality

This episode is about a new way of thinking about pricing, value, and the customer’s perception of risk. I call it the Value Inequality. Of course, the first rule of pricing is: Your product must cost less than the problem costs the customer. No custom...
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27.11.2018

Persuasion Tips: Part 2

This episode and the previous episode came about after some recent executive presentations. I guess I seemed very persuasive because a few colleagues asked me for tips on how to improve their persuasion skills. So I wrote a series of blog posts. Then, ...
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9.11.2018

Persuasion Tips: Part 1

After some recent executive presentations in which I guess I seemed very persuasive, a few colleagues asked me for tips on how to improve their persuasion skills. So I wrote a series of blog posts about this. Then, on a roll, I did two live videos on F...
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25.10.2018

How To Deliver Bad News (Without Getting Fired)

Bad news is product management stock in trade In this episode I talk about the best tactics for delivering bad news. Have you ever had to tell a customer you weren’t going to deliver their favorite feature? Or inform your executive team that your new p...
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8.10.2018

Not Technical? No Problem! Tech Secrets You Need To Know, Part 1

This podcast is the first of a series discussing some of the key tech concepts you need to be an effective software product manager, even if you aren’t technical. I briefly cover all the different types of skills and characteristics product managers ne...
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29.09.2018

Overcoming The Curse of Knowledge In Market Discovery

We are experts in our product, and often in our domain. How do we overcome our expertise – the Curse of Knowledge – to discover new things about our market? In this podcast, taken from my weekly live Facebook video, I talk about a few simple questionin...
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27.02.2018

Ryan Troll of The PM Genome Project

“You should never get attached to your idea because it will change.” In this episode of All The Responsibility, Nils and Rob interview Ryan Troll, co-founder of the PM Genome project. Ryan started focusing on startups and the startup space after readin...
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29.11.2017

How To Get Out Of The Building and Talk To Your Market

Market discovery and how to do it In this episode Rob and I continue our conversation on the things you can do as a product manager even before you have expertise in the product or space. In the last episode, our topic was common problems that product ...
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17.10.2017

There’s Always Something, Isn’t There?

“Always Problems” The genesis of episode’s topic came up in many conversations I’ve had with experienced product managers. Most product management job listings want you to have direct experience with the product you’ll be managing, or at least experien...
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11.07.2017

Interview with David Binetti on the concept of Innovation Options, Part 2

Innovation Options are superior to ROI for justifying investment in innovation At the end of 2016, Nils heard and met David Binetti at a Product Tank meetup. He was blown away by David’s take on the ROI of Innovation and Innovation Options. So we asked...
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11.07.2017

Interview with David Binetti on the concept of Innovation Options, Part 2

Innovation Options are superior to ROI for justifying investment in innovation At the end of 2016, Nils heard and met David Binetti at a Product Tank meetup. He was blown away by David’s take on the ROI of Innovation and Innovation Options. So we asked...
Product: All The Responsibility author
11.04.2017

Interview with David Binetti on the concept of Innovation Options

At the end of 2016, Nils watched a Q&A with David at a Product Tank meetup. He was blown away by David’s take on the ROI of Innovation and Innovation Options. So we asked David to come in for a more in-depth interview. This is the first of two part...
Product: All The Responsibility author
11.04.2017

Interview with David Binetti on the concept of Innovation Options

At the end of 2016, Nils watched a Q&A with David at a Product Tank meetup. He was blown away by David’s take on the ROI of Innovation and Innovation Options. So we asked David to come in for a more in-depth interview. This is the first of two part...
Product: All The Responsibility author
28.02.2017

Interview with Andrea Saez of ProdPad

A few months ago, San Francisco played host to the Mind the Product conference, a meetup meant to inspire collaboration and bring together the ever growing community of product managers. The conference, now in its 5th year, was started by some of today...
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28.02.2017

Interview with Andrea Saez of ProdPad

A few months ago, San Francisco played host to the Mind the Product conference, a meetup meant to inspire collaboration and bring together the ever growing community of product managers. The conference, now in its 5th year, was started by some of today...
Product: All The Responsibility author
25.01.2017

Retrospectives – What Went Well, What We’d Like To Improve Over 2016

The power of retrospectives Teams that do structured retrospectives or debriefs are typically 25% more effective. What does this mean for you? A retrospective, or debrief, or “after-action reviews” is a way to learn from experience. They are a fundamen...
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25.01.2017

Retrospectives – What Went Well, What We’d Like To Improve Over 2016

The power of retrospectives Teams that do structured retrospectives or debriefs are typically 25% more effective. What does this mean for you? A retrospective, or debrief, or “after-action reviews” is a way to learn from experience. They are a fundamen...
Product: All The Responsibility author
1.11.2016

Becoming the Product Manager for an Existing Product

Taking on an existing product In this episode, we talk through an underrepresented topic in the world of Product Management: how specifically to approach the management of an already existing product. Much of the conversation in the podcast and blogosp...
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1.11.2016

Becoming the Product Manager for an Existing Product

Taking on an existing product In this episode, we talk through an underrepresented topic in the world of Product Management: how specifically to approach the management of an already existing product. Much of the conversation in the podcast and blogosp...
Product: All The Responsibility author
6.10.2016

How To Learn Product Management

How did we learn product management? In this episode Rob and I share some stories about how we learned product management, how we learn new things in general, and what we’re focused on learning right now. How Did Nils Learn Product Management In The Da...
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6.10.2016

How To Learn Product Management

How did we learn product management? In this episode Rob and I share some stories about how we learned product management, how we learn new things in general, and what we’re focused on learning right now. How Did Nils Learn Product Management In The Da...
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30.08.2016

The Feature Canvas – One Page for Getting Your Feature S**t Together

Rob created the Feature Canvas to help manage the development of major new features. We think other product managers would find it valuable. He presented about it at Product School recently, and offered to share it on the podcast. Some of you already h...
Product: All The Responsibility author
30.08.2016

The Feature Canvas – One Page for Getting Your Feature S**t Together

Rob created the Feature Canvas to help manage the development of major new features. We think other product managers would find it valuable. He presented about it at Product School recently, and offered to share it on the podcast. Some of you already h...
Product: All The Responsibility author
26.05.2016

Handling The Product Teardown Question – Part 2: Example

In our earlier episode about how to answer the "product teardown" question in a product manager job interview, we promised a real life example. Here it is! The post Handling The Product Teardown Question – Part 2: Example appeared first on All The Resp...
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19.05.2016

Guarantee Success In Your First 100 Days In A New Product Management Job

How do you lay the foundations for success when starting your first product management job, or your third, or your tenth? In this episode we go through a set of ten activities that - if you do them - will get you off to a great start. The post Guarante...
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