What’s The Build Trap & What Does It Mean For Product Managers?

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On this episode of Build, Maggie sits down with Melissa Perri, product management and UX expert and author of Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value. Maggie and Melissa dive deep and explore what the build trap is and what it means for product managers, plus how product management teams can get […]
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Post-mortems: The Secret To Better Performing Products (And Teams) with FYI’s Marie Prokopets

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On today’s episode of Build, Maggie sits down with FYI co-founder Marie Prokopets to talk through how to run seriously effective project post-mortems. Marie explains what they are, why you should be doing them, what you can hope to learn, and how to write the perfect post-mortem report. You’ll leave this episode (and your first […]
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We Talked To Product Management Legend Marty Cagan. Here’s What We Learned.

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 Marty Cagan is often referred to as the most influential person in the product space. He got his start building products for eBay, AOL and Netscape Communications, and Hewlett-Packard. Now he’s a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group where he helps companies create winning product strategies and grow their product organization. Oh, and it […]
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Getting Product, Engineering & Design In The Same Room: What Happens After You Write A One Pager

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 On this episode of Build, Maggie and special guest Alexa Nguyen from the Drift product team talk about what happens after you write a one pager. At Drift, ‘story time’ is the next step in the product development cycle. It’s where product managers, engineers, and designers get together in one room to outline the […]
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What It Takes To Build Delightful Products with Gusto’s Tomer London

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On this episode of Build, Maggie sits down with Tomer London – the co-founder and head of product at Gusto. Maggie and Tomer talk about how to build products that delight customers and how to track and measure delight in a world where metrics reign supreme. Tomer also shares the four pillars of product development that guide his […]
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Google’s Cathy Pearl on Why Conversation Design is the Next Frontier

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On this episode of Build, host Maggie Crowley dives deep into conversation design with Google’s Head of Conversation Design Outreach, Cathy Pearl. So what is conversation design exactly? Think teaching computers to communicate like humans (not robots) across voice interfaces and via typing, swiping and tapping. Cathy shares why now is the time to invest […]
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Christina Wodtke on Radical Focus and Living Your Goals with OKRs

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Today on Build, host Maggie Crowley sits down with Christina Wodtke, author of the legendary book Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results, which Maggie describes as the best book on goal setting – ever. In the episode, Maggie and Christina, dive deep into Christina’s experience in product roles at […]
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Amplitude’s John Cutler on Why PMs Should Measure Themselves on Value Creation Not Output

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Build has a brand new dedicated feed. You can subscribe here to stay up to date when new episodes drop. Today on Build, host Maggie Crowley sits down with John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude and former Senior PM at Zendesk and Pendo. Together they discuss what Product Evangelist actually means. Plus the importance of value […]
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