The product manager is the monkey in the middle – interview with Suman Sarkar

The product manager is the monkey in the middle – interview with Suman Sarkar

In this episode of Product Bytes we interview Suman Sarkar, Head of Digital Product Management at OneMain Financial (NYSE: OMF), who shares product leadership lessons managing teams of product managers at large and small companies. This is an excerpt from the interview, published in our Product Bytes channel. Suman: I am Suman Sarkar. How do I introduce? So, most of

The four pillars of great product teams – interview with Toby Russell

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In this episode of Product Bytes we interview Toby Russell, co-CEO of Shift (NASDAQ: SFT), who shares product leadership lessons from building Shift. This is an excerpt from the interview, published in our Product Bytes channel. Toby: I am Toby Russell. I am the co-CEO of Shift. We run a company that essentially sells cars online and we are the

User Stories are not requirements

User Stories are not requirements

I always struggle with the word “requirements”. This is how specifications and functionalities are normally called when working on a project. Requirements create a blanket of necessity and limit the empowerment of product managers to be effective at solving problems. The word requirement, and its verb counterpart to require, in their essence define something that is “required”, “needed”, “expected”. The

The Scrum Master’s reading list

The Scrum Master’s reading list

Books This is a short list of great books on Agile, Scrum, and practices to become an effective Scrum Master. Scrum and Agile foundations “Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process“, by Kenneth Rubin “Your Scrum Playbook“, Fabian Schwarts, CST “Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time“, by Jeff and JJ

The Product Manager’s reading list

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We have compiled a list of books and articles on Agile, Product, Design Thinking, and Innovation. These books and articles offer perspectives, frameworks, and real stories for the successful application of product management practices to the ideation and development of new products. If you are a Product Owner, a Product Manager, or a Product Leader, these books and articles are