Check out this episode of Product Chats where we chat with Anu Kirk of Osso VR about his Lazy Product Manager Approach. Anu explains how this approach helps you ensure you’re focused on building the most important and valuable features. We also chat about the differences between building hardware and software products, effectively listening to your customers, and punk rock user testing.
Anu’s been working in product management since the 1990s at companies including Osso VR, Sony, MOG, Rhapsody, and RealNetworks. He shares some great insight and perspective on product management in this episode so be sure the give it a listen.
Time Stamped Show Notes
How making a music album can be product managed [1:57]
Evolution of product management tools [04:35]
How Anu got into product in the 1990s [06:20]
Differences between building hardware and software products [09:33]
The lazy product manager concept [11:41]
How adding new features makes products more difficult to use [13:54]
Understanding the total iceberg of work [14:54]
Focusing on killer ideas [15:26]
Ensuring your team brings valuable ideas forward [16:34]
Asking the right questions to know if a feature is valuable [18:25]
How to effectively listen to your customers [19:44]
Punk rock user testing [20:34]
Traits of the best product managers [22:41]
Tips for aspiring product managers [25:57]
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