In a world awash with MBAs and fancy suits we’re the people standing on the outside, our sleeves rolled up, ready to get some stuff done.
We’re not product managers in the way you might think, but we’re passionate about solving real problems for real people in ways that create real value.
So I guess that makes us product managers?
Whatever you call us. we’re passionate about building great collaborative teams that make great products together.
Also, we’re bitter and we need an outlet, so… podcast.
We’ll be talking about a wide variety of subjects, from Balanced Teams, Design Thinking, and Product frameworks, along with digging deep into those more divisive subjects like Feature Factories, Fetishizing failure, and the age-old Product vs. Project Management.
Have a topic that you’d like for us to talk about, or are you another Product Outsider who’d like to take part in an episode? Contact us below.
We all sit at the feet of Jeff Patton and Marty Cagan, looking at building great products as a team sport, instead of the old notion of Product being the ‘single wringable neck’.
We really believe in the great truth:
If your teams are invested in solving problems for your customers, you can take a good product and make it a great product.
We’re all invested in helping products be the best they can be for customers,
even if our day jobs aren’t as Product (anymore).
Agile Coach by day, Fiction Writer by night.
Tammy loves the opportunity to balance her creative mind with her tactical one. Her super power is helping people play nicely together.
She wants to understand what makes each person tick, what unique traits each person brings to the table, and how those things can be maximized to find the best paths forward.
Former Developer, Former Product Manager, current UX Manager… always a PITA to the establishment.
Amber looks to find patterns wherever and whenever she can, and if you hand her a stack of post-its and a box of sharpies, she can change hearts and minds to turn the idea of the single-wringable-neck into a team sport.
She also is a shameless early adopter of new tools to help make work easier to deal with.
Maker of products, lover of teamwork, and hater of dress clothes.
After student teaching confirmed that Will should not be a high school teacher, he fell headlong into the world of tech by way of graphic design. He’s since had the privilege of serving in almost every capacity of cross-functional product teams, where he discovered that great product managers are distressingly rare.
He’s on a mission to change that.
Have a question that you’d like for us to answer, or are you interested in a topic for us to discuss on the show? Use the contact form below and we’ll be in touch.
We are also interested in chatting with you if you’re another Product Outsider who’d like to take part on the show.
Dear Loyal Listeners and Podcast Guests,
Thank you for your involvement with Product Outsiders. Whether you’ve been a guest on our show, listened to just one episode or listened to them all, we appreciate you.
To everything there is a season, and we’ve decided to close up the podcast to focus on other endeavors. The three of us still have very strong opinions about building great products and anticipate sharing those opinions in other forums, as we can’t help ourselves. It’s just how we’re wired.
Thank you for being on this journey with us. We’ve learned and we’ve had fun – we hope you have too.
Until next time, stay gold outsiders!