Boss Level Podcast

Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to do regardless of all the haters and obstacles out there.


episode 16: Melissa Perri and applying common sense to product management

Today’s topic is product management and lean startup. My guest is Melissa Perri.

When I asked around for tips on who to interview while in New York her name came up frequently. I’ve met her at several conferences and knew her to be an expert on product management. I was sure we’d have a fun chat so I reached out and she agreed to sit down for an interview!

We talk about how to get from business requirements, which often aren’t really requirements at all, to validated learning.

We discuss validation, experiments, user research, a weekly cadence and how top management and product management should work together.

Links for the episode:

  • @lissijean
  • Håkan Forss and the Toyota Kata metaprocess

Sponsor links:

  • Vijay Govindarajan's Three Box Strategy Model
  • Nordic Business Forum
  • Nordic Business Forum SWEDEN

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