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#13 - A Solid Real Life Example of Focusing on the End Goal from a Lean Training I Took
Aug 27 • 6 min
In this episode I’m sharing a real life example of how some people are able to escape the tunnel vision and focus on the end goal without any mental limitations. I took a Lean training a few years ago while at one of my employers and I was blown away at…
#12 - What’s The Difference Between Product Manager and Product Owner?
Aug 22 • 5 min
Hey guys, this episode is an experiment. It’s a quick solo recording that I did just now right on my paddleboard in the middle of a lake here in Minnesota. I am explaining the difference between Product Manager and Product Owner. Let me know how you like…
#11 - Can UX Designer become a Product Owner and other career options for UXers
Aug 9 • 34 min
In this episode legendary UX designers @DougCollinsUX and @PavelASamsonov join me in the very first three-way podcast conversation. We originally planned to talk about how UX designers deal with Product Owners but quickly pivoted into the subject of what…
#10 - A seasoned developer tells us about the benefits of Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Collective Code Ownership, and more.
Mar 2 • 52 min
My guest today is Jeff Grigg who has over 20 years of experience of working as a developer for multinational corporations. He and I recently engaged into a short tweet exchange where he mentioned a few things that caught my attention. I figured we needed…
#9 - UX designer from Bloomberg on how to make Agile better for design, product role evolution, keeping things simple, Microsoft’s design advantage and more.
Feb 21 • 84 min
In this episode I have a very special guest, Pavel Samsonov, a UX designer from Bloomberg LP. Our conversation is focused on challenges that product design and development organizations face these days. Pavel expresses his view on how Agile may be…
#8 - Gaming: why today’s games are easier than before, what may happen to Fortnite, and more.
Feb 11 • 48 min
In this episode, Oksana Ivanova and I discuss gaming - why today’s games are easier than they were in the past, where the gaming industry is going, what can potentially happen to the Fortnite model as they expand into a social platform arena. This…
#7 - Going down the rabbit hole of product design and organizational roles with Joe Natoli
Jan 30 • 87 min
This episode is very special with a very special guest. Joe Natoli shares insights from his many years of UX consulting experience. We also discuss a rather important topic of product ownership inside product development organizations. Turns out “Product…
#6 – Colorado: why it’s so expensive and so awesome, job market, cute resort towns, and more
Jan 25 • 53 min
I love Colorado! I snowboarded there many years ago (too many actually) and we also visited it last summer. Since Doug was born and spent almost all of his life in this beautiful state (he lives and works in Denver), I thought it would be a great idea to…
#5 – Learning from UX failures, how to negotiate the right to do your job and more
Jan 25 • 49 min
In this episode I let Doug Collins drive. He spoke about his learnings from some of his past failures. We also came up with some tips on how to negotiate with your business partners or managers when they prevent you from properly doing your job as a UX…
#4 - What the X is the ROI of UX? (it’s more than 1X)
Dec 21, 2018 • 62 min
Today Doug Collins and I discussed a rather important topic - return on investment of user experience design. This is very often either not properly understood by executive decision makers or plain neglected. We talk about real life examples with high…
#3 - Current state of crypto, is it investable, how blockchain works, and more.
Dec 13, 2018 • 41 min
Today Oksana and I dove into the current state of the crypto industry and blockchain. I shared my first hand experience related to investing, working for a crypto project, understanding the blockchain in general and things of that nature (i.e. what is…
I narrate my own ebook “Create A Start”
Dec 12, 2018 • 46 min
Hey guys, I always wanted to have audio versions of my ebooks but I didn’t want to deal with all these logistics. Now that I have my podcast, I figured that I can simply narrate them myself here. The first ebook is “Create A Start” that basically tells…
#2 - Is UX org model optimal? Accessibility UX, Sports apps, and more.
Dec 7, 2018 • 55 min
The one and only Doug Collins and I discuss whether the current org model around product development truly sets up a UXer for success. We also talk about one of Doug’s passions - Accessibility UX. Along the way we touch on a few other topics like sports…
Pilot Episode - Gamification in UX, product battles with Marketing and more.
Dec 6, 2018 • 46 min
Hi everybody! I’m super excited to finally launch my podcast! In this very first, aka pilot, episode Oksana Ivanova and I discuss gamification in UX, battles with Marketing during product development and few other interesting things. To learn more about…