Vit Lyoshin Podcast

Vit Lyoshin

Hey there! I'm Vit Lyoshin, and I've been working with technology and cool software stuff for a long time. Now, I'm hosting this podcast where I talk to really smart people who know a lot about making software and managing products. Connect with Me: * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com * LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin * X: twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Facebook: facebook.com/vit.lyoshin.podcast * Instagram: instagram.com/vit.lyoshin.podcast * TikTok: tiktok.com/@vit.lyoshin.podcast * Other: linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Subscribe to hear cool stories and learn new things. read less
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#21 - Understanding Contract-Driven Development Approach | Naresh Jain
2d ago
#21 - Understanding Contract-Driven Development Approach | Naresh Jain
Naresh Jain discusses contract-driven development, which involves creating a contract or API specification between the provider and consumer of a service. This approach ensures collaboration, streamlines communication, and avoids late surprises due to contract mismatches. Naresh is an internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert, currently driving transformative initiatives at Jio. With a career spanning over 20 years, Naresh has significantly influenced product engineering cultures at various unicorns and Fortune 500 companies, including Google, Amazon, and JP Morgan. He is the founder of Xnsio, a consulting business, and has developed tools like ConfEngine and Specmatic. A pioneer of the Agile movement in India, Naresh has organized over 100 international conferences and started multiple user groups. His contributions to the Agile community earned him the Gordon Pask Award in 2007. Takeaways * Contract-driven development involves creating a contract or API specification between the provider and consumer of a service. * It streamlines communication, avoids late surprises, and ensures collaboration between multiple systems. * This approach is suitable for projects with distributed systems, modernizing legacy applications, and building new projects. * It can be applied to greenfield projects, brownfield projects, and legacy revival projects. * It helps decouple releases and components, leading to shorter release cycles and better collaboration. * Contract-driven development improves product stability and resilience through early feedback and more resilient APIs. * The adoption of contract-driven development has visible and hidden costs, including the learning curve and the need to shift how people design and develop. Connect with * Website: https://nareshjain.com/about-me/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nareshjain/ * X: https://twitter.com/nashjain * Xnsio: https://xnsio.com/ * Specmatic: https://specmatic.io/ Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 06:44 Invention of Agile Coach Camps 13:25 Understanding Contract-Driven Development 24:25 Who Initiates a Contract 26:40 Suitability of Contract-Driven Development for Different Projects 32:05 Challenges with Contract-Driven Development 34:39 Cost of Adopting Contract-Driven Development 38:11 Advantages of Contract-Driven Development 41:37 Getting Started with Contract-Driven Development 43:42 Specmatic Tool 48:36 Pitching Contract-Driven Development to Leadership 54:43 Advice from Naresh Jain Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information
#20 - Roles of Product Ops and Product Manager | Chris Butler
Jul 9 2024
#20 - Roles of Product Ops and Product Manager | Chris Butler
In this conversation, Chris Butler, a product manager and writer, discusses his professional journey and the role of product management. Chris Butler is a chaotic good product manager, writer, and speaker who excels in facilitating critical decision-making for teams creating innovative products. With a focus on bias, uncertainty, and randomization, Chris helps build robust and resilient teams. His extensive experience includes product leadership roles at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Cognizant, KAYAK, and Waze. Chris is known for pioneering techniques such as Empathy Mapping for the Machine, Animistic Design Mapping, Confusion Mapping, and Analogical Innovation Mapping, which enhance cross-team alignment in AI product development. Takeaways * Product managers should be adaptable and have a broad skill set that allows them to take on different roles and domains. * Effective product managers have strong communication skills and can facilitate decision-making in various modalities. * Having an open mind and a growth mindset is crucial for product managers to continuously learn and adapt. * Working with leaders who are resistant to change can be challenging, but it is important for product operations to drive change and help leaders adapt to the needs of the team. * Product management is a complex and evolving field, and organizations should consider their unique context and culture when implementing processes and practices. * Understanding biases is crucial for making better decisions. * Balancing individual biases and groupthink is important for effective decision-making. * The Uncertainty Project focuses on decision-making and strategy. * Meetings should facilitate discourse and understanding, and eliminate those that don't produce action items or decisions. * The future of product management involves the impact of AI, human decision-making, and personalization. Connect with * Medium: https://chrizbot.medium.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisbu/ * X: https://twitter.com/chrizbot * Uncertainty Project: https://www.theuncertaintyproject.org/ Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00:00 Introduction 00:06:15 Product Manager is a Combination of Many Other Roles 00:12:12 The Role of Product Operations 00:23:54 Qualities for a Good Product Manager 00:31:00 Challenges of Working with Resistant Leaders 00:34:09 Understanding Biases and Decision-Making 00:37:45 The Uncertainty Project 00:44:56 The Value and Purpose of Meetings 00:55:13 The Future of Product Management: AI and Personalization 01:05:49 Advice from Chris Butler Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information
#19 - Storytelling in Product Management and Design | Jessica Hall
Jul 3 2024
#19 - Storytelling in Product Management and Design | Jessica Hall
Jessica Hall, design and product leader, discusses communication between designers and product managers, storytelling techniques, and the importance of AI in design and product management. Jessica is a design and product leader who assists companies in understanding customers, focusing efforts, and driving business results. She authored "The Product Mindset: Succeed in the Digital Economy by Changing the Way Your Organization Thinks," a book that guides leaders in building thriving product teams through a bold, innovative approach to product development focused on shared outlooks that drive focus, speed, experimentation, and innovation. Takeaways * Functional tension between design and engineering is crucial for effective collaboration. * Clear alignment on goals and priorities is essential for a successful partnership between design, product, and engineering. * Leadership plays a critical role in fostering a collaborative and respectful environment. * Storytelling is a powerful tool for conveying product strategy, organizational change, and career progression. * Storytelling is a crucial skill for product managers and designers to effectively communicate the value and purpose of their products. * Product managers need to be adaptable and embrace change in the face of evolving technologies like AI. * Developing a growth mindset is essential for product managers to continuously learn and stay relevant in a rapidly changing industry. * Effective communication and the ability to have difficult conversations are key skills for product managers to navigate the workplace successfully. Connect with Jessica * Website: https://www.hallwaystudio.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicashall/ * X: https://x.com/JessHallway Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 04:02 Communication Between Designers and Product Managers 11:51 Handling Different Opinions Between Product Managers and Designers 18:45 Storytelling Techniques in Product Management 22:40 Types of Storytelling 32:18 Crafting a Career Story for Advancement 35:11 Storytelling for Multiple Products, Personas, and Markets 36:44 Storytelling in Content Creation 40:15 Fractional Leadership Trend 42: 27 Adapting to the Age of AI 51:10 Prepare Yourself for AI Revolution 56:45 Advice from Jessica Hall Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#18 - Role of AI in Career, Business, and Beyond | Ben Gold
Jun 27 2024
#18 - Role of AI in Career, Business, and Beyond | Ben Gold
In this conversation, Ben Gold, an AI strategy consultant, delves into the transformative role of AI in various aspects of our lives. He explains its impact on careers, workplace efficiency, ethical considerations, and future implications. Ben Gold is an AI strategist and keynote speaker with over 20 years of technology experience. He specializes in guiding companies through the AI adoption process with customized strategies. Ben offers consulting services that include assessments, pilot programs, training, strategic roadmaps, and impactful keynotes, all aimed at helping organizations achieve tangible results. By demystifying AI and translating its complexities into accessible strategies, Ben enables businesses to harness AI's power to work smarter, faster, and more effectively. Takeaways * AI can be leveraged by job seekers to improve their resumes, define career goals, prepare for interviews, and enhance job retention. * AI is transforming the workplace and education, enabling new teaching methods and improving business processes. * Centralized databases and AI analysis can provide organizations with actionable insights for decision-making. * Implementing AI at the C-level and developing policies is crucial for the successful integration and utilization of AI. * AI can significantly improve efficiency in sales by automating manual tasks and freeing up time for sales reps to focus on more important activities. * AI can be used in product management to gather accurate usage data and optimize products based on customer needs and preferences. * Ethical considerations are important when using AI, and organizations should carefully evaluate the biases present in AI models and double-check their decisions. * Deepfakes pose a significant threat, and individuals should be cautious about believing everything they see or hear, especially in the age of AI-generated content. * The future of AI is uncertain, but it has the potential to revolutionize entertainment, robotics, and various industries. The impact on the job market and society as a whole remains to be seen. Connect with Ben * Website: http://www.bengoldai.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bengoldsales/ Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 05:01 Leveraging AI for Career Advancement 09:45 AI is Getting Better Overtime 15:25 Transforming the Workplace and Education with AI 20:14 Opportunities for Organizations to Leverage AI 22:49 Implementing AI at the C-Level: Developing Policies 26:43 AI's Efficiency Gains in Sales 28:48 AI in Product Management: Optimizing Products 32:41 Ethical Considerations and Bias in AI 38:42 The Dangers of Deepfakes 44:29 The Future of AI: Entertainment and Robotics 48:27 Societal Implications of Widespread AI Adoption Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#17 - Leading Transformative Change | Erika Lenz
Jun 20 2024
#17 - Leading Transformative Change | Erika Lenz
In this conversation, Erica Lenz, co-founder and strategic change officer of Kinetic Change, discusses organizational transformation, system thinking, and process visualization. Erika is a seasoned consultant, educator, coach, and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in improving organizational performance and operational excellence through lean, flow, systems thinking, and agile methodologies. Erika leads and mentors technical, product, and business teams, driving innovation, value creation, and strategic leadership. She guides leaders through transformative shifts using systems thinking, process visualization, quantitative measurement, and iterative development. Erika is a principles-driven, pragmatic, and framework-agnostic expert with multiple agile certifications. She also shares her knowledge through teaching, speaking, and writing. Takeaways * Organizations are dealing with an increasing amount of change, and many employees lack the skills to navigate it effectively. * Kinetic Change focuses on optimizing organizations for rapid change by being human-centric, adaptable, and employing iterative and incremental change plans. * System thinking is a powerful approach to understanding complex systems and identifying areas for improvement. * Visualization techniques, such as causal loop diagramming and flow mapping, can help teams and organizations gain insights and improve communication. * Metrics should be tied to the specific problem being addressed and should focus on flow and efficiency rather than vanity metrics. Metrics should not only focus on flow but also on quality to avoid shortcuts and ensure zero-defect software. * The iterative approach involves building and improving something through feedback and continuous improvement methods, while the incremental approach involves working in small pieces. * A blame-free culture is crucial for driving productive behaviors and problem-solving conversations. * Staying updated in the field of agile and lean system thinking requires constant reading, networking, and seeking out educational resources. * To promote organizational change, it's important to stay motivated, take care of oneself, and reach out to inspiring individuals and communities. Connect with Erika * Website: https://www.kineticchange.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikalenz/ * X: https://x.com/Erika_L_Lenz * Substack: https://substack.com/@erikalenz Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Intro 04:18 The Vision Behind Kinetic Change 07:40 Choosing Methodologies for Change Management 10:35 Implementing System Thinking in Organizations 14:17 The Power of Visualization in Process Improvement 19:45 Tools for Process Mapping 22:46 Iterations for Work Refinement 28:47 Metrics to Measure Success 34:14 Understanding the Iterative Approach 38:02 How to Apply Iteration and Increments to Change Initiatives 41:39 Driving Productive Behaviors through Feedback 51:55 Staying Updated in Agile, Lean, and System Thinking 54:40 Advice From Erika Lenz 57:56: Connect with Erika Lenz Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#16 - Getting Started with Serverless | Vadym Kazulkin
Jun 12 2024
#16 - Getting Started with Serverless | Vadym Kazulkin
Vadim Kozulkin discusses serverless technologies and AWS in the context of Java. Vadym is the Head of Development at ip.labs GmbH, a FUJIFILM Group subsidiary based in Bonn, Germany. With over two decades of experience in the Java ecosystem, Vadym specializes in designing and implementing highly scalable and available applications, focusing strongly on Serverless and AWS Cloud technologies. He is also a co-organizer of the Java User Group Bonn meetup, an AWS Community Builder in the Serverless category, and a frequent speaker at various meetups and conferences. Takeaways * Serverless technology abstracts away infrastructure management, allowing developers to focus on business logic. * AWS provides various offerings to support serverless, including AWS Lambda. * Java is a good choice for serverless due to its strong community and open-source projects. * Java faces challenges with cold starts in serverless environments. * Serverless computing provides instant scaling, but there are limits and considerations for each service. * Cost in serverless infrastructure depends on factors like API requests, Lambda invocations, and memory usage. Developers need to understand the cost and pricing of serverless services. * Observability tools in the serverless space can be expensive. * Comparing the total cost of ownership is important when considering serverless. * Security in serverless is a shared responsibility. Connect with Vadym * Website: https://dev.to/vkazulkin * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vadymkazulkin/ Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Intro 05:42 What is the Serverless Technology? 11:16 How Does AWS Support Serverless? 13:50 Java in Serverless 17:13 Benefits and Challenges of Using Java in Serverless 22:18 How Can Serverless Help with Scalability of Applications? 26:17 Performance Considerations in the Serverless 28:45 Understanding the Cost and Pricing of Serverless Services 38:24 The Total Cost of Ownership Considerations 42:40 Estimating the Cost of Serverless 44:18 Security in Serverless 48:25 Advice from Vadym Kazulkin Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#15 - How Clean Language Transforms Communication | Dr. Caitlin Walker
Jun 4 2024
#15 - How Clean Language Transforms Communication | Dr. Caitlin Walker
Dr. Caitlin Walker discusses the application of clean language in conflict resolution, organizational development, and product management. Dr. Caitlin Walker is an expert in conflict resolution, organizational development, and community mediation, with a PhD in Clean Language Interviewing from Liverpool John Moores University. She is the originator of Systemic Modelling and #DramaFree skills and has a background in linguistics and machine language recognition research. Since 1996, Caitlin has developed processes for sustainable systemic change using Clean Language, achieving notable success in various contexts including work with at-risk teenagers and major organizations. Her methods are integral to programs at institutions like the Open University and Liverpool John Moores University, and she has designed bespoke learning and development programs for diverse clients globally. Takeaways * Clean language is a tool that allows individuals to reflect on their own system and update themselves, promoting learning and growth in groups. * The application of clean language in the workplace can lead to smarter, more intelligent interactions, reducing unnecessary misunderstandings and conflicts. * Drama-free conversations involve minimizing unnecessary drama and addressing conflicts in a way that promotes positive working relationships and psychological safety. * In product management, clean language can be used to uncover the exact issues that users have, using metaphors and clean questions to guide the discovery phase. * Psychological safety and trust are essential for the successful implementation of clean language in workplace communication and product management. Clean language is essential for effective communication, feedback, and problem-solving in various contexts. * The application of clean language extends to surveys, AI models, and written language, providing valuable insights and reducing bias. * Future developments and research in clean language focus on health, diversity, inclusion, and equality, offering potential applications in workplace and social settings. * Those interested in learning and practicing clean language techniques can explore training programs, online resources, and connect with experts in the field. Connect with Caitlin * Website: https://trainingattention.co.uk/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlin-walker-phd-6a11a8b/ If you would like to learn more about these skills and how to use them with teams, you can join us for our Clean for Teams online training https://cleanlearning.co.uk/events/detail/clean-for-teams-July-2024-afternoons If you're interested in holding more DramaFree conversations in your work teams and communities then you can see what is going on online and in-person in Colorado in August: https://www.trebuchetgroup.com/drama-free Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps 00:00 Intro 03:56 What Clean Language Is? 07:32 Benefits of Clean Language 09:15 Techniques to Start Using Clean Language 16:50 Drama-Free Conversations 23:49 Applying Clean Language in Product Management 28:19 Metaphors vs Analogies 31:39 Clean Language in Spoken and Written Languages 33:53 Expanding the Application of Clean Language 36:32 Clean Language in AI 40:21 Clean Language During the Facilitation of Events 45.52 Future Developments and Research in Clean Language 48:06 Advice from Dr. Caitlin Walker Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#14 - Strategy, Value Streams, and OKRs Explained | Minaxi Punjabi
May 28 2024
#14 - Strategy, Value Streams, and OKRs Explained | Minaxi Punjabi
In this podcast episode, Minaxi Panjabi, an agile coach and expert in strategy development and OKRs, discusses the topics of strategy, value streams, and OKRs. Minaxi is a passionate human-centric leadership practitioner who combines neuroscience and anthropology to enhance collaboration and drive value within organizations. With expertise in change implementation, governance, and product delivery, she focuses on shifting mindsets towards a value-oriented approach, empowering teams and organizations to thrive in a dynamic world. Takeaways * Understanding the WHY behind the strategy is crucial for effective implementation. * Value streams provide a holistic view of the actions required to deliver value to customers and promote collaboration and awareness within an organization. * OKRs serve as a feedback mechanism for measuring progress toward objectives and can help identify areas for improvement. * Starting with small experiments can be an effective way to implement value streams and OKRs. Connect with Minaxi * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/minaxi-punjabi/ Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro (03:16) Developing Strategy and Long-Term Goals (05:40) Aligning Agile Practices with Strategic Goals (09:10) Executing the Strategy (13:37) Understanding Value Streams (19:07) Developing Value Stream Mapping (21:50) Benefits of Visualizing Value Streams (24:34) Other Benefits of Value Streams (27:36) Mistakes People Make When Mapping Value Streams (29:01) Introduction to OKRs (32:46) Setting Up OKRs (36:55) Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid (39:48) Final Advice Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#13 - Becoming an Extraordinary Agile Coach | Bob Galen
May 21 2024
#13 - Becoming an Extraordinary Agile Coach | Bob Galen
In this conversation, Bob Galen discusses his journey into agile coaching, the motivation behind his latest book called “Extraordinary Badass Agile Coach”, and the agile coaching profession. Bob is an agile leader, coach, author, and community builder with nearly 20 years of experience in turning around struggling organizations and teams. As a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), he specializes in agile leadership, scaling agile enterprises, agile testing, and DevOps. Bob is dedicated to leveraging Scrum+XP, Lean, and Kanban practices to deliver software value effectively. Takeaways * Continuous learning and self-mastery are essential for agile coaches. * The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel provides a framework for developing coaching skills and identifying areas for growth. * Coaches should focus on developing expertise in technical, product, or organizational domains. * Effective communication, storytelling, and adaptability are key skills for coaches. * Coaches should avoid complacency, be patient, and take a holistic approach to coaching. * Addressing systemic issues and looking beyond team-level coaching is crucial for success. * Finding meaningful metrics is important for tracking progress and improvement. Metrics can create dysfunction in organizations, so coaches should be cautious and use data carefully. * Coaches need to understand leaders' goals and speak their language, rather than immediately translating everything into agile terms. * Building empathy and relationships with leaders is crucial before diving into coaching. * Balancing confidentiality and transparency when accessing sensitive information is an ethical dilemma that coaches must navigate. * The coaching industry is undergoing a shift, with a focus on excellence and the rise of highly skilled coaches. * Aspiring coaches should read key books, find mentors, engage in the agile community, and focus on self-mastery. Connect with Bob Website: https://rgalen.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobgalen/ Podcast: https://www.meta-cast.com/ Other: https://www.agile-moose.com/ Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro (05:45) Extraordinary Badass Agile Coach Book (09:30) The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel: A Framework for Development (13:22) Developing Competencies for Coaches (19:06) Mistakes that Coaches Make (24:15) Advice to Coaches to Enhance Their Technical Skills (28:20) Challenges of Metrics in Agile Coaching (33:49) Building Empathy and Relationships with Leaders (41:15) Balancing Confidentiality and Transparency in Accessing Sensitive Information (43:23) Agile Coaching Trends (49:05) Advice from Bob Galen Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#12 - Creating High Performing Teams | Sandy Mamoli
May 14 2024
#12 - Creating High Performing Teams | Sandy Mamoli
In this conversation, Sandy Mamoli discusses high-performing teams and their characteristics. Sandy Mamoli is a former professional athlete and Olympian from Austria, who transitioned to a career in Natural Language Processing, eventually joining Sony Ericsson in technical roles. Relocating to New Zealand in 2007, she co-founded Nomad8 and became a renowned Agile Coach, working with companies worldwide on agile methodologies, high-performance teams, and business agility. A keynote speaker at major global conferences, Sandy is also the co-author of "Creating Great Teams," focusing on high-performing Agile teams and self-selection. Takeaways * Agile teams are defined by a shared goal and purpose, dependency on each other, and a shared history. * A team's mindset, including beliefs such as sensing and responding, collecting feedback, and adapting, is crucial for agility. * Measuring team performance is difficult and context-dependent; comparing teams for inspiration and learning is more effective. * Designing teams should involve self-selection and giving teams time to learn and become high-performing. * Challenges in implementing agile practices can be overcome by focusing on fun, ownership, and continuous learning. * Organizations and leadership should have open conversations with teams, listen to their perspectives, and understand their challenges. Connect with Sandy * Website: https://nomad8.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandymamoli/ * X: https://twitter.com/smamol Connect with Vit * Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ * X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin * Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro (05:18) Definition of an Agile Team (09:23) Measuring Team Performance vs Individual Performance (11:41) Identifying Poor Performance and Behaviors on Agile Team (15:16) How to Measure an Agile Team Performance (19:53) How to Measure the Individual Performance of a Team Member (21:26) How to Compare Agile Teams (24:02) Steps to Design a New Agile Team (27:13) Prerequisites to Forming a New Agile Team (28:49) Team’s Perspectives on Agility (30:51) Identify and Fix Bad Agile Practices and Behaviors (37:30) Advice for Team (38:14) Advice for Leadership Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#11 - Exploring the Unique Format of Agile Coach Camps | Paul Boos
May 7 2024
#11 - Exploring the Unique Format of Agile Coach Camps | Paul Boos
In this episode, Paul Boos, an Agile coach at Excella and program director of Agile Coach Camps at Agile Alliance, discusses coach camps and their unique format. He shares his journey of becoming an Agile coach and explains how coach camps differ from traditional events and conferences. Paul works with executives and teams to develop pragmatic approaches to achieve enterprise agility applying Lean, Lean Startup, iterative approaches, and portfolio management techniques. Pauls speaks on many Agile topics at conferences and events. He services on the organizing committee for all of the Agile Coach Camps within the United States. Takeaways * Coach camps are unique events that offer a self-organizing and open space format for participants to explore various topics related to coaching. * The origins of coach camps can be traced back to the idea of creating a space for hallway conversations and leveraging the principles of OpenSpace. * Coach camps provide an opportunity for participants to learn from each other, share experiences, and make connections with like-minded individuals. * The experience at coach camps is conversation-based, with participants proposing topics and engaging in discussions rather than attending presentations. * Hosting coach camps within organizations can be beneficial for addressing organization-specific challenges and fostering collaboration among coaches. * Coach camps provide a collaborative and supportive environment for agile coaches and other professionals to share knowledge and learn from each other. * Participants come from various backgrounds and roles, including scrum masters, consultants, managers, and sociologists. * The camps cover a wide range of topics, from technical skills to humanistic approaches, allowing participants to explore different areas of interest. * Key takeaways include letting go of predefined expectations, making connections with like-minded professionals, and being open to new experiences and perspectives. Connect with Paul Regional Camps: https://agilecoachcamp.org/ Worldwide Camps: https://agilecoachcamp.net/ Website: https://www.excella.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulboos/ Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro (08:43) Origins and Evolution of Coach Camps (10:51) Agile Coach Camps Experience (15:27) Learnings During Agile Coach Camps (20:07) Requirements and Specifics to Agile Coach Camps (23:11) Facilitation Techniques for Agile Coach Camps (25:42) Remote Agile Coach Camps (30:17) Attendance of Agile Coach Camps (32:53) Hosting an Agile Coach Camp within an Organization (35:33) Who Come to Agile Coach Camps (41:44) Challenges Coaches Have During Agile Coach Camps (45:09) Scheduling and Locations of Agile Coach Camps (50:17) Advice to People Who Want to Participate For the First Time (53:20) Advice to New Agile Coach Camp Organizers (54:58) Coach Camps Alongside Traditional Conferences (58:37) Other Open Space Type Events Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this.
#10 - Customer Support Strategies, Metrics, and AI (Jovana Kandic)
Apr 30 2024
#10 - Customer Support Strategies, Metrics, and AI (Jovana Kandic)
Joana Kandic, Product Manager at cake.com, discusses customer support strategies, metrics, and future trends. Jovana is a seasoned professional with a strong focus on customer support and success. She excels in managing all facets of customer service, from developing strategies to overseeing performance metrics. Currently, she is leading a team of product managers, driving innovation, and leveraging data to achieve business growth. In her previous role, Jovana directed customer support efforts, establishing policies, metrics, and quality assurance programs. Jovana also recruited, trained, and led teams while implementing systems to gather and analyze user feedback. Takeaways Align customer support with business goals and focus on exceptional support Measure metrics such as first reply time, resolution time, and agent performance Utilize AI to analyze feedback and assist support teams Collaborate with other departments and prioritize communication Take care of support agents' well-being and monitor team retention Connect with Jovana Website: www.cake.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jovana-kandic/  Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/  X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin  Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin  Timestamps (00:00) Intro (04:55) Customer Service Strategy (16:20) Measuring Support Team and Customer Satisfaction (27:45) Collecting Feedback and Analysis (32:27) Trends and AI Tools for Support Team (43:13) Collaboration and Communication Across Departments (47:28) Advice from Jovana Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this.
#9 - Strategies for Creating a Culture of Trust (Toby Rao)
Apr 23 2024
#9 - Strategies for Creating a Culture of Trust (Toby Rao)
Summary In this conversation, Toby Rao, an agile leader and community builder, discusses building high-performance teams, NLP techniques, emotional intelligence, and psychological safety. As the founder and principal of TORA Solutions, Toby specializes in Strategic Agile Transformation, Change Management, Program Management, and Organizational Development. With over 20 years of experience across various industries including IT, e-commerce, banking, and government, Toby is dedicated to helping organizations achieve their strategic goals through modern agile methodologies, driving business agility, and delivering tangible value. He has worked with renowned organizations such as Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase, CGI, and ICF, as well as several US Federal agencies, offering his expertise in coaching, consulting, training, and mentoring. Toby is committed to giving back to the Agile community, co-founding and leading two Agile meetups in Virginia with over 1300 members. He is also a sought-after speaker at agile conferences and industry events worldwide. Takeaways High-performing teams are built through trust, empowerment, effective communication, and clear roles and responsibilities. Challenges in team dynamics include resistance to change, unclear roles, politics, lack of feedback, and unrealistic expectations. NLP techniques, such as the NLP communication model, sensory equity, reframing, and anchoring, can improve communication and problem-solving. Emotional intelligence helps individuals understand their emotions and behaviors, leading to better team dynamics. Emotional intelligence involves understanding and effectively using your emotions in relationships and communication. Developing emotional intelligence can be done through self-awareness and seeking feedback from others. Creating a safe environment for psychological safety is crucial for team success. Remote work can impact psychological safety, but building personal connections and incorporating team-building activities can help maintain a sense of camaraderie. Connect with Toby Website: https://tobyrao.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobyrao/  X: https://twitter.com/tobyrao Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/  X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin  Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin  Timestamps (00:00) Intro (05:36) Building High-Performance Teams (08:25) Challenges Teams Face When Transitioning to Agile (13:37) NLP Techniques for Communication and Problem-Solving (24:05) The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Team Dynamics (26:24) Developing Emotional Intelligence (34:43) Psychological Safety and Developing a Safe Environment for Teams (44:45) Effect on Psychological Safety of Remote Teams Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this.
#8 - Insights on Staying Relevant in the Job (Elena Agaragimova)
Apr 16 2024
#8 - Insights on Staying Relevant in the Job (Elena Agaragimova)
Elena Agaragimova, a talent development expert, discusses staying relevant in the field, the impact of AI on talent development, and the use of AI in acquiring talent. Elena Agaragimova is a talented expert in finding and developing great people. She's worked in universities and big companies, helping them grow. Right now, she's in a tech consulting firm, where she's in charge of finding new talent. But she doesn't just hire people - she helps them grow and do their best work. Elena is also really good at speaking and writing about her work, inspiring people all over the world. She hosts two podcasts where she shares her tips and stories. Her books include Shift and The Rough Guide to Awesome Leadership. Shift provides readers with actionable advice for life-altering changes, while Rough Guide offers new managers a fun yet practical roadmap to success. Outside of work, she helps young people and veterans find their way in the professional world. Elena's mission is to help everyone succeed in their careers. Takeaways To stay relevant in the field, individuals should cultivate curiosity, have the courage to make changes, and build relationships. Organizations can support talent development by being proactive, having a solid strategy, and providing resources for managers to effectively develop their teams. AI can be used in talent acquisition to assess potential based on a candidate's whole profile, rather than relying solely on resumes. Predicting future trends and skills in the tech industry is challenging, but staying adaptable and open to learning is crucial. Soft skills, such as communication, influence, and leadership, are essential in any role and will always be in demand. Staying updated on technological advancements, such as AI and machine learning, is crucial to remain relevant in the job market. There is a disconnect between higher education and the corporate world, with many graduates lacking real-life skills and struggling to communicate their value. Applying online through ATS systems has a low success rate, and networking and building relationships are key to finding opportunities. Personal well-being and habits, including sleep, nutrition, exercise, and social ties, play a significant role in career success. Connect with Elena Website: https://elenaagar.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenaagaragimova/ X: https://twitter.com/elenaagaragi YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-tUIvseCy5SKgzkZuXv7Q  Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/  X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin  Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin  Timestamps (00:00) Intro (05:20) Maintaining Relevance in the Field (09:32) The Role of Organizations in Talent Development (15:54) Using AI in Talent Acquisition (22:23) Trends and Opportunities in Tech Skills (25:10) Today’s Challenges in the Workforce (30:43) How to Learn the Hiring Process (34:26) The Importance of Networking (37:43) Ask for More Responsibilities (40:54) Advice from Elena to Professionals Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this.
#7 - Tips to Land a Product Management Job (Anna Naumova)
Apr 3 2024
#7 - Tips to Land a Product Management Job (Anna Naumova)
Learn the tips to land a Product Management job in 2024! In this conversation, Anna Naumova, a product manager and career coach, shares insights and tips on product management and job search in the tech industry. Takeaways * Communication, strategic vision, and leadership skills are crucial for product managers. * Domain expertise is increasingly important for product managers in a competitive job market. * Job seekers should focus on visa status, optimize their resumes for specific job descriptions, and leverage networking and personal branding. * Preparation and practice are key for successful job interviews. Resumes are important and should be tailored to the job description. It is crucial to showcase achievements and have confidence in one's abilities. * Common resume mistakes include not tying the resume to the job description, listing multiple job titles that require different skill sets, and not including important information like location and technical skills. * When managing multiple resumes on LinkedIn, it is important to focus on one specific role and tailor the profile accordingly. It is also possible to use different names or remove certain information to maintain privacy. * The future of work may involve a combination of remote, hybrid, and on-site arrangements. Companies have different policies, but remote work and offshore teams can be cost-effective. * Product managers should acquire skills in technological trends such as AI, ML, VR, and automation. They should also focus on efficiency, lean approaches, and critical thinking. * Job seekers should be patient, prepare extensively, and seek support from psychologists, coaches, or friends. It is important to stay motivated and consider alternative ways to make money if a job search becomes challenging. Connect with Anna Website: https://annanaumova.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naumovaanna/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@prodcastUS Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Introduction and Background (03:23) Qualifications and Skills for Product Managers (10:06) Demand for Specific Hard Skills (16:12) Job Search Tips and Strategies (29:08) Other Job Search Techniques (33:50) The Importance of Resumes and Self-Confidence (36:32) Common Resume Mistakes (40:43) Managing Multiple Resumes on LinkedIn (46:31) The Future of Remote, Hybrid, and On-Site Work (51:13) Skills for Product Managers in the Future (57:37) Advice for Job Seekers Please subscribe, leave an honest review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this.
#6 - Agile Discipline, Transparency, AI and Metrics (Alex Polyakov)
Mar 26 2024
#6 - Agile Discipline, Transparency, AI and Metrics (Alex Polyakov)
Welcome back to the next episode of the Vit Lyoshin Podcast! Please follow, leave a review, and share with people you think will benefit from hearing this information. Your support greatly helps and motivates me to produce more episodes like this. The video version of the Vit Lyoshin Podcast can be found on YouTube. In this episode, Alex Polyakov, founder and CEO of Project Simpl.ai, discusses his career journey and the software his company is building for agile development teams. Alex is a multifaceted professional and has had a diverse career journey. Over the past two decades, he has worn various hats, from Application Developer to Solutions Architect, and Startup Founder. Currently, Alex leads a company called ProjectSimple.ai that aims to revolutionize software development. Their mission is to enhance teamwork and transparency while providing GPS-like guidance for software delivery. Their innovative approach helps address development challenges and mitigate risks, all powered by AI. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Alex hosts a YouTube channel called “Let’s Talk Agile,” where he delves into software development topics. Takeaways * Agile is a discipline, not just a methodology or framework. * The focus should be on solving real problems and driving change, rather than perfecting the process. * Choosing the right methodology, such as ScrumBan, can improve team collaboration and efficiency. * Transparency and visibility are crucial in software development, but the metrics and tools used should be tailored to different stakeholders. * Building discipline is crucial in teams, and it requires encouraging participation from all members. * AI can be used to improve predictability in project delivery by analyzing data and providing alerts. * AI has the potential to enhance development tools and improve processes, but it is important to focus on efficiency factors. * Metrics and analytics play a significant role in project management, and AI can be used to drive predictability measurements. * Technical entrepreneurs should consider the financial aspect, focus on monetization, and develop sales and marketing skills. * Podcasts can provide genuine and insightful information, helping to educate and inspire the next generation of professionals. * While AI has potential, its impact on the industry is still evolving, and it may not bring significant life-changing advancements in the short term. Connect with Alex Website: https://projectsimple.ai/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apolyako/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@lets-talk-agile/featured Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro: About Alex Polyakov (04:40) ProjectSimple.ai Software (15:04) Choosing the Right Methodology (18:50) Perfecting the Process vs Solving Problems (24:29) Transparency and Visibility (29:38) Encouraging Participation (33:31) Leveraging AI (40:08) Metrics, Analytics, and AI (43:12) Advice for Technical Entrepreneurs (50:02) The Purpose of the Podcast (55:35) The Impact of AI on the Industry
#5 - Building Relationship and Credibility When Coaching Leaders (Gary Cohen)
Mar 19 2024
#5 - Building Relationship and Credibility When Coaching Leaders (Gary Cohen)
In this episode, Gary Cohen shares insights on coaching leaders in organizations on agile principles and practices. Gary is a software development leader and an agile coach/consultant. His specialties include software development leadership, agile development and product management, agile mentoring/coaching, business process reengineering, consulting, and mentoring. He is a strong advocate for continuous improvement, emphasizes the importance of feedback across all aspects of the organization, and is passionate about empowering people within the organization. Gary holds several agile credentials, including Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, ICP-Agile Facilitation, ICP-Agile Coaching, and Path to Agility Practitioner. His multifaceted skills contribute to building effective and adaptive software development teams and processes. Takeaways Understand the business outcomes leaders want to achieve and align agile practices with those goals. Cross-functional teams are powerful and important in achieving the benefits of agile. Learning and adapting are key features of agile, but they may contradict fixed schedules and roadmaps. Develop internal champions to sustain agile practices within organizations. Building relationships and trust is crucial in agile coaching. Giving frontline employees a voice helps build trust and credibility. Agile metrics should be used as a guide and guardrails, not the end goal. Measuring value in non-monetary terms can be challenging but essential. Agile coaching is evolving towards more cross-functional teams and a focus on outcomes. Focus on delivering value and being valuable to others, rather than titles or compensation. Develop emotional intelligence and self-mastery as an agile coach. Courage and transparency are important when coaching leaders. Continuous learning and curiosity are key traits for agile coaches. Join agile coaching communities and events for further learning and practice. Connect with Gary Website: ⁠https://www.practical-agility.com/⁠  LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyacohen/⁠  Meetup: ⁠https://www.meetup.com/philadelphia-area-agile-coaching-dojo/⁠  Connect with Vit Website: ⁠https://vitlyoshin.com/⁠  LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/⁠  X: ⁠https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin⁠  Other: ⁠https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin⁠  Timestamps (⁠00:00⁠) Intro (⁠05:07⁠) The Importance of Coaching Leadership on Agile Principles and Practices (⁠07:56⁠) Essential Agile Practices for Leaders (⁠13:49⁠) Establishing Trust and Credibility with Leaders (⁠15:50⁠) Understanding and Communicating with Leaders (⁠19:50⁠) Sustaining Progress After the Coach Leaves (⁠25:22⁠) Overcoming Resistance from Leaders (⁠33:35⁠) Using Agile Metrics (⁠40:34⁠) Upcoming Trends in Agile (⁠47:57⁠) Advice to Younger Self (⁠50:11⁠) Final Lesson from Coaching Leaders (⁠54:06⁠) How to Contact Gary Cohen Subscribe to the Vit Lyoshin Podcast, write an honest review, and share with people who you think will benefit from hearing this information.
#4 - Self-Organization, Open Space & Agile Games to Empower Teams (Julie Bright)
Mar 12 2024
#4 - Self-Organization, Open Space & Agile Games to Empower Teams (Julie Bright)
In this conversation, Vit Lyoshin interviews Julie Bright, an Agile coach, facilitator, and trainer. They discuss various Agile methodologies, facilitation techniques, and Agile coaching. Julie shares her journey of becoming an Agile coach and the importance of self-organization and empowerment in Agile teams. They also explore the concept of team self-selection and its benefits in creating cross-functional and highly motivated teams. This conversation covers various topics related to agile work, leadership, and community. The role of leadership in remote work is discussed, highlighting the need for decision-making and support. The benefits of Open Space meetings are explored, emphasizing the value of self-organization and collaboration. The importance of fun and engagement in agile is emphasized, with a focus on using agile games for learning and team building. The value of connection and support in the agile community is highlighted, along with the importance of staying up-to-date with agile innovations. The role of agile coaches and mentors is discussed, emphasizing their role as catalysts for teams. The conversation concludes with advice for agile coaches and peers, emphasizing the importance of sticking together and recognizing their value. Takeaways * Agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, XP, and Lean offer different frameworks and techniques for managing complex projects. * Implementing Agile requires a shift in mindset and a focus on empowering individuals and self-organization. * Team self-selection is a powerful technique that allows individuals to choose the teams they want to work with, leading to higher motivation and better collaboration. * Agile is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and organizations should choose the methodologies and techniques that best suit their specific needs. * Leadership plays a crucial role in remote work, requiring decision-making and support. * Open Space meetings offer self-organization and collaboration opportunities. * Fun and engagement are important in agile work, and agile games can be used for learning and team building. * The agile community provides valuable connections and support for agile practitioners. * Staying up-to-date with agile innovations is essential for agile coaches and peers. * Agile coaches and mentors act as catalysts for teams, providing guidance and support. * Agile coaches and peers should stick together and recognize their value in the agile community. Connect with Julie LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-bri... Connect with Vit Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/ X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin Timestamps (00:00) Intro (07:35) Overview of Agile Methodologies (13:27) Implementing Agile in Organizations (22:00) Self-Organization Technique (35:39) Using Open Space as an Inspect and Adapt Framework (39:18) Using Agile Games for Learning and Team Building (51:33) Staying Up-to-Date with Agile Trends and Innovations (01:00:10) Advice for Agile Coaches and Peers Subscribe to the Vit Lyoshin Podcast, write an honest review, and share with people who you think will benefit from hearing this information. You can also find this podcast on YouTube.
#3 - SAFe Practitioner Takes on Agile, Coaching & Team Development (Anna Zavarzina)
Mar 2 2024
#3 - SAFe Practitioner Takes on Agile, Coaching & Team Development (Anna Zavarzina)
In this podcast episode, Vit Lyoshin interviews Anna Zavarzina, an agile coach and trainer, about various topics related to agile coaching and facilitation. They discuss a day in the life of an agile coach, facilitation techniques, team and leadership development, trends in agile, and the future of agile. They also touch on the application of agile in non-technical fields. Anna shares her insights and experiences from working with different organizations and industries. Takeaways: Agile coaching involves helping teams and organizations adopt agile methodologies and frameworks, such as Scrum and Kanban. Facilitation techniques in agile coaching include creating a safe and inclusive environment, promoting active listening, and addressing conflicts early. Team and leadership development in agile focuses on building trust, establishing open and honest communication, and aligning with organizational goals. Agile is applicable beyond the IT industry, with organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and other fields adopting agile practices. The future of agile may involve adjustments and adaptations to existing frameworks, but the core principles of agility, such as customer centricity and continuous improvement, will remain important. Connect with Anna: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-zavarzina-spc6-icp-acc-safe-agilist-sfc-csm-9a12741a0/  Connect with Vit: Website: ⁠⁠https://vitlyoshin.com/⁠⁠  LinkedIn: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/⁠⁠  X: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin⁠⁠  Other: ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin⁠⁠  Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and Background 07:36 A Day in the Life of an Agile Coach 13:35 Facilitation Techniques 18:48 Team and Leadership Development 24:08 Trends in Agile and SAFe Framework 34:30 Agile in Non-Technical Fields 40:41 Future of Agility 50:00 How to Connect with Anna Subscribe to the Vit Lyoshin Podcast, write an honest review, and share with people who you think with benefit from hearing this information. You can also find this podcast on YouTube.
#2 - How Venture Studio Does Product Innovation (Adil Faisal)
Feb 26 2024
#2 - How Venture Studio Does Product Innovation (Adil Faisal)
In this conversation, Adil Faisal, a product innovation coach and founder of the 8126 Venture Studio, discusses the concept of product innovation and the work he does with his studio. He shares examples of product innovations and highlights the key principles and practices that contribute to successful product innovation. Adil also explains the difference between a venture studio and an incubator, and how they support startups. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the challenges of transitioning from a project to a product mindset. In this conversation, Adil Faisal discusses the challenges and strategies for transitioning from a project to a product mindset. He highlights the resistance that can arise during this transition and emphasizes the importance of addressing it by creating peace of mind and clarifying roles within the new product-focused structure. Adil also emphasizes the need for a clear north star and problem-solving approach in product development. He suggests using OKRs as a lightweight tool to align teams and ensure a clear focus. Additionally, Adil discusses the importance of separating innovation management from the main mission and establishing a crisp, clear innovation management process. Takeaways: Product innovation involves finding new ways of solving problems or improving existing solutions. Successful product innovation requires following principles such as lean startup and design thinking, and practices like iterative development and continuous learning. A venture studio focuses on developing in-house ideas and nurturing them into successful products, while an incubator supports external startup founders. Transitioning from a project to a product mindset involves thinking about the long-term value and continuity of a solution. Challenges in transitioning from project to product include maintaining focus on the problem, avoiding the project mindset, and ensuring continuity of service. Address resistance to the project to product transition by creating peace of mind and clarifying roles within the new product-focused structure. Ensure a clear north star and problem-solving approach in product development to maintain focus and drive innovation. Use OKRs as a lightweight tool to align teams and measure progress towards goals. Separate innovation management from the main mission to enable disruptive innovation and establish a crisp, clear innovation management process. Connect with Adil: Website: https://8126.ventures/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adilfaisal/ Caravan Funds: https://caravanfunds.com/ Careerverse: https://careerverse.co/  Connect with Vit: Website: https://vitlyoshin.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-lyoshin/  X: https://twitter.com/vitlyoshin  Other: https://linktr.ee/vitlyoshin  Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (02:32) Adil's Background and Venture Studio (09:28) Product Innovation and its Definition (10:16) Examples of Product Innovations (15:19) Principles and Practices for Successful Product Innovation (19:10) Venture Studio vs Incubator (23:22) How Ideas Get Generated (29:20) Transitioning from Project to Product (35:04) Challenges with the Project to Product Transition (42:42) Separating Innovation Management from the Main Mission (48:43) Connecting with Adil Faisal Subscribe to the Vit Lyoshin Podcast, write an honest review, and share with people who you think with benefit from hearing this information. You can also find this podcast on YouTube.