Resources > Podcasts

How To Hire Excellent Product Managers with Matt Lemay

Pragmatic Live Chat

This podcast has some strong language, so if you’ve got any little ones around, you might want to pop in some headphones.
 
“I think there is just this deep, massive insecurity around hiring product managers. Companies are fearful of hiring the wrong person. So they defer to the perceived wisdom and expertise of others. In doing so, they abdicate their most important responsibility, which is to figure out what they need for that team to achieve its particular goals at that moment, at that company.” – Matt LeMay
 
In this episode of Pragmatic Live, Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing for Pragmatic Institute, interviews Matt LeMay, partner and principal product management consultant at Sudden Compass.
 
Matt LeMay is an accomplished product leader who has helped various companies enhance their product management practices. He co-founded Sudden Compass, a consultancy that has helped several organizations such as Spotify, Google, Clorox, and Procter & Gamble with customer centricity. He is also the author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice.
 
In this episode, Rebecca and Matt discuss:

  • Hiring the right product manager for your team starts with understanding exactly what your company needs, not simply “what makes a good product manager.”
  • The key quality Matt looks for during an interview with a prospective product manager
  • Why you should switch from clarifying the role of product management to clarifying the goal of product management
  • How to incorporate different frameworks into the hiring process

Are You Looking For Your First (or Next) Product Job? Pragmatic Certifications Can Get You Hired.
 
Pragmatic’s product practice provides a full ecosystem of impactful, results-driven training and resources for product professionals and teams. Use our course selector tool to help you find the perfect learning path for your career goals.
Learn More

Author
  • Pragmatic Institute

    Pragmatic Institute is the transformational partner for today’s businesses, providing immediate impact through actionable and practical training for product, design and data teams. Our courses are taught by industry experts with decades of hands-on experience, and include a complete ecosystem of training, resources and community. This focus on dynamic instruction and continued learning has delivered impactful education to over 200,000 alumni worldwide over the last 30 years.

Author:

Other Resources in this Series

Most Recent

Pragmatic Live Chat
Podcast

Applying the Pragmatic Framework to Internal Product Management

“If you look at the pragmatic framework, most of this applies to an internal product manager, just a different mindset, who you're targeting, and perhaps your approach to getting the information you need.” - Cindy...
Pragmatic Live Chat
Podcast

Why Knowing When to End a Product is as Important as Knowing When to Begin

“We have to introduce a product with the idea that it's not going to live forever” - Paul Young   In today's episode, host Rebecca Kalogeris and Pragmatic instructor, Paul Young, dive deep into a...

OTHER PodcastS

Pragmatic Live Chat
Podcast

Applying the Pragmatic Framework to Internal Product Management

“If you look at the pragmatic framework, most of this applies to an internal product manager, just a different mindset, who you're targeting, and perhaps your approach to getting the information you need.” - Cindy...
Pragmatic Live Chat
Podcast

Why Knowing When to End a Product is as Important as Knowing When to Begin

“We have to introduce a product with the idea that it's not going to live forever” - Paul Young   In today's episode, host Rebecca Kalogeris and Pragmatic instructor, Paul Young, dive deep into a...

Sign up to stay up to date on the latest industry best practices.

Sign up to received invites to upcoming webinars, updates on our recent podcast episodes and the latest on industry best practices.

Subscribe

Subscribe

Training on Your Schedule

Fill out the form today and our sales team will help you schedule your private Pragmatic training today.