AA154 - Intuition vs Evidence, with CEO and Founder: Alex Polyakov
Arguing Agile PodcastMarch 06, 2024x
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AA154 - Intuition vs Evidence, with CEO and Founder: Alex Polyakov

Some people say you can't build products without being guided by evidence.

Some people say you can't build products without strong intuition.

We're arguing about the balance so you don't have to!

This episode, we also welcome back friend of the show Alex Polyakov, CEO and Founder of Project Simple. Alex and his company are on a mission to make Teams better by building the first ever AI Agile Software Management Platform. Go see what Project Simple is all about by visiting them at projectsimple.ai!

Connect with Alex on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apolyako

00:00 Podcast Intro
00:17 Topic Intro: Evidence vs Intuition
00:58 Relationship Between Intuition & Evidence
02:31 Intuition & Experience
04:02 Survivorship Bias
06:14 Domain Expertise + Curiosity + Leadership
09:34 OKRs Done Wrong
10:43 Alex, on OKRs
12:06 Leading vs Lagging
14:57 Experiments, Conceptually
19:10 Experiments in Business Value
20:58 Product Management (AirBnB)
25:17 Coaching Talent
27:34 Building the Perfect Product Manager
29:25 Enter the Training-Industrial Complex
31:04 Transitioning from Founder to First Product Manager
33:45 Vision & Company Founders
35:24 Examples of Failures
37:59 iPhone Example (Risk)
40:49 Risk vs Evidence
42:41 Misinterpreting Data
46:08 Wrap-Up

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