Predictable Reasons Why Product Managers Fail & How to avoid them.. 

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on “Practical Design Thinking for Product Managers” at an event held by the ‘Institute of Product Leadership” in Bangalore. 

While I cover the fundamentals of Design Thinking methodology and how it is applicable to product development in this talk, I also cover some fundamental flaws that product managers ignore which leads to their products to fail. I also share my thoughts on how this can be avoided. 

A video recording of the session can be found below. I hope this is useful to you. 

Practical Design Thinking for Product Managers – Prof. Mukesh Gupta from Institute of Product Leadership on Vimeo.

PBTO33: Creating Award Winning Products with Yogita Agarwal


Who is on the show today:

In this episode, we host Yogita Agarwal. She runs a product design studio in Mumbai called Ware Innovations. 

Why is she on the show:

In her short career so far, she has already won multiple awards for multiple products. She has won The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design 2015 and The James Dyson Foundation Fund at Parsons 2015 for her product Jhoule.

She was also the team that won the Wearables for Good Challenge by UNICEF, Arm Technology and frog design, for her product – Soapen.

What do we Talk on the show:

In this freewheeling conversation, we talk about:

  • The story behind both the products that she was involved with
  • The process that she follows to come up with the products that we as entrepreneurs can learn from and incorporate when we are working on developing a product
  • Some key aspects of product development
  • The importance of going out in the field and talking and listening to real users instead of hiding behind our desks.
  • She also shares some typical challenges that you will run into when you are working on creating a product and how to overcome the same.

More information:

You can connect with her on instagram here.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.

You can find more information about all the other products that she has created here.