Experimentation and Product Management – Product Science Journal #23

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This week, it’s Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s a great time to think about the things that we are thankful for. One of the first things that come to mind for me is other people in the product management community who have been generous with their time, their knowledge, even the opportunities that they share. It is one of these people, John Cutler (probably the most prolific product management content creator I know), who created a piece this week that I’m really excited to share. Thanks to John for giving me the chance to share my science-based perspective on product management on the Amplitude blog.

I’ve also picked a few other favorite pieces on experimentation and customer research in product management. Enjoy!

Until next time,

Holly Hester-Reilly on Product Science and Experimentation


After the team at Amplitude heard and shared my podcast episode on This is Product Management, John Cutler took the chance to dive a little deeper in this 10 question interview for their blog. In it, I share how my background in chemical engineering and research science have influenced my approach to product management.

Should I outsource customer development?


In this article from Cindy Alvarez, author of Lean Customer Development, she takes on a common question in the product-building world: if I don’t know much about research, should I hire someone else to do it for me?

Customer Research Benchmarks


I love the data-gathering and reporting that Patrick Campbell and the team at ProfitWell have been doing, and this is one of my favorite examples. Check out this report about how much customer interviews and tests the industry is really doing.

High-Impact Experimentation is Product Management


This is the podcast interview that I did with Mike Fishbein of Alpha last summer. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s a great way to get a primer on my background and some stories from my time in the startup world.

Last call for beta applicants

Online Workshop Beta Program


I am also planning an online version. We’ve gathered a few participants already and will be looking to start later this year. If you’d like to join the beta group, please fill out this brief application so that we can make sure it’s a good fit for you and we’ll be in touch.

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