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James Colgan

James Colgan

Senior Director of Product Management at Microsoft

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Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    Hi everyone, I’m James. I’m excited about joining the community and the opportunity to help people succeed and learn from my many, many mistakes. I currently work for Microsoft as a Principal PM leader on the Outlook mobile engineering team. For 2 years I led the PM team and integrated the two acquired companies (Acompli and Sunrise) into the Microsoft Outlook organization while growing usage from less than a million MAU to just under 60M MAU. For the past 2 years I have been leading multiple cross-org teams to operationally integrate product engineering teams, engineering and field organizations, and data science teams in service of growth within enterprise accounts worldwide. The goal is to increase the agility and speed across product teams, the effectiveness of the field organization to drive growth, and our speed of decision making via telemetry and data science. I’ve been a PM leader for a couple of decades in Mobile :iphone:(Microsoft) , Cloud (Rackspace), Enterprise SaaS (startups), and embedded processors/systems (National Semiconductor). Look forward to meeting you all in person one day - I’m based in San Francisco, but spend a lot of my time in Redmond, WA. Reach out if you need help!

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    How to Sync Your Priorities with Overlapping Roadmaps

    9 January

    As more organizations get involved in accomplishing shared goals, the more sensitive integrating product roadmaps can become. James Colgan, senior director of product management at Microsoft, divulges his near seamless product integration plan, highlighting the need for more integrated and transparent organizations.

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