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Achieving a Product-Market Fit
21 October

Sameer Kalwani, Director of Product Management at Amazon Lab126, underlines the importance of precise identification of a budgeted problem in achieving a product-market fit.

Product
PM
Sameer Kalwani

Sameer Kalwani

Director Product Management at Amazon Lab126

Adding More PMs in the Early Startup Phase
21 October

Sameer Kalwani, Director of Product Management at Amazon Lab126, explains how to grow a team in the early startup phase by adding a few more product managers.

Product Team
PM
Sameer Kalwani

Sameer Kalwani

Director Product Management at Amazon Lab126

How to Build a Disruptive Product
21 October

Sameer Kalwani, Director of Product Management at Amazon Lab126, shares how to build a disruptive product by working backward and putting yourself in your customers’ shoes.

Product
PM
Sameer Kalwani

Sameer Kalwani

Director Product Management at Amazon Lab126

AI Products Are Data Products
19 October

Deepak Paramanand, Product Lead at Hitachi, shares how he built three different AI projects that all had one thing in common -- the ability to create or input data.

Product
Impact
PM
Deepak Paramanand

Deepak Paramanand

Product Lead at Hitachi

How Different Is Enterprise Product Management
19 October

Deepak Paramanand, Product Lead at Hitachi, highlights the key differences between enterprise product management and the one that builds products for consumers and thus helps aspiring product managers choose the right career for them.

Product
PM
Deepak Paramanand

Deepak Paramanand

Product Lead at Hitachi

How Stand-Up Comedy Helped Me Better Understand People
19 October

Deepak Paramanand, Product Lead at Hitachi, explains how his early efforts in stand-up comedy and experience of interaction between a performer and audience helped him better understand his colleagues and customers.

Internal Communication
Personal growth
Users Feedback
PM
Deepak Paramanand

Deepak Paramanand

Product Lead at Hitachi

How Work Visa Uncertainty Made Me More Successful at Work
19 October

Deepak Paramanand, Product Lead at Hitachi, describes how founding a career on the uncertainty of a work visa and an immigrant experience made him more successful in his professional endeavors.

Salary / Work Conditions
High Performers
Cultural differences
PM
Deepak Paramanand

Deepak Paramanand

Product Lead at Hitachi

How to Set Up a Bi-Directional Roadmap
19 October

Fei Xu, Engineering Manager at Square, Inc., explains what are the advantages of a bi-directional roadmap and how to set it up right.

Roadmap
Collaboration
EM
Fei Xu

Fei Xu

Engineering Manager at Square Inc.

How Restructuring Can Help Your Team to Claim Ownership
19 October

Fei Xu, Engineering Manager at Square, Inc., recalls how he approached the restructuring of his team with an intent to have them claim ownership and develop subject matter expertise.

Reorganization
Ownership
EM
Fei Xu

Fei Xu

Engineering Manager at Square Inc.

Understanding the Importance of Tech Microculture Within Large Corporations
19 October

Fei Xu, Engineering Manager at Square, Inc., discusses how tech microculture, typical for tech teams operating within large corporations, emerges and what are its main characteristics.

Company Culture
EM
Fei Xu

Fei Xu

Engineering Manager at Square Inc.

Joining and Successfully Leading a New Team
30 September

Karan Jain, Engineering Manager at Doordash, recalls his own experience of joining a new team and explains how a carefully planned approach helped him gain legitimacy and respect.

New Manager
Changing company
EM
Karan Jain

Karan Jain

Engineering Manager at Doordash

Introducing Processes for Continuous Improvement
30 September

Peter Berg, Founder and CTO at Forward, recounts how he introduced processes for continuous improvement and thus creating a more psychologically safe working environment.

Impact
Productivity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Peter Berg

Peter Berg

Founder / CTO at Forward

The Quick Fix to a Slow Team: A Consultant’s Perspective
30 September

Peter Berg, Founder and CTO at Forward, describes how he helped ramp up a slow-moving team by applying his simple, yet expert approach.

Team processes
Delegate
Productivity
Agile / Scrum
EM
Peter Berg

Peter Berg

Founder / CTO at Forward

Remote Onboarding: A New Reality?
12 October

rabha Matta, Senior Product Manager at SquareTrade, recalls her recent remote onboarding and compares it to her past in-person onboarding experiences.

Onboarding
Remote
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Prabha Matta

Prabha Matta

Senior Product Manager at Square Trade

Looking for a PM Job During the Covid-19 Pandemics
12 October

Prabha Matta, Senior Product Manager at SquareTrade, talks about her personal experience of looking for a PM job during the Covid-19 pandemics and how the changed circumstances affected her job search and interviewing process.

Hiring
Product
Managing Expectations
PM
Prabha Matta

Prabha Matta

Senior Product Manager at Square Trade

Trailing New Products: What to Go for -- Quantity or Quality?
30 September

Caroline Parnell, previously managed product teams at O2 and Vodafone, recalls how she made a mistake by going for quantity rather than quality of product trialists, and how that prevented her from receiving the best feedback on her product.

Users Feedback
Product
PM
Caroline Parnell

Caroline Parnell

Most recently Head of New Product Innovation at Previously O2 and Vodafone

Networking for Product Leaders: A Giving Mindset Approach
30 September

Caroline Parnell, previously managed product teams at O2 and Vodafone, emphasizes the importance of networking for product leaders and giving in return some value to her peers.

Personal growth
Collaboration
Impact
PM
Caroline Parnell

Caroline Parnell

Most recently Head of New Product Innovation at Previously O2 and Vodafone

Ensuring Diversity of Thinking through Design Thinking Techniques
30 September

Caroline Parnell, previously managed product teams at O2 and Vodafone, shares some of the techniques she applied with her team to ensure diversity of thinking during product discovery workshops.

Product
Productivity
Internal Communication
PM
Caroline Parnell

Caroline Parnell

Most recently Head of New Product Innovation at Previously O2 and Vodafone

Setting the First Product Innovation Team in a Large Corporation
30 September

Caroline Parnell, previously managed product teams at O2 and Vodafone, taps into her own experience of setting the first product innovation team and managing the process through a well-structured pipeline while collecting ideas coming from across the company.

Product Team
Managing Expectations
PM
Caroline Parnell

Caroline Parnell

Most recently Head of New Product Innovation at Previously O2 and Vodafone

Simplifying the Architecture
30 September

Justin Potts, VP of Engineering at MoneyLion, tackles the ever-intriguing problem of simplifying the architecture and thus reducing the overall complexity of the systems.

Team processes
Dev Processes
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Justin Potts

Justin Potts

Head of Engineering at MoneyLion

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