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Changing Brand Perception

25 October

Nikkho Shandittha, SVP of Product at Amartha, shares how he changed the way customers viewed his company through strategic decisions.

Product
Customers
Strategy
Product
Nikkho Shandittha

Nikkho Shandittha

SVP of Product at Amartha

What to Do When You Don't Have a Product Vision

25 October

Nikkho Shandittha, SVP of Product at Amartha, highlights how creating a product vision can help prioritize and make better decisions for the near future.

Mission / Vision / Charter
Product
Strategy
Roadmap
Product
Nikkho Shandittha

Nikkho Shandittha

SVP of Product at Amartha

Choosing the Perfect Implementation of Agile

25 October

Shubhro Roy, Engineering Manager at Box, stresses the importance of the holistic nature of Agile methodology; picking and choosing à la carte may cause more problems than it solves.

New Manager
Agile / Scrum
Goal Setting
Engineering
Shubhro Roy

Shubhro Roy

Engineering Manager at box

Regrouping With the Help of the Data

25 October

Shubhro Roy, Engineering Manager at Box, takes nothing for granted when refining the way that he and his team evaluate the work and line it up for production.

Team Processes
New Manager
Engineering
Shubhro Roy

Shubhro Roy

Engineering Manager at box

What Makes a Great One-on-One?

25 October

Shubhro Roy, Engineering Manager at Box, establishes a steady rhythm of mentorship by planning bi-weekly one-on-ones with his direct reports.

Meetings
Leadership
Feedback
Engineering
Shubhro Roy

Shubhro Roy

Engineering Manager at box

The Journey Into Management

25 October

Shubhro Roy, Engineering Manager at Box, thought long and hard about making his move before finally breaking in as a leader in his own right.

New Manager
Feedback
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Engineering
Shubhro Roy

Shubhro Roy

Engineering Manager at box

An Engineer’s Place in Product Creation

25 October

James Andrew (Andy) Vaughn, Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio, speaks on the mutually beneficial partnership between product managers and engineering leadership and its relation to a harmonious product development organization.

Roadmap
Different Skillsets
Reorganization
Toxic Atmospheres
Internal Communication
Meetings
Engineering
Product
James (Andy) Vaughn

James (Andy) Vaughn

Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio

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Take Opportunities to Think Like a Product Manager

25 October

James Andrew (Andy) Vaughn, Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio, speaks on his fascination with high-performing software and how it led him to create a feature for a company that increased sales.

Performance
Customers
Internal Communication
Engineering
Product
James (Andy) Vaughn

James (Andy) Vaughn

Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio

Motivating Your Team to Deliver Results

25 October

James Andrew (Andy) Vaughn, Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio, shares his knowledge on the importance of motivating a team to achieve an outcome using a product vision roadmap.

Motivation
Roadmap
Alignment
Sharing The Vision
Engineering
Product
James (Andy) Vaughn

James (Andy) Vaughn

Principal Technical Product Manager at AppFolio

Improving the Quality of a Platform with Empathy

25 October

Mustafa Furniturewala, VP of Engineering at Coursera, describes how he improved the quality of his company’s online platform using empathy, enterprise mindset, and a company-wide vision.

Alignment
Goal Setting
Company Culture
Roadmap
Architecture
Engineering
Mustafa Furniturewala

Mustafa Furniturewala

VP Of Engineering at Coursera

Overcoming Hiring Constraints

25 October

Mustafa Furinturewala, VP of Engineering at Coursera, speaks on overcoming the constraints of hiring in the Bay Area by opening a Toronto office and emphasizing the importance of local recruiters, brand awareness, and team culture.

Company Culture
Hiring
Remote
Goal Setting
Engineering
Mustafa Furniturewala

Mustafa Furniturewala

VP Of Engineering at Coursera

Creating an Engineering Vision

25 October

Mustafa Furniturewala, VP of Engineering, uncovers how he created a succinct engineering vision with their company's values in mind.

Alignment
Mission / Vision / Charter
Productivity
Goal Setting
Engineering
Mustafa Furniturewala

Mustafa Furniturewala

VP Of Engineering at Coursera

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