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162

Discovery Research is Product Management

Alanna Ford, Innovation Product Manager at AARP, shares how she conducts user research to discover and validate new product concepts.

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161

Making Tradeoffs is Product Management

Wayne Greene, former Senior Director of Product Management at VMware, discusses how he approaches prioritizing features, allocating resources across a portfolio of products, and communicating decisions with key stakeholders.

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160

Building Freemium Products is Product Management

Michael Pici, Director of Product, Growth at Hubspot, shares how he’s launched freemium products to drive adoption of Hubspot’s premium products, and how the company’s go-to-market strategy shifted as it expanded from a single product to a platform.

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159

User Experience Design is Product Management

Jared Spool, CEO of User Interface Engineering, shares how companies can make design a competitive advantage and two practices for creating a culture of continuous of learning.

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158

Skill Building is Product Management

Manav Mishra, VP of Product Management at Teridion, shares the two most important skills that product managers need to have and how he balances strategic thinking with execution.

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157

Hiring a Chief Product Officer is Product Management

Shelley Perry, Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners, discusses when and how to hire a Chief Product Officer and what it takes to scale from growth stage to IPO.

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156

Critical Thinking is Product Management

Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, shares how product teams can overcome cognitive biases, make better decisions, and drive meaningful outcomes.

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155

Growing Mature Products is Product Management

Janna Bastow, Co-Founder of Mind the Product and ProdPad, shares her approach to product roadmapping, backlog grooming, and running experiments.

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154

Telling Stories with Data is Product Management

Harry Stevens, Visual Journalist at Axios, shares how he tells stories with data visualizations, and his techniques for avoiding the most common mistakes that people make when interpreting data.

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153

Conversion Optimization is Product Management

Claire Vo, VP of Product at Optimizely, shares her approach to boosting conversion rates and running experiments that deliver value.

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152

Executive Coaching is Product Management

Crystal Fernando, Partner at WhatBox Partners and Former Head of Global Delivery at InterContinental Hotels Group, shares how to build high-performing teams and her approach to coaching innovation leaders.

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151

Getting Things Done is Product Management

David Allen, Author of Getting Things Done, discusses how to manage complex projects, be more productive, and stay focused on your most important work.

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150

Recurring Revenue is Product Management

Tara Seshan, Product Manager at Stripe, shares how she created the roadmap for a new product launch and how to apply product management thinking to monetization and billing.

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149

Navigating Regulatory Hurdles is Product Management

Gautam Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence at Vonzos Partners, shares how he collaborates with legal teams and adapts to changes in regulation.

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148

Navigating Reorgs is Product Management

Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, Authors of “Reorg: How to Get It Right”, share how reorgs can help companies adapt to market changes, and strategies for product teams to navigate them successfully.

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147

Managing Distributed Teams is Product Management

Sarah Kuehnle, Head of Product at Dribbble, discusses the benefits of remote work, how she fosters a strong company culture, and effective strategies for remote collaboration.

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146

Infusing Startup Culture is Product Management

Alex Gruber, Senior Director of Product at Vonage, shares how he infuses a startup-minded culture within a large organization, and how he drives a transition to agile product management.

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145

Transforming Organizations is Product Management

Frits Habermann, CEO of PicMonkey and former CTO of Lynda.com, shares how he’s led companies through cultural transformations, acquisitions, and new product launches.

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144

Building Search Features is Product Management

Kanishka Maheshwari, former Director of Product at Salesforce, shares how he applied machine learning and experimentation to build Salesforce’s most used feature, how he collaborates with engineers, and how company culture contributes to growth.

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143

Building Hardware is Product Management

Aaron Holm, CEO of Blokable, shares best practices for developing physical products, his approach to prototyping a physical environment, and how he created a scalable offering for a slow-moving industry.

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