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Recruiting is Product Management

Rick Aronstein, Head of Product Recruitment at AC Lion, shares how companies can recruit the best product managers, how to assess culture fit and how product managers can find their next great opportunity.

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60

Rallying Stakeholders is Product Management

Joe Lalley, Digital and Social Strategy Director at PwC, shares how to align stakeholders and make the case for key product decisions based on his experience building PwC’s homepage.

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59

Adopting Mobile is Product Management

Warren Wan, Director of Product at Under Armour Connected Fitness, discusses what opportunities mobile presents for large companies, how to transition from a startup into a large company, and his user engagement lessons learned while at MyFitnessPal.

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57

Customer Development is Product Management

Cindy Alvarez, Director of User Experience at Yammer (a Microsoft company), shares how she advocated for Lean methodologies at her organization and how to gain meaningful insights from customer interviews.

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55

Media Monetization and Distribution is Product Management

Dan Blumberg, Product Director for New York Times Global, shares how his team runs experiments, strategies for media monetization and new opportunities for content distribution.

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54

Navigating Human Complexity is Product Management

Matt LeMay, Co-Founder of Constellate Data and Former Head of Consumer Product at Bitly, talks about how to influence without authority and how to utilize qualitative and quantitative data.

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53

Scaling is Product Management

Brandon Chu, Product Manager at Shopify, shares how to install a customer empathy engine in a growing organization and how to increase speed despite the complexity.

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52

Building a Customer-Driven Product Team is Product Management

David Cancel, CEO of Drift and formerly Chief Product Officer at Hubspot, shares how to structure product teams and how autonomy increases employee retention and customer-centricity.

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51

Overcoming Challenges is Product Management

Brian Lawley, CEO of 280 Group, shares the most common challenges in product management today and what product managers can do to solve them.

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50

10% Entrepreneurship is Product Management

Patrick McGinnis, angel investor and author of The 10% Entrepreneur, shares how having a side project can help product managers and the best time management strategies for doing so.

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49

Keeping Business In Mind is Product Management

Jesus Ramirez, VP of Product at Tallwave, discusses what he believes are the most overlooked aspects of product management: design, branding, and user acquisition.

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48

Organizational Design is Product Management

Stacey Weber, an Instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, shares how product management fits into an organization's structure, the role innovation teams play in entering new markets, and how product and innovation teams can collaborate.

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47

The Build Trap is Product Management

Melissa Perri, Product Consultant, Speaker and Author of the upcoming book The Build Trap, discusses how to balance getting to market quickly with validating that there’s demand for what you’re building, the importance of focusing on outcomes rather than outputs, and how to squash a poor performing feature.

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46

Artificial Intelligence is Product Management

Dennis Mortensen, Founder of x.ai, discusses how to lead a product team building “invisible software” and how to set a strategy and roadmap towards artificial intelligence.

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45

Getting Strategy Right is Product Management

Steven Haines, CEO of Sequent Learning Networks and the author of The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, shares how to set and execute a strategy and how to bake customer insights into a product roadmap.

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44

Simplicity is Product Management

Dan Ward, author of The Simplicity Cycle and former Military Officer, shares what it takes to simplify mission-critical projects, how to balance speed and quality, and when adding complexity can be just the ingredient you need.

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40

Corporate Training is Product Management

Anuraag Verma, Head of Business Development at Alpha UX, shares what makes an effective training program, how to ensure that employees get the most out of it, and how to put learning into practice.

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39

Design Leadership is Product Management

Richard Banfield, CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil, shares how to foster a design focused culture, how to recruit the best talent, and advice for managing a growing team.

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38

Training is Product Management

Jeremy Horn, Founder of The Product Group and The Product Mentor, shares how product managers can find mentors, how to get new hires up to speed, and how senior product managers can grow into leaders.

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37

Sales is Product Management

Steli Efti, CEO of Close.io, shares how product teams can leverage sales teams before and after product-market fit and how to scale a sales team.

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