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Empowering Employees is Product Management

Carie Davis, Partner at Your Ideas Are Terrible and former Global Director of Innovation at Coca Cola, tells us why employee excitement from innovation workshops wears off and how large organizations can rethink incentive structures.

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Diversity is Product Management

Scarlett Sieber, Senior Vice President of Open Innovation at BBVA, shares how diversity can help product teams, what organizations can do to attract diverse talent, and what men can do to move the conversation forward.

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Designing for Agile is Product Management

Jonathan Berger, former Associate Director of Product Design at Pivotal Labs, uncovers the pitfalls of the status quo in Agile environments and how borrowing concepts from extreme programming can enable product designers to operate more effectively.

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Partnership is Product Management

Scott Pollack, Head of Business Development at SumAll, shares how startups and large companies can form valuable partnerships, and how product teams can capitalize them.

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Iteration is Product Management

Michael Bamberger, Co-Founder of Alpha, talks substantiating intuition with data, aligning stakeholders to create an environment for iteration, and using data to make decisions.

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Prototyping is Product Management

Josh Wexler, Director of Solutions at Originate, shares how prototypes can serve as a valuable method for communicating internally and externally, how to gain insights from user testing, and the common mistakes he sees product teams make.

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Pivoting is Product Management

Mona Patel, Founder and CEO of Motivate Design and Author of Reframe, shares what product managers at large companies can do to bring new ideas to life and what to do when an experiment goes wrong.

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Including Customers is Product Management

Mark Hurst, the author of Customers Included and CEO of Creative Good, shares case studies about what happens when you include customers and what happens when you don’t, how to get large organizations to buy-in, and tells us why he believes the most useful product management advice can be boiled down to just two words.

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Storytelling is Product Management

Valla Vakili, a product leader from iHeartMedia and Yahoo!, gives us his product management war stories, and explains how storytelling can align key stakeholders and engage users.

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Hiring is Product Management

Will Cole, Director of Product at Stack Exchange, illustrates how to transition from a company that goes out to find talent into a company that attracts talent, how to source and screen innovative product people, and how to build rapport with engineers.

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