Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 4
The candidate must “spike” (“8/10” or higher) in all of these areas, in order of importance:  1. Critical Thinking Given how many decisions and complex problems are thrown at PMs, this the #1 most important attribute I screen for. They don’t need to be a rocket scientist (top 0.5% of populati...Read More
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Ravneet Uberoi
Ravneet Uberoi
Uber B2B ProductsAugust 31
0 -1 product development refers to building a new product or service line from scratch (0) to bringing its first iteration into the hands of customers and users (1) The first step to develop a 0-1 product is to deeply understand the market need. I look at this from the buyer perspective, the e...Read More
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Tom Alterman
Tom Alterman
Notable Head of ProductMay 17
At Asana, we don't use leveled job titles to indicate seniority (e.g. Product Manager III or Senior Director of Marketing), but that doesn't mean that we don't have management structures in place. Instead, we use Success Guides for every team that help employees understand what success looks like...Read More
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Guy Levit
Guy Levit
Meta Sr. Director of Product ManagementApril 26
Reality these days is that we mostly work in remote settings, and even when we do go to the office, some people will be dialing in. As a result, I believe 80% of the strategies have to do with focusing on the fact that we are all people, 20% are tactics and adjustments for remote settings. Gener...Read More
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Mani Fazeli
Mani Fazeli
Shopify Director of ProductDecember 14
Becoming more KPI driven is a matter of desire and taste. No person, team, or organization attempts to change without believing that behaving differently will result in an improved outcome they care about. It's only possible when leaders buy into how it would improve the success of their teams an...Read More
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Kie Watanabe
Kie Watanabe
HubSpot Group Product ManagerOctober 13
In my previous answer, re: finding the right opportunities + making decisions - I mentioned four lenses (Customer, Business, Market, and Technology) as key components of coming up with ideas and making decisions. The best advice I have to offer is to be intentional about spending time developing ...Read More
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David Cutler
David Cutler
CookUnity VP Product & DesignJune 30
I've noticed a trend in the tech industry for product organizations to follow a structure that Spotify helped craft over the years, in which a company is organized into business sub-orgs that roll up into their own respective product and engineering leads. And those leads oversee various squads t...Read More
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Puja Hait
Puja Hait
Google Group Product ManagerSeptember 13
I recommend thinking about these questions: 1) Is this worth solving? * What is the problem statement? Who are the users? * Is this a real problem? * What is the TAM? What can we influence?  * What is the definition of success 2) Why us? Why now? * Are you the right team/org/company to s...Read More
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Era Johal
Era Johal
TikTok Product Leader, Search @TikTokAugust 25
What I evaluate: mission, people, learning potential. You may have different evaluation criteria depending on where you are in your career. Get clear on these ahead of time and never turn down the opportunity to ask questions. How I evaluate: screening calls/ interviews provide very little tim...Read More
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Ajay Waghray
Ajay Waghray
Udemy Director of Product Management, Consumer MarketplaceAugust 25
Great question! The move from Senior PM to Director level and above is a challenging one. In general, the change really involves the transition from product management to product leadership. You are typically going from managing one team at a high level with one roadmap and no direct reports to a...Read More
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