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Insights from the Hubspot Product Management Team

Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
I interact with c-suite in my current role across a variety of forums - 1:1 meetings, business reviews, off-sites, brainstorming and problem solving forums etc. In my 1:1s - I focus on two aspects. Growing the business and any areas that I need help on and my own team/ my own career and where ...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
1. First 60 days Learn about the business, product, and people incl key stakeholders and team mates 2. Next 30 days - Establish a vision and plan (or update one if the team already has it) along with the team on your key business priorities and path forward 3. Next 30 days (4 months mark) * E...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
1. Establish connections with your team - a mutual shared understanding of individual values and drivers is important to building a cohesive team. The first step towards that comes from building connections by getting to know more about your team members. 2. Be empathetic but also e...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
I did not explicitly schedule meetings for the sake of meeting. I looked for opportunities to come my way when I was invited to be a part of a discussion or presentation and focussed on nailing down those 5-10 minutes. I always prepared a question or two on strategy or vision to ask if provided a...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
Three best habits to follow 1. Clear communication strategies on why you are meeting, what problem you are trying to solve, what is the solution in your mind and the reasoning behind it. At the end of the day, they'd want to know how they can help so make it explicitly clear. 2. ...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
I strongly believe that you need to be 'A' level in your core skills - vision, sequencing, and execution. For leaders, the skillset extends to coaching their teams to be 'A' level in the game. When you do that consistently, people develop trust in you. There is no shortcut to gaining credib...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
Two area that are highly understated but very relevant as you grow into more senior roles and develop your influencing skills 1. Concise, clear and consistent communication - very few people can use a few words to explain their ideas with cartoon clarity. 2. Listening and repeating - pay y...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
Alignment is a function of trust, respect and growth. I do not practice aligning for the sake of gaining political clout in an organization. I often start with a well rounded set of individuals - peer leaders in the same function, cross-functional leaders in other parts of the organization, a ...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
'The stuck in the middle' is often a symptom of a larger problem which results from lack of operating principles for decision making. For example: we follow the DACI model for decision making where the individuals might be participating in discussion but they would not be the driver or approver o...more
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
A common mistake most product managers and sometimes even senior product leaders make while convincing c-suite in favor of a particular decision is bringing in tunnel vision related to just their own product area or business vertical. Spoken differently, they fail to treat company over their own ...more
Hubspot Product Management Leaders
Poorvi Shrivastav
Poorvi Shrivastav
GM & VP, Products
Zeeshan Qamruddin
Zeeshan Qamruddin
Director of Product Management, Fintech