Adrianne Wang Martinson

AMA: Airbnb Head of Product, China Platform, Adrianne Wang Martinson on Establishing Product Management

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Airbnb Head of Product, China Platform, Adrianne Wang Martinson on Establishing Product Management
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
There is no doubt that retaining top talent is critical to any organization not only because of the value top talent brings, but also because it takes time to find and ramp up a new hire. While establishing a new team, hiring the right person who is a good fit for the team and the company contrib......Read More
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
The first product manager of a startup plays a crucial role as one of the foundational members. S/he not only needs to quickly lay the product strategy, create short and long term roadmaps, and build development processes, but also potentially extend responsibilities wherever help is needed, incl......Read More
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
A product management role varies from company to company, and size of the company is subjective. I will share my point of view, assuming a small company has less than 50 employees and a large company has more than 500 employees, in several dimensions. Ownership and Scope In large companies, p......Read More
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
My China Platform team owns the China Airbnb product for community services/customer support, trust, compliance and application infrastructure, including ML and mobile. I have 1-2 product managers overseeing each product area. I also have dedicated engineering, data science, design, content and o......Read More
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
One challenge I encountered as the product lead for a platform team was to identify the product management needs for some of the relatively technical product areas, such as Machine Learning and APIs. I had to justify these needs as many leaders and stakeholders felt that an eng manager or technic......Read More
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Adrianne Wang Martinson
Adrianne Wang Martinson
Airbnb Head of Product, China PlatformMay 13
Resource constraints are a very common challenge for any team and company that I’ve worked for. I tend to focus on business priorities and how the identified product area can make an impact on those priorities in my framework rather than letting resource constraints limit my thought process. Once......Read More
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