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AMA: Asana Head of Product Operations, Saikat Paul on Product Development Process

April 25 @ 9:00AM PST
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Asana Head of Product Operations, Saikat Paul on Product Development Process
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Saikat Paul
Asana Head of Product OperationsApril 25
Balancing timely delivery with market insights isn't about conflicting goals; it's about ensuring we ship the most impactful solutions. Here are some best practices to achieve that: 1. Continuous Market Research: Make market research an ongoing effort beyond sprint planning. Monitor industr......Read More
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Saikat Paul
Asana Head of Product OperationsApril 25
I honestly don't think there is a right ratio. Team makeup should not be decided by arbitrary industry averages, but rather based on the nature and complexity of the problem (or problem space) that the team is working on. I've seen a PM work with 10+ engineers and I've seen a PM work with 3 en......Read More
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Saikat Paul
Saikat Paul
Asana Head of Product OperationsApril 25
Short answer: Always :) Seriously, discussing success metrics with your development team is essential to ensure alignment on project and sprint goals, plus it's a great motivational tool. Everyone loves to know how their work contributes to the overall success of the product. Here's when you s......Read More
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Saikat Paul
Saikat Paul
Asana Head of Product OperationsApril 25
Be transparent and over-communicate. Clear expectations between development teams and upper leadership are crucial for alignment and stakeholder satisfaction. 1. Establish a Communication Plan: Set a schedule for project status updates and adhere to it. Keep updates concise and actionable. ......Read More
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