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Chris Omland

Workiva Vice President Of Product Management

AMA: Workiva Vice President Of Product Management, Chris Omland
on Technical Product Management

April 6 @ 10:00AM PST
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Workiva Vice President Of Product Management, Chris Omland on Technical Product Management
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
I'm excited to see a question about metrics – being data-driven is super important! First, keep in mind that there are various types of product metrics. I think of them as Usage, Business, and Performance. * Usage metrics might include daily active users, feature usage frequency, and time......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
Thank you for your question, and it's excellent to see that you're considering a transition into Technical Product Management. To help you with this process, I recommend focusing on three primary areas. Firstly, it's essential to evaluate your motivation for this change. What drives your inter......Read More
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Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
Awesome question! First off, take some time to understand your audience. Who are they? What challenges do they face? What matters to them? The answers to these questions will help you tailor your communication for different stakeholders. One tip I often give to Product Managers on my team is t......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
Oh, this is a tough one! Since the AMA is about Technical Product Management, I'll answer from that perspective. It's common for a successful company and product to face tech challenges after they've achieved significant growth. When you're a startup moving fast to find product-market fit, you......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
It's fantastic that you're planning to grow your skills. You probably already have solid technical skills and knowledge, so I'd suggest focusing on learning more about the discipline of Product Management (and hey, reading this is a great start!). A fundamental resource I always recommend is Mart......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
This might be unconventional, but I don't rely on a single methodology or framework for prioritization. You can use approaches like RICE or Value vs. Effort. Still, they should only be one part of the prioritization process. We could automate the whole thing if it were as simple as applying a sco......Read More
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Chris Omland
Chris Omland
Workiva Vice President Of Product ManagementApril 6
Stakeholder management is crucial in Product Management. Start by identifying your stakeholders and understanding their concerns, motivations, and what matters to them. Once you have a clear picture of your stakeholders, you can prioritize them based on your product's life cycle stage, the outcom......Read More
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