Influencing the C-Suite

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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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Preethy Vaidyanathan
Preethy Vaidyanathan
Matterport VP of ProductJune 13
Start with the customer and business problem you are trying to solve and get alignment on the priority to solving this problem. Oftentimes, the root cause of the disconnect is the timing on when to solve the problem. 1. Get alignment on the business impact for solving the problem (revenue, ......Read More
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Poorvi Shrivastav
Poorvi Shrivastav
Meta Senior Director of Product ManagementApril 19
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 ......Read More
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Poorvi Shrivastav
Poorvi Shrivastav
Meta Senior Director of Product ManagementApril 19
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 ......Read More
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Preethy Vaidyanathan
Preethy Vaidyanathan
Matterport VP of ProductJune 14
Use your product launches as a way to communicate how you are solving customer problems and driving company outcomes. Most companies these days employ communication platforms like slack, intranet boards or other standardized channels. Leverage these channels to start with the why (customer, bu......Read More
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Linh Lam
Linh Lam
Lattice Group Product ManagerFebruary 16
Oh boy, this one is a doozy. Here's how I generally approach this situation - hoping it helps:  * Make sure your manager is aware of the conflict and see how they might be able to support you. Depending on the manager, they might just solve the issue for you. If not, then they may be able......Read More
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Devika Nair
Devika Nair
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Director of Product ManagementJuly 19
First, ensure you have the right data to backup any claims or decisions you want to make. Second, focus on the goals you want from that audience. Third is to make sure that the content is clear and crisp with the right level of detail. Occasionally, I have to re-write a document for a different ......Read More
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Clara Lee
Clara Lee
Hootsuite VP, ProductJanuary 4
At the VP level, these are the meetings I try never to miss: * Engineering, Design & Operations peers [Weekly] – Having this at my current has made the biggest difference. My peers are my "first team" and we have time set aside to proactively problem-solve together, instead of being br......Read More
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Preethy Vaidyanathan
Preethy Vaidyanathan
Matterport VP of ProductJune 14
IF YOUR COMPANY USES OBJECTIVE KEY RESULTS (OKRS) OR OTHER GOAL SETTING FRAMEWORK; THAT IS THE BEST GUIDE FOR A PM TO LEVERAGE. TIE YOUR PRODUCT/PROJECTS TO COMPANY PRIORITY AND USE THAT TO GUIDE WHAT ARE URGENT AND IMPORTANT TO PRIORITIZE. HOWEVER, THIS ALONE IS NOT GOING TO BE SUFFICIENT, AS......Read More
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Poorvi Shrivastav
Poorvi Shrivastav
Meta Senior Director of Product ManagementApril 19
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. ......Read More
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