Product Management Stakeholders

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Yasmin Kothari
Yasmin Kothari
Peloton Senior Director of Product ManagementNovember 14
Junior product managers can face challenges when working with executives around: * Communication - articulating complex ideas concisely. To combat this, think through what are the key 2-3 points you want this busy executive to take away from this meeting and use visuals, data, and example......Read More
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Yasmin Kothari
Yasmin Kothari
Peloton Senior Director of Product ManagementNovember 14
When you decide not to prioritize a stakeholder's request in your roadmap, make sure to: * Acknowledge and empathize - Recognize their effort and express understanding; they will likely be disappointed, and your empathy will go a long way * Highlight prioritization process - Explain how de......Read More
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Guy Levit
Guy Levit
Meta Sr. Director of Product ManagementApril 26
Generally, I am thinking of success in 3 dimensions: Vision, People and Execution. All three need to work well for a team to succeed over time. Early in your career Execution takes a bit of a higher focus. You can get your first 2-3 promotions by launching bigger and more complex projects. Howeve......Read More
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Linh Lam
Linh Lam
Lattice Group Product ManagerFebruary 16
Scroll down for answers to the specifics you called out, but I'll start with a more general framework first:  I find that a lot of this starts with your own mindset and attitude towards the people you're working with. When you don't officially manage someone (and even if you do), I find that thi......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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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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Marc Abraham
Marc Abraham
Intercom Senior Group Product ManagerJune 22
I know it sounds obvious, but it's important to have an open and early conversation about decision-making to avoid this becoming a blocker further down the line. You can use a RACI or DACI model to guide these conversations and achieve calarity about who owns a decision. The added benefit of mode......Read More
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Sriram Iyer
Sriram Iyer
Adobe GM / Head of Strategy, Product & PartnershipsMay 3
Some elements to consider -  1. Market - Market landscape, gaps, and market opportunities. You want to work on an impactful problem area. Key Geos you will play in. etc. 2. Key vectors - I also like to play at the intersection of 2-3 key growth vectors - so I know directionally I am betting i......Read More
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Mckenzie Lock
Mckenzie Lock
Netflix Director of ProductAugust 3
The candidate must “spike” (“8/10” or higher) in all of these areas, in order of importance:  1. Critical Thinking Given how many decisions and complex problems are thrown at PMs, this the #1 most important attribute I screen for. They don’t need to be a rocket scientist (top 0.5% of populati......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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