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Jacqueline Porter

Jacqueline Porter

Director of Product Management, GitLab
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Strategic product management professional with eight years of product development leadership experience. Offers outstanding talents in SaaS lifecycle processes, change management, risk mitigation, cost modeling including sensitivity analysis by ap......more

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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementJuly 27
Objectives and Key Results are meant to encourage cross-functional alignment and collaboration. In product management, it is essential to think of OKRs as a method for prioritizing scope that will help drive the top business KPIs, so that your product roadmap has a built-in mechanism for consider......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementMay 18
Both product lifecycles require a strong long-term vision in order to effectively motivate the team and attract users. Without a strong vision, the 0 to 1 product would not be able to focus on goals/exit criteria for launch while the mature product would get stuck in a routine problem-solving app......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementMay 18
Love this question! Planning for product vision is usually done in 3 horizons: 10 years, 3 years, and 1 year. The 10-year vision is your guiding, north-star approach that will help guide all other investments overtime. The 3-year vision is a little more actionable and will help shape what the ......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementDecember 8
I am a firm believer that what you need to grow and what you need to scale are two different things - including leadership, team processes, and strategy. This means that I have found it easier to start with a small seed group to build your framework for operating. This has a couple of advantages,......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementApril 14
I love this question - the audience is everything! I typically have 3 pre-prepared altitudes for my product roadmap which correspond to a specific persona and time horizon  1. Annual Thematic Roadmap with Big Boulder Features - Executives and Buyers of Product: This roadmap has a conceptual, i......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementDecember 8
A well-rounded product team requires three main features: * Diverse composition * Top talent in the domain * Rigorous product management processes Diverse talent can be accomplished by hiring with a specific schedule of product manager you want to hire. This can mean location diversity gende......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementJuly 27
Oftentimes as a Product leader, I am tasked with cross-functional work across Go-to-market, R&D, and finance. One of the most critical aspects of cross-functional is to drive clarity. This can be done by following three practices:  1. Have a published single-source-of-truth charter where curren......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementDecember 8
This is a great question about how to pave the way for two things: product strategy and product management execution. I can see this being applicable to not only first Product hires at start-ups, but new product areas a company has never pursued before. There are a few mechanisms/processes I woul......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementApril 14
Since I have joined GitLab, where our product roadmaps are publicly accessible (https://about.gitlab.com/direction/), I don't think I will ever go back to internal roadmaps. A public roadmap as a number of benefits:  1. You keep everyone internal to the company aligned and up to date on what t......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementApril 14
I typically start from what are the annual business targets set by the company to answer this question. Oftentimes, the sales organization, CEO, and professional services organizations have targets around expansion, new logo acquisition, and win rate which will help portion out what the backlog n......Read More
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Director of Product Management at GitLab
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