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...Read More
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How do you think about communicating your roadmap to other teams? What level of detail do people need?
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 hor...Read More
What's your framework to prioritizing needs/deliverables when you're the first Product Manager at a company establishing the function?
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...Read More
If you were starting out in a rapidly growing company would you start by embedding some best practice and then start to build out a team or start by building a small but mighty team and tackle it as a group?
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 th...Read More
A well-rounded product team requires three main features: Diverse composition Top talent in the domain Rigorous product management processes Diverse talent can be acco...Read More
When does it make sense to make your roadmap publically available, and what do you include (vs your internal roadmap)
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 roa...Read More
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 servi...Read More
Communicating as a product manager is probably 90% of the job. I would say you need to make sure you establish clear chains of communication, both internally and exter...Read More
Gitlab, my current company, the product organization is kind of unique. We have several product directors over each major products section which roles up to a VP of Pr...Read More
How do you get autonomy for prioritizing your roadmap when your sales process is very sales heavy, and sales leadership wants to dictate priorities?
Well, I often incorporate multiple sensing mechanisms into the roadmap - the field and sales team are definitely an important lever to drive revenue, which really is w...Read More
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Director of Product Management at GitLab
Product Management AMA Contributor
Knows About Establishing Product Management, Building a Product Management Team, Influencing the ...more