Six Key Insights On Product Management From Virtual Scaletech 1.0

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San Francisco-based Beckie Wood joined us for our first Virtual Scaletech AI Product event on May 20. Beckie spent 12 years at music streaming pioneer Pandora, before that she started her career in investment banking and equity research. She joined Pandora when it was a scrappy 60 person company and got to work on early personalization and recommender capabilities all the way through until 2019 when she led a 65 person cross-functional team. The following six insights are based on the excerpts from Beckie’s presentation and Q&A with Alistair Croll during the event.

1. Be Clear About What You Are Building

When you think about product strategy and what you want to build, the most important thing is to have an important problem that you’re solving for a ton of users and that you solve it in a unique and differentiated way. It’s critical to be extremely clear and concise when considering your product strategy. My preference for mapping that out is to use V2MOM: Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles, and Measurement. 

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Six Key Insights On Product Management From Virtual Scaletech 1.0

San Francisco-based Beckie Wood joined us for our first Virtual Scaletech AI Product event on May 20. Beckie spent 12 years at music streaming pioneer Pandora, before that she started her career in investment banking and equity research. She joined Pandora when it was a scrappy 60 person company an ...

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