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Branding Yourself Through the Hiring Process
12 March

Tim Barnes, Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart, believes that you can retain employees by spending time soft-selling you and your company’s brand before you begin the hiring process.

Hiring
EM
Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart

General Principles for 1:1s
12 March

Tim Barnes, Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart, describes three general principles for one-on-ones that he has infused into his operations.

One-on-one
EM
Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart

Uniting Personal and Professional Development on Your Team
12 March

Tim Barnes, Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart, explains his perspective on why most people leave their current company and why he now consistently invests in individuals personal and professional development.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Motivation
EM
Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart

Process Improvement
12 March

Tim Barnes, Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart, describes how having flexibility and iteration when dealing with processes can lead to improvements across the board.

Dev Processes
Team processes
Meetings
EM
Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Senior Engineering Manager at Instacart

Balancing A Reorganization Between Business Goals and Product Divisions
6 March

Nidhi Gupta, Co-Founder of divHERsity and former CPO of Hired, talks about restructuring teams to focus on core business goals. The reorganization allowed Nidhi to gain alignment of R&D organization with the rest of the business, allocate stakeholders, set clear KPI success metrics, and establish OKRs.

Cross-functional collaboration
Scaling Team
Internal Communication
Collaboration
Company Culture
Reorganization
PM
EM
Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta

Chief Product Officer at Hired, DiverHERsity

When A Product Roadmap & Career Ladder Helps A Company Scale
4 March

Rushil Goel, VP of Product at Samsara, wanted to build a product team to help scale their company. In this process, they realized they would be able to create a career ladder and fully establish teams and ICs that would be able to help them reach their aggressive growth goals.

Product Team
Scaling Team
Building a Team
Career Path
PM
EM
Rushil Goel

Rushil Goel

VP Product at Samsara

Impactful Mid-Level Thematic Objectives
2 March

Jon Fan, VP of Product of Box, describes why he created a mid-level tiered 12-month set of focused roadmap themes and how it connects the company’s strategy to the Sprint-level work done by individuals.

Sharing the vision
Prioritization
PM
Jon Fan

Jon Fan

VP Product at Box

Bringing a Business Analyst Onto a Product Team
2 March

Jon Fan, VP of Product at Box, advocates for viewing customers with a wide-aperture and resolves that having someone who can analyze data on your product team can help you do so.

Data team
Product Team
PM
Jon Fan

Jon Fan

VP Product at Box

A New Perspective on Continuous Delivery
2 March

Jon Fan, VP of Product at Box, describes how he formed a virtual operating team that integrated leaders from the launch and release phase of a product into the product development process.

Collaboration
Product
Internal Communication
Building a Team
PM
Jon Fan

Jon Fan

VP Product at Box

Building a Product Management Rubric
2 March

Jon Fan, VP of Product at Box, shares his simplified four area rubric creation for product managers, using it as a career development template and performance evaluation mechanism.

Career Path
Product Team
PM
Jon Fan

Jon Fan

VP Product at Box

Establishing A Career Ladder By Involving Everyone
2 March

Nidhi Gupta, co-founder at DiverHERsity, tells the story of how she helped develop a career ladder at Hired. She discusses the importance of involving everyone from the top down in critical decisions within a company or organization. This all-hands approach might yield results that were not expected and helps everyone adapt to changes that can have valuable impacts across for everyone.

Career Path
Convincing
Leadership
Personal growth
Handling Promotion
Salary / Work Conditions
PM
EM
Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta

Chief Product Officer at Hired, DiverHERsity

Why You Are Not Getting Feedback
29 February

Ketan Gangtirkar, VP of Engineering at Indeed, shares a few key points from his extensive list on why somebody is not receiving feedback.

Feedback
Leadership
Personal growth
PM
EM
Ketan Gangatirkar

Ketan Gangatirkar

VP of Engineering at Indeed

Lessons Learned From Failed Feedback
29 February

Ketan Gangtirkar, VP of Engineering at Indeed, shares an example of how giving feedback didn’t go well and describes his sense of what he did wrong.

Feedback
Personal growth
PM
EM
Ketan Gangatirkar

Ketan Gangatirkar

VP of Engineering at Indeed

How to Communicate Poor Decisions Made by Management
29 February

Evan Carmi, Engineering Manager at Airbnb, discusses how to approach higher-level managers and express your dissatisfaction with the poorly made decisions.

Managing Up
Internal Communication
EM
Evan Carmi

Evan Carmi

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

The Power of the Reframe
29 February

Evan Carmi, Engineering Manager at Airbnb, delves into using reframing as a technique that can help his direct reports see challenges as opportunities to become more productive and confident.

Personal growth
Internal Communication
Productivity
Impact
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Evan Carmi

Evan Carmi

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

Fixing Communication Bugs
29 February

Evan Carmi, Engineering Manager at Airbnb, explains how to successfully fix communication bugs by being aware of the difference between intention and impact.

Internal Communication
EM
Evan Carmi

Evan Carmi

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

Running Distributed Teams: A Human Connection Is Vital
2 March

Herman Man, CPO at BlueVine, explains the importance of developing a human connection with your teams, no matter where they are in the world.

Cultural differences
Internal Communication
Building a Team
Leadership
Remote
PM
EM
Herman Man

Herman Man

CPO at Bluevine

Effective Prioritization: A Balance of Timeline Planning, Rice, Precision, And Accuracy
2 March

Herman Man, CPO at BlueVine, explains all of the different elements that have helped him develop effective prioritization.

Prioritization
Roadmap
Productivity
Impact
PM
EM
Herman Man

Herman Man

CPO at Bluevine

Formalizing Processes to Gain Visibility in a Remote Organization
29 February

Ryan Scheuermann, Director of Engineering at InVision, discusses how he learned to probe, get visibility, and gain confidence in the performances of ICs while leading a completely remote organization.

Remote
EM
Ryan Scheuermann

Ryan Scheuermann

Director of Engineering at InVision

Product Managers and Founders: Ingredients for a Good Relationship
27 February

Herman Man, CPO at BlueVine, explains how product managers could build and maintain a good relationship with founders with a product mindset.

Product
Leadership
Internal Communication
Managing Up
Managing Expectations
PM
EM
Herman Man

Herman Man

CPO at Bluevine

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