Nov 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM
Conversations about the role of product management and the goals of product development teams are often focused on what we are building, how we are building it and what KPIs our products will advance. These are essential conversations, but they lack a sense of purpose. As a product teams, our only purpose is to build delightful things people love.
Tim will share what it means for product teams to be purpose-driven vs. feature or metrics-driven, how focusing on delight creates a culture of constant learning, and what role product managers should play in making things people love.
About Tim Grace
Tim is currently the Head of Product at Trunk Club, a consumer retail startup that's changing how men buy clothes. He's focused on building a platform that enables Trunk Club's personal stylists to deliver highly personalized experiences to guys at scale. Tim has also led many growth initiatives at Trunk Club and remains fascinated with the intersection of marketing & technology.
Prior to Trunk Club, Tim led product development, UX, marketing & snack procurement at marketing automation SaaS startup Signal. His background also includes product & marketing roles at Apartments.com/Cars.com in addition to time spent studying consumer behavior and their relationships with brands at Millward Brown.
Tim believes that 1) PMs are not CEOs - CEOs are CEOs 2) process is (mostly) created to compensate for low performing teams and 3) humility separates great PMs from good ones (which is why he isn't a great PM, but thinks he is). He also enjoys debating this over beers - just name the time and place.