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Navigating Complexity When Creating Product Roadmaps

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Shaping the product roadmap is a continuous exercise in communication, collaboration, and prioritization. Join Rohini and Asa as they share their stories for getting in front of the twists and turns of product planning.

This month our Q&A will be moderated by Amelia Salyers, Director of Corporate Marketing at Mixpanel.

ABOUT THE TALKS:

Creating Focus, Consistency, and Transparency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping
By Rohini Pandhi

As product managers, we receive seemingly unlimited amounts of input on a daily basis. We get a continual stream of feedback from our customers, new ideas and proposals from our teams, and data/analytics from our products. We then need to synthesize all of that, weigh each potential project against one another, and align the team towards the right goals. In this talk, I'll share the criteria and processes our product team uses to evaluate, prioritize, and communicate our roadmap.

Stop Technical Debt from Slowing Your Product Down
By Asa Schachar

Is your product team slowed down by a large-scale engineering re-platforming? Have your engineers ever asked to stop building product and instead focus entirely on quality? Building a process by which your team effectively tackles technical debt is a powerful tool for maintaining product development speed and innovation. Learn why it is important to have a strategy around technical debt, how to work with engineering to understand the impact of technical debt, ways to effectively evangelize technical work across an organization, and how experimenting with process can be a powerful tool in paying down the technical debt and accelerating your product innovation.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Rohini Pandhi - Product Management, Square
Rohini is currently on the product team at Square. She has experiences building new products for startups, developing existing product lines for growth stage companies, and creating new innovation strategies for larger corporations. In her free time, Rohini also advises and invests in tech startups.

Asa Schachar - Engineering Manager, Optimizely
Asa Schachar is the Engineering Manager of the FullStack team at Optimizely. He joined Optimizely as a software engineer and was a technical lead for Optimizely X Web & Personalization. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Microsoft. He studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Harvard University and is an avid breakdancer.

Thanks to our sponsor! Mixpanel helps teams and companies build products that users love through its analytics software for apps, websites and other digital products. With almost 20,000 customers worldwide, and 10% of the Fortune 500, our platform empowers product, UX and developer teams to make better product decisions, every day. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mixpanel has offices in New York, Seattle, Salt Lake City and London. Mixpanel’s mission is to help the world learn from its data. For more information about Mixpanel, visit: www.mixpanel.com