ProductTank Seattle: Dealing with HiPPOs Without Going Insane

ProductTank Seattle
ProductTank Seattle
Public group

8th + Olive

720 Olive Way · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Take the elevator to the 14th floor

Location image of event venue


1. Networking: 6:00 - 6:30pm
2. Speaker: 6:30 - 7:15pm
3. Q&A: 7:15 - 7:30pm
4. Further Networking: 7:30 - 8:00pm

720 Olive Way, 14th floor
Seattle, WA 98101

Directions: From the main lobby, go towards the elevators. Take the elevator to the 14th floor and look for signs for the meetup.

Dealing with HIPPOs, (the Highest-Paid Person’s Opinion) without going insane!
Are you building a product in an idea-rich environment? What do you do when ideas are flying at you from all directions because everyone has an opinion? Is your backlog overflowing with feature requests and turning into a black hole? Is your roadmap a collection of other people’s priorities? … One or more of these situations has happened to all of us at some point in our career. I’ve been here and it’s incredibly frustrating, especially when you’re stuck in the thick of it. However, you CAN make this situation work in your favor!

Michael Fountain is the Head of Product at Apptentive, serving Product Managers, Digital Marketers, and UX Researchers at the world's top brands, powering millions of consumer interactions across billions of mobile devices each month. He spent the last 19 years creating customer value as an early engineer at Amazon, a 2x entrepreneur from bootstrap to exit, and as a product leader facilitating change by talking to real customers, driving outcomes over output, and building enduring product teams.

Twitter: @mfount