Past Meetup

Growing up lean:establishing product management & working with maturing products

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We are proud to be part of the first ever World Product Day on May 23, which will feature an incredible 77 local, in-person, events right across the world ( Here is the agenda for the Product Tank for Zürich, we are very excited to have to amazing speakers all around the topic on how to "grow up lean".

5.30 pm: Check-in and Networking
6.00 pm: Talk by Janna (Co-Founder of Mind the Product and CEO at Prod Pad, via Skype from UK)
6:30pm: Talk by Nina (Head of Solutions & Products at Appway)
7:00 pm: Fishbowl Discussion
7:30 pm: Apero at the Ginetta bar

Talk by Janna
Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so Janna will tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on:
– How to avoid becoming a feature factory, while taming your beast of a backlog
– How to use your roadmap to drive experimentation to hit company objectives
– How to disrupt yourself before someone else does

Who is Janna?
Janna ( is a product manager, taking the forms of a startup founder and CEO. As a product manager she is always looking for better tools, that's why she founded ProdPad, a product management software that helps you manage your roadmap and your product backlog. In addition to that, she is the co-founder of Mind the Product.

Talk by Nina
Product management can spark endless discussions and many different interpretations on how it is supposed to be done. Reaching understanding of and alignment inside and outside of your organisation on what you and your team are working on is crucial for succeeding as product organisation. Nina will share insights into her roadmap of institutionalising product management in business and tech at Appway. She is going to expand on how to take it to a strategic level and how to orchestrate iterations across all levels of the organisation and share valuable takeaways for your day-to-day work.

Who is Nina?
Nina ( is a product specialist with a background in business strategy and international relations, Nina is currently driving strategic product management at Appway as Head of Products and Solutions and acting as a Co-Lead for TEDxZurich. She holds a degree in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen. When she is not doing gymnastics, Nina spends her spare time recharging on sunlight in Ticino, following world politics and trying to find her voice as passionate supporter of women in leadership.