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"Best Practices in Lean Product & Lean UX" talk by Dan Olsen

At our first Meetup, product leader Dan Olsen will give a talk on what Lean Product & Lean UX are and how to apply best practices.

Please join us for pizza, beer, and great discussion with fellow product managers, designers, and developers who want to share and compare notes on the latest tools and techniques to build products that customers love.

6:00 to 6:30: Check-in and networking over pizza & beer
6:30 to 7:30: "Best Practices in Lean Product & Lean UX" talk by Dan Olsen
7:30 to 8:00: Networking

About the Speaker
Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur and product expert. He started his high-tech career managing submarine design and then worked at Intuit where he led product management for Quicken. Dan also led product management at Friendster. He was CEO and cofounder of YourVersion, a personalized news discovery engine startup that won the People’s Choice Award at TechCrunch50.

Dan consults to companies, usually as interim VP of Product. His clients include Medallia, Facebook, Box, YouSendIt, Chartboost, Epocrates, Ness, and One Medical Group. Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Stanford.

You can view Dan's talks on SlideShare.
You can learn more about Dan on LinkedIn.

Our Meetup is sponsored by Medallia, who provides us with our wonderful space and free food. Medallia is actively hiring for product roles; you can learn more on Medallia's product jobs page.

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  • Tajinder

    Loved the practical application of Kano model - the best use of Kano I've seen in years. Really enjoyed the session.

    @Dan may I post a job for product mgmt here or on the discussion board?

    March 22, 2014

    • Dan O.

      Hi Tajinder: thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it. Sure, feel free to post your product management job on the discussion board. Cheers

      March 29, 2014

  • Jared Y.

    Hi everyone, Any product or UX folks interested in "Understanding and Evaluating the Cross-Channel Experience"?

    UserTesting is hosting Janelle Estes, Senior User Experience Specialist at Nielsen Norman Group for a free webinar tomorrow, March 27 from 11am - Noon Pacific Time.

    See below link if you want to attend:


    March 26, 2014

  • Adhir R.

    Great presentation and speaker. Really enjoyed it.

    March 19, 2014

  • Michael G.

    Enjoyed the presentations and the Q&A. Thought I would share something I found helpful "95 ways to find customers for customer development".

    If anyone is doing or has recently done customer development, I could really use 15 minutes of your time to hear about your experience and test a concept I'm working on. Drop me a note via my profile and I'll follow-up.

    Looking forward to the next meet-up!

    3 · March 19, 2014

    • Christine L.

      Wow, what an amazing resource! Thanks for sharing.

      March 19, 2014

    • Dan O.

      Thanks for sharing, Michael!

      March 19, 2014

  • John B.

    Awesome meetup, and great presentation from Dan Olsen. It would be great if participants could bring their 'new product idea' to the Meetup, and take a portion of the evening to go through some of the prioritization techniques Dan discussed....perhaps 5 min per product. A power session!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Ashwin J. M.

    The Meetup was great and Dan did an excellent job of providing insights from a practical perspective. A big thanks to Medallia for sponsoring it.
    As expressed by a few people already, it would be great if there is an option to remotely view the presentation for those of us who are not from the Bay Area.

    March 19, 2014

  • Alexis L.

    Dan was a great first speaker to kick off this meet-up series - looking forward to the next one!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Nauman

    Fantastic meetup. Dan's very confident and lucid. And funny!

    March 19, 2014

  • Ankit A.

    Fantastic Meetup. Dan did a great job presenting very relevant, insightful, and practical content with examples. The attendee involvement was high with lots of good questions and ideas.

    March 19, 2014

  • Peter M. A.

    Great Lean UX framework presentation and the kickoff of a promising series. Looking forward to more and adding some exercises.

    March 19, 2014

  • chethan

    Good presentation covering lean product development framework

    March 18, 2014

  • Laura

    Great presentation and speaker!

    March 18, 2014

  • Daniel G.

    Great presentation and very interactive crowd. I will attend again.

    March 18, 2014

  • Phil M.

    Great presentation, great discussion, great host!

    March 18, 2014

  • Valerie K.

    Dan's presentation provided an excellent framework for developing your product and great examples from his experience. Great to meet you Dan!

    March 18, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Great overview of Lean Product & Lean UX for the first meeting Dan!

    March 18, 2014

  • David G.

    Excellent content and great presenter

    March 18, 2014

  • Andrew S.

    Really nice summary of how to tackle market fit and initial product design / usability. Dan is deeply experienced with the processes and tools he discussed, and that clearly came across.

    March 18, 2014

  • Christine L.

    Dan started the meetup on a strong note with a great presentation! Lots of actionable advice.

    March 18, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Great first event Dan! Thanks for sharing your presentation and organizing the event. I look forward to future meetups on this topic.

    March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As below, I am not local. How about a remote host?



    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Dan, We have a group of budding product managers here in Minnesota and would love to "attend". Is it possible to have a call in number that we could use so we could listen in? Thanks, Viv

    February 19, 2014

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