- 📢 Thursday, 07:35 - 08:25
For the lack of better words, Melissa is a Lean ninja. She's able to stay and drive focus on detailed, well-tought out approaches, problems and validation targets while infecting the sorroundings with her lean mentality: an extremely valueable skill. She's a product & UX driven professional with excellent public speaking abilities and network. Hustler by nature, lean master by calling. -Shout out from Linkedin
Melissa is the CEO of Produx Labs, a Product Management training organization, and the author of “Escaping the Build Trap.” In 2019, she was appointed to the faculty of Harvard Business School to teach Product Management in the MBA program.
Melissa believes the key to creating great products is growing great product leaders. Committed to that mission, she created two online schools: Product Institute, where she has shared her scientific approach to Product Management with over 3500 students, and The CPO Accelerator, which specializes in growing product leaders into Chief Product Officers.
She has helped thousands of product managers to think easier and faster.
@ Thursday 07:35 - 08:25
Over the past decade, many companies have turned to Agile to help them improve how they build and release software to customers. Now, we’re faced with different questions - “How do I ensure that our company goals are being met?” “How do we scale value creation across an organization?” “How do I make sure everyone is moving in the same direction?”
These questions cannot be solved solely through good processes - either agile or product. They need a deeper understanding of how software can be a strategic differentiator for companies, and a core part of their company strategy. That’s where product thinking comes in. In this talk, Melissa will break down what product thinking is and how successful companies scale their product management organizations to create extreme value.