CPO Series – Leading Product Through Uncertain Times

As the market tumbling and capital drying up, it’s never been more challenging for product leaders to navigate through uncertain times. Every CPO feels an elevated need for making tougher decisions fasters; while the demand for delivering more with less, both in roadmaps and outcomes, higher.

In this session, Ryan Polk, Insight Partner’s SVP of Product and Tech Center of Excellence, and former CPO of Carbon Black and CA Technologies will share how CPOs can step up to lead their team and business forward in this challenging time.

As an expert on both sides of the table, Ryan is probably one of the best persons to share his insights on leading products in challenging market.

In this session, Ryan will cover

  • Difference between a head of product vs a CPO and when to hire which role
  • Touch conversations a CPO need to have.
  • How to work the problem from the organization, portfolio and product investment perspective
  • The least mastered skill of a CPO and how to address it (spoiler alert – implement a system)

“A great CPO will be able to build company-wide buy-in so that everyone feels like they are a part of the decision-making process every step of the way.”

“(During uncertain times) tools with visibility into you company are so vital because it shows you what you are going to lose based on ROI and prevents uninformed decisions. This will allow you to truly become a connoisseur of team structuring so you can drive outcomes at a more effective level.”

“We invested in Dragonboat because we believe it’s solving a problem. I spent years in google sheets and docs and that’s how I know this is the best tool to help you build an effective system into the organization.”

Check out the other sessions in this CPO Summer Series

The following transcript has been altered for readability. 

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