At the CPO roundtable during ACCELERATE 2023, several thought leaders shared their insights:
⭐ Carmen Palmer (CPO, Women in Product) advised to “slow down to speed up.” She emphasized the importance of investing in planning and communication, and how prioritization should account for both customer outcomes and business outcomes.
⭐ Scott Williamson (Product Advisor and Former CPO, GitLab) highlighted how dependencies can hinder empowered teams. Effectively managing these dependencies is crucial to fostering empowered product teams.
⭐ Cory Gaines (CPO, Blackhawk Network) shed light on the daily struggles of a product manager. He stressed the importance of alignment with stakeholders on outcomes, as this paves the way for handling the constant influx of ideas and requests.
⭐ Ryan Polk (CPO, Stack Overflow) introduced the concept of the “You are not your product” team typology, which guides when to adjust portfolio levels, emphasizing the need to divest from some product areas while investing more in others.
Watch the session on-demand now to learn more on how great product leaders move the business forward.