Product Management Interview With Cyndy Bates Finnie

Ask your users questions, but also spend a day in their shoes. - Andre Bakken
“If the Sales mantra is ‘Always be closing’, the Product mantra is, ‘Always be discovering’.” – Cyndy Bates Finnie

Welcome to our continuing series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals!

In the spotlight today is Cyndy Bates Finnie, known in some circles as the Technology EMT.

What process has he found to be most successful for working with sales? And how does she apply her Scrum Master skills to her personal life? Read on…

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Product Management Interview With Andre Bakken, Senior Director Of Product Management At The Weather Company

Ask your users questions, but also spend a day in their shoes. - Andre Bakken
“Ask your users questions, but also spend a day in their shoes. Watch what they’re doing. Try to get to the heart of the problem, then determine a solution.” – Andre Bakken

Welcome to the third season of our continuing series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals!

In the spotlight today is Andre Bakken, Senior Director of Product Management at The Weather Company.

What process has he found to be most successful for bringing powerful products to market? What do you do when things fail or the release goes sideways? Read on…

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Product Management Interview With Haig Sakouyan, Product Manager At BlueBat Games / Cofounder ProductCamp Vancouver

Strive to do good work which makes your team look good. If they look good, you will too.
“Strive to do good work which makes your team look good. If they look good, you will too.” – Haig Sakouyan

Continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals!

In the spotlight today is Haig Sakouyan, Product Manager at BlueBat Games and Cofounder of ProductCamp Vancouver.

How did one of his gaming products thrive in a super saturated market? And what practical advice does he have for Product Managers interested in mobile products? Read on…

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Product Management Interview With Paul Young, Godfather Of ProductCamp

When faced with a constraint like this, we have to get creative...
“When faced with a constraint like this, we have to get creative…” – Paul Young

Continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight today is Paul Young, an instructor for Pragmatic Marketing and the founder of ProductCamp Austin. How did a degree in Radio-Television-Film lead to product management? And what practical advice does he have for harried Product Managers? Read on…

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Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… Vanessa Ferranto

"Nancy Drew's courage, problem-solving and strength resonated with me as a child, and still does today..." - Vanessa Ferranto
“Nancy Drew’s courage, problem-solving and strength resonated with me as a child, and still does today…” – Vanessa Ferranto

Continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight today is Vanessa Ferranto, Senior Product Manager at Leaf where she is responsible for mobile point-of sale and web application products. Prior to that, she worked at Boston.com and WGBH defining CMS products and features as part of the full development of the CMS.

What was it like for her to introduce product management into several very different companies? And which literary figure most resonates with her? Read on…

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