March 12, 2018

Convoy CPO on Product Management Fallacies

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Product Management Fallacies

The Mythical Man Month was published in 1975 illustrating many fallacies of software engineering and project management. Product management has long been hard to analyze, but the shift to data and experimentation as a core part of Product Management has surfaced several fallacies. Roadmaps are pointless if the underlying Product Management system is not set up the right way. Convoy Chief Product Officer, Ziad Ismail shares his experience from running product teams and advising startups on some of the major pitfalls and solutions.

About the Speaker

Ziad Ismail is the Chief Product Officer of Convoy, responsible for data science, design, growth and product teams. Before Convoy, Ziad was the Chief Product Officer of Marchex, Chief Executive Officer of CitiKey, and served in other product leadership roles at Microsoft. Prior to that, he spent two winters at the Arctic Circle in the Swedish military. Ziad earned an MSc in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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