Building Products with Distributed Teams

You can manage a roadmap easily in a small colocated team; but how do you maximize impact when you’re in several time zones? How about when you can’t be in every discussion about priorities? What about when your backlog takes a full day to triage? There’s a way you can automate the work in the details so you can focus on the big picture and maximize your impact—your company’s mission. Josh Aziz, who has led large, non-colocated, and cross-functional teams at TransferWise and Seamless, will teach you to create a clear product vision so everyone builds towards your company’s mission, tactics to help colleagues make product decisions independently, and other tips to get you out of the details and maximize your impact.

About the Speaker

Josh Aziz is the Product Manager for TransferWise North America. He leads the product strategy and vision for the U.S. and Canada. He works alongside a team of banking and compliance experts, customer support specialists, and engineers to transform how money moves around the world, and make financial services cheaper, more transparent, and more convenient for everyone.
About the Video: You can manage a roadmap easily in a small colocated team; but how do you maximize impact when you’re in several time zones?

About the speaker
Josh Aziz TransferWise, Product Lead Member

Josh Aziz is the Lead Product Manager for TransferWise North America. He leads the product strategy and vision for the U.S. and Canada. He works alongside a team of banking and compliance experts, customer support specialists, and engineers to transform how money moves around the world, and make financial services cheaper, more transparent, and more convenient for everyone.

About the host
Andrea Chesleigh Boxed, VP of Product and Engineering

Andrea is the VP of Product and Engineering at One Kings Lane, a digital-first resource for making your home an expression of your personal style. She has spent over fifteen years in Product and Tech, and has led teams at startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Rent the Runway, Zappos, Time Warner, and Verizon. Andrea is passionate about solving hard (seemingly impossible) challenges, developing simple yet delightful products, building teams of entrepreneurial critical thinkers, and creating strategic outcomes with impact. She is a hands-on leader with a player/coach style, diving into the details with her team to partner, advise, and guide them to success.

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