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Friday, February 14 • 10:00am - 10:25am
OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): We Are All Product Owners FILLING

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When our product owner announced their departure earlier last year, our team had to answer tough questions. What would we do without a PM? How would we prioritize our growth goals against an ever-changing sea of company priorities? Who would manage stakeholders and priorities in a company as fast-moving as Lyft? The answer came surprisingly: no replacement was to be hired; instead the team would own its product direction!

Join usas we discover how shifting product ownership to the engineering team led to a revitalization of our mandate as product growth engineers. We'll discuss how the team utilized bottom-up rapid experimentation and a learning mindset to validate opportunities for the business. Together, the team developed skills in the ever-mystical art of relationship-building to communicate and influence effectively across the organization. And finally - gulp - the team continuously reported OKR progress in front of senior product leadership, celebrating wins and owning up to shortcomings.

Product ownership is both freeing and frightening, but learning to take it on is crucial to developing business-aligned, purposeful engineers. Whether or not you have a product owner, we will emerge with strategies for increasing engagement, ownership and product-mindedness on your engineering teams!

ProductWorld Speakers
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Andrew Hao

Software Engineer, Lyft
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Ismail Coskuner

Engineering Manager, Lyft
Ismail is a growth enthusiast who worked with companies in multiple stages from seed to public. Currently, as the engineering manager of Organic Traffic team at Lyft, he focuses on spreading the Lyft brand and driving organic growth by building products that are both useful and scalable... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:25am PST
OPEN Workshop Stage 2 (Exhibit Hall West)