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May 18

How OKRs work (and don’t work) for Product Teams

In a recent discussion with Patrick Collins from Zip Money, he revealed they replaced roadmapping with OKRs. At Pointzi we’ve had several false starts with OKRs – so this deep-dive video is with OKR expert Sten Pittet of Tability. Sten asserts that one of the main things people get wrong is making objectives to quantitative


Apr 21

Scaling Product Teams

This video interview (below) is a section of a longer fireside with Patrick Collins, CPO of public company Zip (ASX:Z1P). There is 25 people in Product and 150 people in Engineering, so we dig into the way Zip is structuring given their explosive growth revolutionising how we think about payments. Zip organizes teams in triads


Apr 7

Product Managers: Data-driven experiments are an excuse not to be brave

Being “data-driven” is “virtual signalling for Product Managers” and not the best method for some product decisions and roles. This snippet from a longer conversation with Patrick Collins of Zip.co digs into the suprising insight of different traits in PMs. Patrick quipped about his experience: “I’ve only been doing this product thing for 10 or


May 13

Canva: Product Management Process and Stack

Canva is one of the fastest growing companies around and now has 500 staff. I recently interviewed Robert Kawalsky who’s startup Zeetings, was acquired by Canva in April 2018. Robert soon took the lead for both Zeetings and Canva Presentations groups which represents a huge opportunity in Enterprise, SME and also Education. Our the interview (a


Apr 21

Feature Prioritization and roadmapping

Previous posts have discussed roadmap prioritization, delusions/biases and methods like RICE to reduce bias when deciding what features to add to your Product. With that in mind, I was browsing a Y-Combinator interview with Brian Donohue, the President of Instapaper, acquired by Pinterest. I thought it was worth sharing. Brian provided a simplified prioritization technique