If you're looking for Kellin Haley you're most likely to find her: on a surfboard, on a motorcycle, running product at NBCUniversal.
Haley is a self-described "minimum viable product manager." When I ask her what that means, she tells me:
I would say an MVPM is someone who understands that there are parts of tech, parts of design, parts of business that are really important to know when planning a successful future for products - but understanding that there are also other parts of those spaces that you should not be focusing on. It can be a big waste of time for you as a product manager, trying to do everything yourself, instead of letting the real stars of your team shine." Kellin Haley
I learned all this and more from Kellin in true tech fashion - while sipping coffee at Maker City LA, home to General Assembly's DTLA campus and dozens of startups.
Haley also gave me the naked truth about:
- How to get founders to "give up their baby" to a product manager
- The myth of "if you build it, they will come"
- Things every man should know about working with women
Convinced yet? Tune in below or head to 100 Product Managers to learn more.