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Minimum Viable Product Manager

with Kellin Haley of NBCUniversal
Sep 13
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Minimum Viable Product Manager | 100 PM

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.

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