30 Days of Product Management Genius with Jonah Lau | How Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Can Speed Up Your Agile Product Development
“What’s your long-term career goal?” the CEO asked.
“I don’t have a long-term goal, yet.” I was answering a question in the final interview for a Product position. “But I have one for the short-term: become a Product Manager.”
“Okay. We’ll see,” he replied, ending the interview. Three days later, I landed the job. I was going to facilitate a product powered by cutting-edge technology that I barely knew. Besides being in over my head with the technology, I didn’t even know what I was supposed to do as a Product Manager!
I didn’t know how to achieve my goal: I didn’t just want to survive as a Product Manager, I wanted to thrive! I was nervous, but my desire to learn helped me focus on my next steps. I hired a researcher to provide me with all the information and online tutorials I needed to learn about Product Management, and I acquired a list of thought leaders in this domain.
A week later, I was like a piranha swimming in the ocean of knowledge. Tapping into all the genius of those who came before me, soaking up all of their combined wisdom, I quickly learned as much as I could and applied this to my new job. Senior Management was amazed by my acumen and Product Management skills.
Jonah Lau is a Product Management genius who contributed to my PM success.
How Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Can Speed Up Your Agile Product Development
People Will Go Where They Can Grow is a story I wrote about Lau, who four years ago was a lawyer who’d decided to let go of that career path and fly to New York, where now he is a software engineer, product development manager, and co-founder and CTO at Clickful. He’s built an online platform to automate the entire digital advertising process for SME. He’s bootstrapping a business.
He says his firm is still a start up, and everyone there has to multi-task. His job is to solicit user feedback from clients and create code. He’s working on software now that will accelerate the user feedback loop. How can a company improve their product or service if they aren’t asking their users how well the product or service is working?
Are you a Product Manager? Are you hungry for practical and actionable PM knowledge you can apply on your job?
Jonah Lau is a speaker in the Product Manager Summit: The first FREE Web Conference showcasing Product Management best practices from around the world.
His topic will be What Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Are and How They Speed Up Your Agile Product Development.
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