Startups, by their very nature, experience a lot of growth and evolution over a relatively short period of time — and if they don’t, they fail. But simultaneously planning for growth and change, both internally and externally, is a difficult task for even the most experienced product managers.
Luckily, our guest today is not just an experienced product manager but also a growth specialist. Joining us is Jaffrey Ali, Chief Product Officer at FranConnect. Jaffrey has over 20 years of experience in technology companies plus experience with a variety of different startups, and he has developed a skill for leveraging people’s greatest strengths, putting people in teams that work together, and then driving those teams to work effectively with strong product strategy — even when things don’t go according to plan.
How do you prepare a team (and yourself) for the unexpected?
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