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Jessica
Hall

VP OF PRODUCT STRATEGY AND DESIGN

About JESSICA HALL

Jessica Hall is Vice President of Product Strategy and Design at 3Pillar Global and an Amazon best selling author of The Product Mindset: Succeed in the Digital Economy by Changing the Way Your Organization Thinks. Recognized eight times as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. 5000, 3Pillar Global builds breakthrough software products that power digital businesses.

An experienced product strategist, UX designer, and leader, Jessica pushes people to rethink outdated assumptions about product development. She delivers practical advice, takeaways, and actionable insights illustrated with stories, to unleash the potential of people and organizations.

Jessica speaks to groups around the globe about strategy, product development, user experience, and coaching innovative teams. Her actionable advice and in-the-trenches experience make her an audience favorite on the conference circuit. Jessica has spoken at Lean and Agile DC, VOICE Summit, Lean Startup Week and Atlassian Summit. She shares her insights at her personal website, HallwayStudio.com.

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JESSICA HALL’S Latest Content

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FOUR WAYS TO DEFLATE THE DISCORD THAT’S KILLING YOUR TEAM

In June of 2017, A List Apart published Jessica’s article on how to approach and manage team conflict so that team performance doesn’t suffer in the wake of it. She offers four ways to approach the problem, including having clear priorities for the team and creating working plans for when a conflict arises. The end goal, she argues, isn’t for the team to like each other, but to respect each other enough to work together for the benefit of the project.

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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS SCOPE CREEP

Scope creep is a frequent source of friction between technical teams and stakeholders, and can lead to a toxic environment without a balance between requests and change. However, Jessica argues, scope creep doesn’t actually exist. Instead, it’s misaligned priorities and management tactics for changing requirements. Watch Jessica’s talk in its entirety, which has been featured at the Atlassian Summit and the Code Writers Workshop.

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3 IN 3: SHIP BETTER CODE FASTER

Jessica talked with 3Pillar’s CTO Jonathan Rivers on technology areas they believe development teams should focus on to ship better code faster. Between the two of them, they shared their thoughts on why QA Automation, Docker/container technology, and server less architectures will help product teams to reduce friction when getting to production in their builds.

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04

ARE YOU DOING STUFF OR CREATING VALUE?

Is the work your team is doing helping to solve a problem for your customer or helping to acquire new customers for your business? Or is it just something to do? In a recent blog post written with Technical Manager Derek Tiffany, Jessica outlines the five guidelines to follow so as to ensure your teams are doing a lot, but also creating value quickly and regularly.

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OUT INNOVATING THE COMPETITION

How do you stay ahead of the competition when managing products while still effectively planning product strategy and charting out a product roadmap? Jessica set out to answer this and more in a webinar in conjunction with Product Collective. She highlights the Product Mindset, which allows teams to remain focused on end customer needs while building products.

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