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Paul McAvinchey

For over 15 years, Paul has been building and collaborating on digital products with fast-growing startups and global brands, including AOL and WMS Gaming. Currently, he's a co-founder of Product Collective, a worldwide community of product people. Members collaborate on Slack, meet at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, listen to Rocketship.fm, learn at Product Interviews and get a weekly brief that includes best practices in product management. In recent years he led business development at DXY, a leading product design firm in the Midwest, and product innovation at MedCity Media, a publishing startup acquired by Breaking Media in 2015.

Dysfunctional Teams and the Wisdom of Ants

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Kirsten Butzow, formerly at Pragmatic Marketing (now at Salt River Project) @KirstenButzow. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. Cross-functional interaction is critical for success.  This is true for any…

Product Strategy When Scaling a Company

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Des Traynor of Intercom @destraynor. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. A good idea can carry a company through one cycle of tech innovation but building a company that…

Demand-Side Innovation

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Bob Moesta of The Re-Wired Group @bmoesta. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. There is an oversupply of innovation and technology and really, consumers simply don’t know how to…

Managing the Unexpected

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by John Vars of Varo Money @JohnV. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. Life changes fast. This is true for us as humans, but as well as the products…

Hiring and Scaling Your First Product Team

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Merci Victoria Grace, formerly of Slack @merci. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. Founders and Heads of Product at early stage companies are often trying to do two impossible…

Starting with Customers’ Problems

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Ash Maurya of LEANSTACK @ashmaurya. Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. Most products fail, simply because we build something nobody wants. This begs the obvious question: Why does this happen…

The Art of Being Compelling

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Sachin Rekhi of Notejoy (@sachinrekhi). Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. As Product Managers, we spend so much of our time convincing stakeholders of the right path forward, whether…

Leading Product Management Excellence

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Jeff Lash of SiriusDecisions (@JeffLash). Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. What factors make Product Management successful? Of surveyed companies, only 15% said that 75% of their products…

The Basecamp Way of Work

The following insights were gleaned from a presentation at INDUSTRY given by Ryan Singer of Basecamp (@RJS). Download Product Management TACTICS eBook for more. Basecamp has a reputation of not only being one of the most respected product-driven SaaS businesses, but also…