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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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Building Effective Product Management Teams - Tadas Labudis, Playvox

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Tadas Labudis is a Senior Director of Product @ Playvox. His company Prodsight, was acquired in 2022 by Playvox. He shares with Aram what it's like not being a CEO but working as Senior Director of Product instead. Tadas also talks about his tricks on building a competitive team and user research methods for product discovery

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About Tadas Labudis:
Tadas leads the Customer AI team at Playvox. He joined Playvox in 2022 following the acquisition of Prodsight, a text analytics startup he founded to help support teams get deeper insights from their customer interactions. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife and baby daughter, play drums and try his hand at perfecting espresso and latte art.

SHOW NOTES:
0:00 | Introduction to Tadas Labudis
1:05 | His transition when Prodsight, his company, was acquired in 2022 by Playvox
2:48 | Contrast between his work at Prodsight and Playvox
4:11 | Missing the CEO title at Prodsight
6:19 | User Research Methods for Discovery at Playvox
9:03 | Tools to track the success of a product released to the market
11:07| Validating new features on different products
13:10 | Differences between working at Prodsight and Playvox
15:41 | What Tadas needs to learn in order to be better at doing discoveries
18:00 | Changes in product innovation in big companies
20:33 | How to motivate and foster the spirit of innovation in team members
24:52 | Q/A session
26:22 | Wrap-up

QUOTES:
“When you build a good product, the rest will come easily. People will find you despite how remote your medium of communication may be.” [2:03]

“The core of every company, whether start-up or advanced, is the product.” [3:00]

“For any company growing, it’s only natural to do things without much urgency unless there’s fear of losing the company.” [18:42]

Resources Mentioned
The Mom Test: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H4G2J1U/

Connect with Tadas Labudis
Personal Website: https://labudis.com/
Company’s Website: https://www.playvox.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tadaslabudis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tadaslab

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