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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Product Direction And Keeping Things Simple - Marlon Hope, Netacea

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Marlon Hope, head of Product for Netacea, joins Aram Melkoumov to discuss product development principles and key lessons for product success. He also talks about why data is important to measure the success of the objectives of your product. Netacea is agentless Intent Analytics platform.

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About Marlon Hope
Marlon Hope is the Head of Product at Netacea. He is PRINCE 2 and Agile qualified, with years spent in banking, operations management, procurement, and logistics. The golden thread in his career is strong project management skills and consistent, high-quality delivery.

0:11 | Episode intro and what’s in for you
0:57 | How a computer game made Marlon a better product owner
5:07 | Good product building involves processes and patterns
7:38 | Marlon’s first principles of a good product design
10:01 | Marlon’s framework of stripping the root cause of a problem
14:00 | How project management and delivery helped Marlon become a product manager
18:43 | Common myths that prevent people from becoming a success in product delivery 22:50 | How being non-technical has helped Marlon in his product journey
27:17 | A bit about Netacea, how it works, and its difference from the competitors
29:40 | Other product lessons and key principles in terms of how Marlon operates
32:00 | How much your product’s data can give
13:15 | Wrap-up
“Being a product developer, you don’t always have a perfect environment to be able to achieve excellence. There’s always some form of compromise that you have to make.” [5:40]

“Effective solving of problems that seem impossible requires quick experimentation. Don’t be hung up on getting the right answer, but plot a path of trial, failing, start again, but do it quickly and take opportunities to validate what we do.” [13:14]

“Being non-technical forces us to speak a common language that a four-year-old can understand.” [26:25]

“When you follow data, it’s very hard to make wrong decisions.” [31:37]

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