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Lifting the Feature Factory Boulder – Katie Saindon on The Product Experience


Katie Saindon

Startups, scale-ups, and unicorns get all the press – but there are an awful lot more product people working at large organisations. Katie Saindon, Senior Manager of Product Management at GE Healthcare, is one of them. Working on their digital products and platforms, she’s learned a lot about how to survive and thrive in a company that’s on a journey to new ways of working. She joins us on the podcast this week to share some of her experiences.

In this episode, sponsored by Yellowfin, listen to learn about:

  • Enterprise Product Management
  • What constitutes a ‘Feature Factory’
  • Making teams more outcome-focused

Quote of the Episode

Know who it is you’re working with. If you have rapport it’s a lot easier to say: “Hey, I might sound crazy, but trust me, let’s try this and see how it goes” when you have that relationship.

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Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. She’s currently Head of Innovation at Go Compare and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She’s worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank Bristol (which now has 800+ members!) and runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath.

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