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Product Culture Eats Execution Culture: Talk at Productized Lisbon

  • 85B Avenida Defensores de Chaves Lisboa, Lisboa, 1000-116 Portugal (map)
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What is it that Dollar Shave Club has that Gillette has lost? Serial Entrepreneur Bruce McCarthy will lead an interactive discussion on how successful product-focused organizations think and act differently every day in the networked age.

Product culture is fundamentally different than execution culture. Product Culture is not a process or a tool. It is a shared mindset about why we are in business and how we go about things. Rather than focus on design thinking, agile methodologies, DevOps, or Lean, product-focused organizations focus on continuously developing, testing, and delivering products of value to customers using whatever tools work best for them.

Competitors and employees alike are leaving companies with weak product cultures behind. Bruce will tell some horror stories and also some hopeful ones that show change is possible. He’ll ask you for your stories, too. Let’s stop talking about process and tools and start talking about culture.

Here is a video of me delivering this talk at the Business of Software conference in London in September 2018.

PRODUCTIZED LISBON 2019: The Product Thinking Conference

At Productized Conference 2019 you will enjoy a series of honest lessons and practical tips all based in the heart of Portugal. This annual conference gathers thought-leaders on Product Thinking, Product Management, and User Experience pros on November 21-22.