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Release Date 8/21/16 Episode Length 30:48

Creating a product vision

with John Vars of TaskRabbit

"People should be crazy as they can during the brainstorming part of product development."
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John Vars the Chief Product Officer at TaskRabbit, talks with us about he has was able to come into a relatively new company and create a structure to achieve higher results. He shares some tools that he uses to keep things organized and on track such as the OKR system, Goal Matrixs, SMRIs, and Sequencing. John also talks about some recent changes he oversaw at TaskRabbit, and how ultimately a project manager is someone with a broad skill set that is able to connect each department to the overall vision.

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People should be crazy as they can during the brainstorming part of product development.
The amount of time it takes to build a product is often the same amount that it takes to maximize its performance.
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