Topics that will be addressed
Building for the Enterprise vs. SMB
- How different is it to build products for the enterprise vs SMB?
- How do you prioritize the Product Roadmap? Are Enterprise customers hijacking your roadmap? How to deal with it?
- SaaS Release Process: Dos and Don'ts; Dealing with Change Management for Enterprise customers
- Customer Onboarding for the Enterprise: Does your product/engineering team deal with an irate customer, at least periodically?
Building a 10X Product
- What are the things you can do in product and technology to attain market leadership?
- How important are the Integrations & APIs in supporting your customer adoption?
- Are you building a Product or a Product Suite or a Platform? What is the difference? Does it matter?
- Consumerization of B2B SaaS: Design as a competitive advantage
Building a Customer-centric Product Org
- How do you build customer orientation in the Product and Engineering teams?
- How important is it to measure the product adoption? Are DAU/MAU relevant in B2B context?
- Customer Adoption -> Customer Retention: What does Product Adoption really mean? What are the metrics?
- What you want to build vs What your customers want you to build?
- Responsiveness of the Product and Engineering team towards production bugs?
Building Engineering Processes that Matter
- What does Agile mean for you? Is it working?
- Engineering Practices: Essential vs Good-to-have
- Engineering Productivity Killers: How to improve your product velocity?
- Automation Best Practices: Evolution of DevOps and TechOps over the years.
- Security Considerations in building the product, going through audits etc.
Building Winning Teams
- How do you scale the engineering teams in terms of culture & values?
- Holding engineering leaders accountable to business goals
- Engineering Career Paths: A key to retention!
- Product & Engineering alignment with the Business? What role do founders play?