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Good to Great: Achieving Product Excellence in Web 2.0

10:30am Thursday, 09/18/2008
Topic: Design & UX
Location: 1A21 & 22

In Web 2.0, the product is the business: your company lives or dies based on how good your product is. The frenetic pace of Web 2.0 has raised the stakes for everyone involved in product decisions. Product managers, UI designers, and developers all face the constant challenge of figuring out how to make their product better. This session provides a framework for achieving product success.

Come learn best practices in these areas:

  • Defining what product (and business) success means for your company
  • Setting clear product objectives
  • Identifying and measuring key metrics
  • Assessing the state of your product
  • Generating and evaluating product ideas
  • Maximizing how much customer value your development team creates
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Dan Olsen

The Lean Product Playbook

Dan Olsen is a Web 2.0 entrepreneur and consultant with over 16 years of high-tech experience. At Intuit, Dan led Quicken product management and launched an online brokerage. He also led product management at Friendster. Dan’s areas of expertise are product management/development, UI design, marketing, and measuring /optimizing key metrics.

Dan started Olsen Solutions LLC in 2005 and has consulted to many start-ups including Box.net, YouSendIt, MoodLogic, Xing (formerly OpenBC), Epocrates, Angie’s List, and Attensa. Dan is also founder and CEO of YourVersion.com, an early stage Web 2.0 start-up. He has a BSEE from Northwestern, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Stanford.