5 Minutes With Lindsay Matthews, Yammer - Leading The Product

5 Minutes With Lindsay Matthews, Yammer

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Lindsay Matthews joins our international line up of speakers, venturing out to Australia from London. We’re pleased that Lindsay will be speaking about the topic of A/B Testing In The Enterprise, an area that we can all learn much more about. We hope you enjoy getting to know Lindsay as much as we have.

1. How did you become involved in the field of product management?
After I finished college, I joined a rotational development program where I spent two years working in various functions including marketing and product management. I loved my time in product management and when the program was complete, was offered a full-time job in PM. I still love the field and haven’t left!

2. What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Arguing with smart people who have a different product opinion than I do about the best solution. It’s really what gets me excited — many smart people coming together, trying to solve the same problem, but approaching it from totally different angles. We have a very open culture at Yammer, so it makes for some fun discussions.

3. What are the biggest challenges you face?
Finding ways to get the organization to move faster. The Yammer org has grown significantly in the past few years – especially in London – and we’ve had to figure out how to maintain velocity. Especially in a large organization there are so many factors that could slow you down … communication cost, coordination overhead, tech debt, etc. I’m constantly trying to navigate those and find ways to move faster (without sacrificing quality, of course).