Parul is a Product Leader at PayPal, and heads payments for the PayPal Commerce Platform. She is passionate about enabling easy payments for her customers. In her career spanning over fifteen years, Parul had been part of several complex product builds, some have been very successful while others have served as great life lessons. She loves introspecting, and continually learning new ways to build products that support complex use cases and yet exemplify simplicity to their customers.
Outside of her role, Parul is one of the leaders of Product Excellence Programs at PayPal, and an active member of the Women in Product community. Parul is passionate about effective communication at work. She believes that learning to voice your ideas and opinions effectively is a powerful tool to elevate yourself and your career. She loves to give back by mentoring women and helping them.
Parul holds an M.S in Computer Science from Columbia University.
A single stakeholder can heavily impact the desired outcomes of a project. Early identification and engagement of key stakeholders are critical to the success of any project. However, how do you manage the stakeholder throughout each stage of the process?
Moderated by Lauren Chan Lee. Our panellists will provide insights on how they manage stakeholders, common challenges encountered and key tips on successfully navigating through an unclear path.
As a Product Manager, your success is directly proportional to the satisfaction of your key stakeholders. If you engage with your stakeholders effectively, you will create a group of advocates who will help you further your cause and your career. If you don’t, it is unlikely, your roadmap will ever become more than a PowerPoint slide.
In this talk, I will share three key principles of effective engagement that will help you bring your stakeholders along as you march toward your vision for your product. You will learn why engaging with stakeholders effectively is one of the key product management skills and a few simple and actionable steps you can take to build strong relationships.
With an established product you have users who need and rely on the product and are less open to change. There's also the risk of canabilising your product. What are the tips for managing established products? How does a mature product advance? This session will talk through the speakers experience on these projects, and how each can learn from the other.