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Product Career Development Framework Working Group

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Date Created April 21, 2021
Target End Date September 30, 2021
Slack #wg_product-cdf (only accessible by GitLab team members)
Google Doc Working Group Agenda (only accessible by GitLab team members)
Docs TBD
Issues Issue List / Issue Board
Label ~wg-product-cdf
Associated KPIs/OKRs TBD
GitLab group for working group `@wg-product-cdf

Business Goals

  1. Deliver a revised Product Career Development Framework for Individual Contributor roles in Product based on new competencies by 2021-12-31.
  2. Conduct AMAs and training with Product Organization on new CDFs for use in FY22-Q4 Career Conversations.

Protocols and Processes

  1. We will have a recurring weekly sync with the working group
  2. We will use a issue board for assigning tasks and delegating efforts across the working group
  3. We will track efforts in phases, which will be broken up into epics
  4. The DRI for the CDF is the VP of Product Management and all changes for the CDF will be approved via the VP

Exit Criteria

  1. Research and incorporation of industry standards into Product Manager Skills and Requirements => 100% delivered in Product#2460
  2. Research and incorporation of internal expectations into Product Management Responsibilities => 100% delivered in Product#2517 and Product#2832
  3. Clear quantative measures for progress included in the CDF
  4. Training for how to use the CDF for all Product Leaders
  5. Simplification of PM Competencies

Roles and Responsibilities

Working Group Role Person Title
Executive Sponsor Anoop Dawar VP, Product Management
Facilitator Jackie Porter Group Manager, Product
Contributor Farnoosh Seifoddini Principal PM, Product Operations
Functional Lead Hila Qu Director of Product, Growth
Functional Lead Joshua Lambert Director of Product, Enablement
Functional Lead David DeSanto Senior Director of Product, Dev & Sec
Reviewer Gabe Weaver Senior Product Manager
Reviewer Sam Kerr Principal PM
Reviewer Michael Karampalas Principal PM
Reviewer Taylor McCaslin Principal PM, Secure
Reviewer Christen Dybenko Senior Product Manager
Reviewer Viktor Nagy Senior Product Manager
Reviewer Keith Chung Senior Director, Pricing


Meetings are recorded and available on YouTube in the Working Group - Product CDF playlist. The playlist is public, although, some meetings maybe private due to the nature of the material covered in the call.

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