Global Product Management Talk: From Idea To Reality With Glen Lipka, Vice President User Experience

Glen Lipka, Vice President Of User Experience, Marketo, Discusses How Product Management, User Experience (UX) And Engineering Teams Can Work Together To Achieve A Great Product Outcome
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Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- San Francisco - User experience, specifically “design” is just a decision and there is decision in every design process. Who makes the decisions is not necessarily a specific designer, but rather an accumulation of all the decisions that got made by everyone in the company. It might be engineering people, an end-user, a manager or a researcher, etc. but at the end of the day, according to Glen Lipka, the designer is the one who writes the PRD (Product Document Requirements). The UX designer and the Product Manager roles might overlap. At Marketo, UX sits in the middle of engineering in order to iterate with a lot of people. Design doesn’t stop when the product is handed off to engineering, rather it continues until the product ships.

According to Lipka, product managers should be a dedicated position that works actively with marketing to provide comprehensive MRDs (Marketing Requirement Documents) that include the competitive landscape, packaging, go-to-market strategy and research. The Product Manager must determine “What is the real problem we are trying to solve.”

Glen Lipka, Vice President of User Experience, Marketo, will speak at the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 4:30 PM Pacific Time, 6:30 PM CST Chicago, and 7:30 PM EST New York. Participants are welcome to listen live at, call in to talk on the show (323) 927-2957 and to participate on Twitter by following @ProdMgmtTalk and tweeting using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk.

Glen says, “My view of an ideal structure for the product team is flat so that everyone is working as peers together to collaborate with specific responsibilities. I look forward to sharing my experience as first employee at Marketo with the #ProdMgmtTalk community."

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About Glen Lipka

Glen Lipka is the Vice President of User Experience at Marketo where he was the first non-founder employee that ran product management and UX for several years of the company’s development. Prior to Marketo, Glen was a Senior UI Designer at Intuit, Director of User Experience at Adchemy and started his career running a thirty-person web development company in NYC during the Internet bubble. Glen has been a pioneer in websites and web applications for over 15 years, pushing the envelope in interactivity on public facing websites to Rich Internet Applications (RIA) for businesses. He speaks frequently on all aspects of building great products on the web, including NYU Stern School of Business and Stanford University.



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