Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, David has held a Product Manager role on many of his own projects. In 2013, David was awarded a Master’s of Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University. The degree focuses on Product Development, training students to define and create software products. This education augments the experience from building his own products:
Web analysts are architects, product managers, analysts, and engineers. We never have enough time to do everything. Prioritization is key to surviving with one’s wits intact. Similar to any software project, planning Web Analytics projects helps ensure that teams make steady progress on the tasks with the highest ROI.
Product Managers represent diverse stakeholders. My bread and butter as a Web Analyst is building functionality that helps SEO, SEM, Product, and Marketing reach their goals. From many hours conducting research as a Senior User Experience Researcher, I have developed intuition for usability. As a researcher I routinely collaborate with designers to iterate product interfaces.
Executing an objective with a team that doesn’t report to you can be challenging: engineers generally regard Web Analytics issues as tedious. From my days hacking with computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, I enjoy working directly with engineers, and can communicate effectively with technical folks. I keep my teams engaged by sharing my passion for the project and stressing the impact of their work.
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