In this episode, we sat down with Jelena Vukadinovic when she was the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Zuper, the data-powered financial platform enabling users to enjoy full control of their finances. Jelena explored the importance of setting priorities, setting limits, and finding the right balance to avoid burnout and achieve success in product management.
Key talking points:
- Understanding how mistakes are valuable and how they can contribute to growth.
- Why your biggest goal as a PM is to provide value and solve user problems.
- How thinking about product as a value metric can really drive user success.
- Why building team diversity is essential when building products with global aspirations.
A little bit about the guest
Jelena was part of the Zuper journey from the very beginning, starting out as the Head of Mobile and built the product "from 0 to 1" in the early days. She was involved in all processes; from research and user interviews to wireframing and leading scrum processes.
Within a year, Jelena had become CPO and was spearheading the further growth of the team and the strategic outlook of the product and vision, and expansion to other markets. She built Zuper's product and product team from MVP to 200k+ installs and 100k+ users on mobile, along with a cross-functional team of PMs, designers, and analysts. Jelena is now the Head of Mobile at Hostelworld Group.
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