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Chris Savage

About Chris Savage

Chris Savage is the CEO and co-founder of Wistia, a video platform that helps businesses produce, share, and measure video. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Art-Semiotics, Chris and his co-founder, Brendan Schwartz, started Wistia in Brendan's living room in 2006. Wistia has since grown into a multi-million dollar business with over 90 employees and 300,000 customers.

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The Product Development Process at Wistia and Why it Resembles a Mountain-Climbing Team

Maintaining your agility while simultaneously making the product development process predictable is one of the biggest challenges any product leader faces.

It was about a year ago that we realized:

  • we were failing at this, and
  • our laissez-faire, do-what-you-will take on project management was the culprit.

This was hard for us to accept because our lack of rigid project management was exactly what had allowed us to build a great product in the first place. As time went on and both our team and product grew, the project management philosophy that once propelled us ahead had begun to slow us down.

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