Teresa Cain is an entrepreneur, educator, speaker, and author. She is the Director of Product Management, User Experience and Design for TreviPay, a global payments and invoicing FinTech with over 6 billion in transaction volume per year. She also coaches startups, businesses and entrepreneurs on accelerating growth, product strategy, and long-term vision.
She is the instructor of the highest rated and bestseller course for design sprints on Udemy, 2 Hour Design Sprints: Learn how to solve problems and design products in just 2 hours vs. 5 days using Figma FigJam. Her book Solving Problems in 2 Hours: How to Brainstorm and Create Solutions with Two Hour Design Sprints that released in April 2023 is a Best Seller and #1 New Release in Business Technology Innovation Books available on Amazon.
With over 15 years’ experience in the field of product management, innovation and design thinking methods, she has accelerated roadmap growth and user adoption for dozens of Fortune 100 and 500 organizations, and start-ups into multi-million dollar growth. Teresa serves on the board for DevStride, a recently funded startup in agile project and portfolio management and strategy and on the corporate advisory board for Central Exchange, a nonprofit focused on providing opportunities for women around the globe.
She has led workshops and training for hundreds of high-profile companies across the globe, and spoken at multiple conferences on product strategy, design thinking methods, payments, women in tech, and as a featured guest on the award-winning podcast, Be Customer Led.
Teresa was a 2022 Women in IT Summit & Award Series Finalist for Advocate of the Year and received a prestigious Emerging Scholar Award in 2023 from the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices including presenting on her research "Putting Into Practice Evolving Design Thinking Methods at Technology Firms: The Evolution To 2 Hour Design Sprints.”
Teresa has completed many certifications during her career in product, customer experience, agile, project management and process management including Pragmatic Marketing Certified III ©, Net Promoter Certified Associate, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Teresa is finishing a Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services at Carnegie Mellon University and has an additional Master’s in business administration from Rockhurst University as part of the Executive MBA program focused on leadership and innovation. She completed two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kansas and an Executive Education program on Product Strategy at Northwestern University.
11 October 2023
Roadmaps are a way to communicate a product or organizational strategy in a meaningful way, both inside and outside the organization. However, their effectiveness is not always guaranteed, with ever-changing market conditions, client requests or executive pivots. Teresa will uncover the stories behind both remarkable successes and daunting failures, shedding light on the factors that influenced their outcomes at organizations of all sizes and the critical role of stakeholder buy-in and its impact on roadmap success. Through real-world examples and in-depth analysis, Teresa will navigate through the complexities of roadmaps, empowering you with valuable insights that can shape your own strategic navigation on a path to success.
People love to chase what's shiny and new - but everything is a tradeoff. A new framework might solve some of your existing problems, but it might have unintended consequences. How do you know when it's worth the time and investment to switch, or whether it's safer to stick with what you know.
Is there a formula to ensure an efficient team? Is there a way where you can ensure teams are motivated, efficient and continue to ship great products?
In this interactive session, our speakers will talk through best practices that have worked for their businesses when building great products and happy teams including.
- How to make the best of T-Shaped skills
- Building teams in the right way, from performance to upskilling
- Is there an ideal team makeup? Does one size fit all or how to know what's right for you?