Product Career Development Framework Working Group

Learn more about the Product Career Development Framework Working Group goals, processes, and teammates!


Property Value
Date Created April 21, 2021
Target End Date January 31,2023
Slack #wg_product-cdf (only accessible by GitLab team members)
Google Doc Working Group Agenda (only accessible by GitLab team members)
Docs Framework Handbook Page
Issues Issue List / Issue Board
Label ~wg-product-cdf
Associated KPIs/OKRs Promotion Rate and Retention
GitLab group for working group `@wg-product-cdf

Business Goals

  1. Deliver a revised Product Career Development Framework for Individual Contributor roles in Product based on new competencies by 2022-06-20.
  2. Conduct AMAs and training with Product Organization on new CDFs for optional use in a FY23-Q3 Career Conversations.
  3. Conduct AMAs and training with Product Organization on new CDFs for broad use in FY23-Q4 Career Conversations.

Protocols and Processes

  1. We will have a recurring weekly sync with the working group
  2. We will use a issue board for assigning tasks and delegating efforts across the working group
  3. We will track efforts in phases, which will be broken up into epics
  4. The DRI for the CDF is the VP of Product Management and all changes for the CDF will be approved via the VP

Exit Criteria

  1. Research and incorporation of industry standards into Product Manager Skills and Requirements => 100% delivered in Product#2460
  2. Research and incorporation of internal expectations into Product Management Responsibilities => 100% delivered in Product#2517 and Product#2832
  3. Clear quantative measures for progress included in the CDF
  4. Training for how to use the CDF for all Product Leaders
  5. Simplification of PM Competencies

Roles and Responsibilities

Working Group Role Person Title
Executive Sponsor David DeSanto VP, Product
Facilitator Jackie Porter Director of Product, Verify & Package
Facilitator Farnoosh Seifoddini Group Product Manager, Product Operations
Functional Lead Kenny Johnston Senior Director of Product, Ops & Analytics
Functional Lead Joshua Lambert Director of Product, Enablement
Functional Lead Hillary Benson Director of Product, Sec & Data Science
Functional Lead Justin Farris Sr Director, Product Monetization
Reviewer Gabe Weaver Senior Product Manager
Reviewer Sam Kerr Principal PM
Reviewer Taylor McCaslin Group Manager, Product - ModelOps & Anti-Abuse
Reviewer Viktor Nagy Senior Product Manager


Meetings are recorded and available on YouTube in the Working Group - Product CDF playlist. The playlist is public, although, some meetings maybe private due to the nature of the material covered in the call.