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Chris Spiek

Chris Spiek

Chief Product Officer - Autobooks

Chris is currently the Chief Product Officer at Autobooks and is responsible for designing and executing our strategy for bringing solutions to the market that delight small business owners. He co-founded the Re-Wired Group in 2006 and worked for over a decade to formalize and popularize the Jobs-to-be-Done Framework, one of the most prevalent product development tools in use today. During that time he helped teams at places like Basecamp, Facebook, Intercom, and Dropbox define their product strategy. Before joining Autobooks Chris was Head of Product at Auth0, an Identity and Access Management company and Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 company.

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Stop running in circles and ship work that matters


If you’ve ever thought, “We’re not shipping as fast as we used to,” or, “We’re starting to miss deadlines and have quality issues,” then this talk is for you. After years of working to improve how product teams build products that deliver value to customers and focusing on both the demand and supply side, we’ll present new ways of organizing product and engineering teams and shaping projects to increase the success rate and satisfaction level of the team. We’ll talk about writing the first version of ShapeUp together, how we applied ShapeUp at Autobooks, the successes and failures that we experienced, and finally how we arrived at tweaking the ShapeUp method to meet the needs of a fintech in 2022.