Denver Startup Week & Clique Studios

Product management is hard. With many hats to wear, and collaborators and decision makers to manage, how does a PM make consistent decisions, all the while continuing to reflect and improve upon past decisions? Part of the answer is process, and we’ve got three product experts here to walk you through the product management process they use with their digital product teams.

Each PM will share a Lightning talk on their process to be followed by a panel moderated by Brent Williams, PM @ Happymeter.lol, Director @ Clique Studios

  • Sprint methodology with Michael Facchinello, UX Director @ Clique Studios
  • Scaled Agile (SAFE Planning) with Taylor Linnell, Prod MGR @ GoSpotCheck
  • SendGrid/Amazon way with Scott Williamson, VP Product @ SendGrid
  • Situational Process with Christine Hettinger @ Product Mgr @ Havenly

Attendees Will learn:

  • Understand the pro’s and con’s of sticking to product management process

  • How to define and prioritize challenges, and choose best starting point

  • Learn about popular product management processes including design sprints, Scaled AGILE, and The SendGrid Way


September 27, 2018


10am - 11:30am


GoSpotCheck 1500 Market Street, 80202, Denver, CO 80202 (map)



Seats Limited


Scott Williamson is VP, Product Management at SendGrid,

where he helped scale the PM team from 4 people to 31 people over a 5 year period of rapid company growth. Scott is a 20-year software veteran, with over 9 years of experience managing large PM teams.


Product manager Taylor Linnell from GoSpotCheck

leads GoSpotCheck's new image recognition solution, HiFi, which services large customers in the consumer packaged goods and alcohol space. For the past ten years, he has witnessed firsthand the growth of the Denver tech community having started his career as venture-backed entrepreneur and then joining Ibotta before becoming a Product Manager at GoSpotCheck.


Michael Facchinello, User Experience Director

Colorado Native | Entrepreneur | Economics Nerd

Michael is passionate about designing and studying systems. Since joining our team, he has worked on 110+ projects and launched our ux practice and has lead training of design sprint methodology internally and externally


Christine Hettinger Product MGR Havenly

Christine Hettinger has 7 years of experience working in tech startups in the Denver area. Her experience managing customer support and consumer insights teams led her to her great love of getting to the root of what makes a user tick and her career move into product management. She’s managed a wide array of products and currently heads up the client design experience as a product manager at Havenly.


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