Mark Vasiliy Smetanin founded the «Complete Hospitality Management» company. Later he attracted great investors and visionaries to deliver great products to our customers. He is building, improving, and upgrading products as Lead Product Manager / Product Owner.
He has more than ten years of managerial experience and seven years as a Senior Executive of several successful companies. He proved to be a successful talent manager whose work brings outstanding results.
Mr. Smetanin has a Master’s degree in IT science, PMI-PMP, PMI-ACP, Certified Planner, and Certified Product owner obtained an MBA from one of the best business schools in Europe. He has an authentic black belt management style. He also proved to be a successful consultant, negotiator, and very talented product manager and product owner.
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1. I have a natural passion for product management. For me, it’s like a game.
1.1 I love describing the ideal product, researching, and understanding: how it works, who it is for, why they need it, and when and where it is available.
1.2 Understanding the goal of creating or improving a product is essential.
2. I love to work with customers and teams.
2.1 Who are our customers? Identify the user group that we want to target. Investigate and listen. How does that user group is correlated with our team or company’s mission?
2.2 Identify and prioritize pain points. What kind of pain are we trying to solve? Why are we going to solve this specific pain point?
3. I am a big fan of teamwork and collaboration.
3.1 Usually, we brainstorm to create a list of solutions and then prioritize them. Using the prioritization techniques could be scored on Value VS Complexity, MoSCow, Kano, and Rice. It all depends on the product and the company’s values.
3.2 It is always fun to elaborate together on MVP and define Success metrics.
3.3 As a team, we can successfully predict risks, organize them, prioritize them, and think about how to avoid them and manage them in case of risk incidents.
It is a tool that helps rentalpreneurs to build their web platform and synchronize all calendars with platforms like Airbnb, Expedia, and VRBO. As a huge plus, our Project management tool connects the customer directly to the property.
We currently ship the boxed versions to more than 2000 B2B and SAAS versions to 1362 customers.
We implemented DevOps techniques now we deliver faster. When it is possible, we release every ten days. We plan to release it every two weeks. Sometimes we have technical debt. Sometimes we need to implement new technology, work with the API of our partners, or new payment gate, so we need to plan spikes.
Of course, there are cases when everything doesn’t go as planned, so we use some techniques from XP. Recently we implemented additional smoke tests before merging the code. We want to ensure we can ship quickly and often deliver small increments.
The most recent product release was the WordPress platform for our customers. So our clients can create, edit, and combine their products, services, and properties with full functionality. My responsibilities are:
There is no job below me. Total ownership of the product.
Because of my experience, skills, and qualifications. Specifically:
Overall, I believe that my experience, skills, and qualifications make me an ideal candidate for the Product Owner role, and I am excited about the opportunity to join the Wishpond Technologies team and make a positive impact.
I am a Product Manager – manager of the process. Before taking on any project, we talk with our whole team about constraints and resources. I am working with stakeholders an UX until we have 40% done. I bring this to the developers with visual sketches, frameworks, and rarely prototypes usually lo-fi, to have a conversation and understand the constraints.
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