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Itamar Gilad

Product Management Coach @ Product Front
Itamar Gilad is a product management coach based in Barcelona, Spain. For the past four years he has been consulting on high-impact tech products as well as teaching product managers how to get the best out of a combination of methodologies and frameworks.

Itamar Gilad - Product Management Coach, Speaker - Product Front

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Who is Itamar Gilad? 

Itamar Gilad is a product management coach with over 20 years of experience in product management. Gilad has worked for a number of high-profile tech companies since graduating from the Technion Institute of Technology in 1996. Starting as a software developer with IBM, he moved over to a product management role with Radvision (now Avaya) before taking roles with Microsoft and Google.  

For the past four years, Gilad has built up his personal brand as a product management coach, authoring a popular product management blog and giving regular talks and workshops where he champions the product management methodologies he’s created. 

What is Itamar Gilad known for? 

Itamar Gilad has achieved a long list of product successes.

During his time at Radvision, Gilad created their SIP developer toolkit product line — an innovation that’s since been utilized in hundreds of VoIP and video conferencing products around the globe.

While at Google, he was instrumental in the launch of Gmail’s tabbed inbox. He also led the platform’s growth team, resulting in 1 billion monthly active users. 

More recently, Gilad hosts product management workshops where he teaches how to implement Lean Product Management. He is also responsible for the GIST framework, which seeks to replace product roadmaps as a more efficient process within agile development. 

Where can you learn from (and learn more about) Itamar Gilad? 

Gilad has made himself as accessible as possible with his regularly updated LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.  

Away from social media, Gilad has built his website to host a range of resources including his popular blog and video recordings of his workshops and talks. Gilad has also written a book, Testing Product Ideas Handbook, where he details how to utilize the AFTER framework to test ideas and validate product ideas with 28 validation techniques.

General FAQ

Who is Itamar Gilad?
Itamar Gilad is a product management coach based in Barcelona, Spain. For the past four years he has been consulting on high-impact tech products as well as teaching product managers how to get the best out of a combination of methodologies and frameworks.
What is a product management coach?
A product management coach is essentially a trainer who specializes in product management. They use their own expertise to teach other product managers how to get the most out of their team and implement more efficient methodologies to maximize output.
What are Gilad's top product management tools?
Gilad is a champion for The GIST framework, a tool he created to replace the standard product roadmap. GIST stands for goals, ideals, steps, and tasks. He also created the Confidence meter, which rates product ideas on evidence and data. And Multiple Strategic Tracks, a method used by Apple, Google, and other big names.

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