We partner with startups and other change agents. We build a way out of problems, scale what works, change what doesn’t. We use data, quantitative and qualitative, to understand customer needs and use iterative, efficiency-focused approaches to keep projects on track. We look forward to helping you move faster and build great products for your customers.
De-risk early product definition with real customer data. We build interactive prototypes to test hypotheses and enable decisions around possible product solutions. Product leaders can make faster and more informed decisions by understanding what the product needs to do to deliver value and assessing the technical cost. Deliverables may include:
-- Interactive prototypes to test hypotheses and visualize customer behaviors
-- Product requirement and technical feasibility study to diligence and guide product direction
Accelerate product development from prototype to MVP. Speed up the work to get a high quality product that can go to market and onboard the first target customer. Right-fit the core feature set, navigate tradeoffs between what needs to be done now versus later, and capture customer feedback and product data to actively iterate. Deliverables may include:
-- Roadmap for the minimum-viable-product and execution plan
-- Working MVP to-scope and on time
-- Right-fit product data logging infrastructure and customer feedback channels
-- Sourcing and hiring a full-time product team
Understand growth levers in the context of the product, market, and customer experiences. Find better, more efficient ways to use the levers you already know work. Refine new growth hypotheses, prioritize and add capacity to accelerate the most promising growth strategies. Iterate on the end-to-end customer experience to explore and enable high likelihood paths to the growth goals that matter to you throughout your funnel to easing the product experience for customer satisfaction. Deliverables may include:
-- Research-informed growth roadmap
-- Implemented product enhancements
-- Reports and workshops related to customer feedback loops, support channels, growth-related measurement.
Max is a Co-Founder of The Working Team where he helps early to growth stage companies to accelerate product development and build great engineering teams. Previously, Max spent eight years at Apple working on Apple Maps. Most recently, Max was a Senior Software Engineer building MapKit JS, a service for displaying Apple Maps on the web. He served as a technical lead for various web apps, like location place cards and the developer dashboard, and led projects to surface live data within the Maps app. Before that, he worked on the cartography team, developing the design asset deployment system, styling location and transit data, including working on the launch of Apple’s Transit Mode. Earlier in Max’s career at Apple, he spent time on the data team where he built a tool for scaling the analysis of quality and coverage of 3rd-party place data. Max graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Physical Geography.
Julia is a Co-Founder of The Working Team where she helps early to growth-stage companies to accelerate product development and scale disciplines. Previously, Julia spent eight years at Facebook serving in roles across monetization and applied machine learning. Her last role was as the founding Product Manager of Facebook’s first ML data annotation platform. Prior to that, Julia was the Head of Product Experience Analytics for Facebook’s global advertising business, an organization she founded and scaled to 50+ people, across 4 global offices, and was responsible for anomaly impact analysis, improving product quality, and building usability metrics and systems to support new products for the company’s 4+ million advertisers and over $40 billion in revenue. She serves as Board Chair of the Points North Institute, a leading documentary film organization, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business and International Relations.
We started the Working Team to work with people that want to use their craft to solve problems, continually learn, and be a part of a…team. We got excited about bringing talented people together that share an interest in working across projects to keep continually learning and having an impact across domains they care about. We build teams around projects, reduce the overhead that comes with sourcing and managing independently, and support a collective of people that can accelerate and advance each other's work for the good of our clients and what they’re building. Email usif you would like to work with us and join the collective!