Software is eating the world and I'm quite hungry

Mahmoud El Magdoub Product Manager Presentation Riseup Summit Mahmoud El Magdoub Product Manager Presentation Riseup Summit Form and Function

Hi 👋 I'm Mahmoud el-Magdoub my passion is to work with teams to understand people and their needs in order to create the best possible tools for them.

I’m drawn to technology for a lot of the same reasons that I’m drawn to product management, it feels like a deeply human endeavor to wrangle complex problems and answer the why with user-understanding and data.

I have been building SaaS products for the past 10 years, my experience covers consumer web products visited by millions, CRM Automation and Enterprise tools.

Although I worked in different industries, my core direction has been the same, I help product teams answer these three questions:

  1. What people problem are we trying to solve?
  2. How do we know this is a real problem?
  3. How will we know if we’ve solved this problem?

I thrive in uncertainty and “maker cultures” where prototyping and experimenting are the norm. I love the satisfaction that comes from shipping products and sharing that feeling with a close-knit team.

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I Believe

The main job of a Product Manager is not to gather requirements, come up with a solution and shelter engineers from the buisness. Instead the role is to paint a picture of where the product should go, define a very clear problem to solve, gather and mobilize engineering and design teams to come up with a solution together.

People that Inspired my work.

  • Dieter Rams: Good Functional Design // Declutter
  • Ben Horowitz, Marty Kagan & Ken Norton: Product Managment
  • Paul Graham: Surviving Startups
  • Julie Zhuo: Product Design that Works
  • Ian McAllister: Prioritizing Features
  • Jason Wilson: Grid Design


SaaS, Product Management, UX Design and Strategy, Web Analytics, Statistical Analysis, Product Design, Product Development and Pricing, SQL Mining, Retention Strategies, Agile Dev, Startups, Business Development, Online Marketing, Frontend Development, Tech writing.

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