Marissa Mayer's New Product Development Process

Learn how to create a culture that encourages new product development from Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
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  • Marissa leads the product management efforts on Google's search products- web search, images, groups, news, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google's first female engineer and led the user interface and webserver teams at that time. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google's search interface, internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages, defining Google News, Gmail, and Orkut, and launching more than 100 features and products on Google.com. Several patents have been filed on her work in artificial intelligence and interface design. In her spare time, Marissa also organizes Google Movies- outings a few times a year to see the latest blockbusters- for 6,000+ people (employees plus family members and friends).

    Concurrently with her full-time work at Google, Marissa has taught introductory computer programming classes at Stanford to over 3,000 students. Stanford has recognized her with the Centennial Teaching Award and the Forsythe Award for her outstanding contribution to undergraduate education.

    Prior to joining Google, Marissa worked at the UBS research lab (Ubilab) in Zurich, Switzerland and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

    Graduating with honors, Marissa received her BS in Symbolic Systems and her MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence.

    Courtesy of Google, Bart Nagel
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Marissa Mayer's New Product Development Process

Learn how to create a culture that encourages new product development from Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
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Marissa Mayer is the CEO of Yahoo! and the former Google Vice President of Search Products & User Experience. She believes that ideas for new product development come from everywhere - every employee, every department, from both necessity and serendipity. By creating an environment where ideas can be freely exercised, like a muscle, they will likely get more toned and more in tune with the organization's circulation. </br>Take this free course to learn the new product development process from Yahoo's CEO.

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  • SECTION 1:
    My First Section
  • 1
    Ideas Come From Everywhere
    03:08
    Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, believes that ideas for new products come from everywhere - every employee, every department, from both necessity and serendipity. By creating an environment where ideas can be freely exercised, like a muscle they will likely get more toned and more in tune with the organization's circulation.
  • 2
    Give Ideas Credit, Not Credit for Ideas
    02:35
    Both the enterprise and the end users are better served by a culture that revolves around rewarding great ideas, rather than the self-promotion of getting others to acknowledge the contributions of an individual. Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience at Google, believes that if you fill a room with smart people and give them access to information, brilliant ideas will flourish, and the need for a strict management hierarchy dissolves. A platform for the free-form sharing of ideas promotes an open culture and a flat organization.
  • 3
    Work with Smart People
    02:53
    Challenge yourself against better players and you'll become star of the team.  Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer, reflects upon her personal experience working with some of the finest talent in hi-tech - and points out that working with the best empowers each player to excel.
  • 4
    License to Pursue Dreams
    02:10
    Passion and momentum build when skilled employees have access to great tools and the time to stretch them in new directions. Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience at Google, discusses the groundbreaking company practice of setting aside 20 percent of an employee's time for creative projects. By her own assessment, nearly half of the company's most recent launches came from ideas sparked during this unstructured time.
  • 5
    Learning From Mistakes
    04:03
    Madonna had The Sex Book. Apple had the Newton. Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience for Google, points out that all the best brands, including her own, have made some tremendous product errors. But what allows an enterprise to endure, she says, is its ability to learn from its mistakes and make corrections. Performance is what's important, even if it's not instantaneous.  
  • 6
    Data is Apolitical
    02:30
    Product decisions can be based on the company politics.  But one cannot argue with facts and stats, and this is the basis, says Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, by which the company bases its decisions. Google's approach is the take the guesswork out of product design, from functionality to shades of color, and they believe in the science of well-monitored and frequent A/B testing.
  • 7
    Creativity Loves Constraint
    01:40
    In product development, Google's Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, believes that a small amount of constraint - whether in file size, pixels, or speed - fosters a lot of innovation. The lesson she shares? Too much creative freedom can make creativity unfocused. A solution with a strict set of barriers yields more concrete solutions.
  • 8
    Bank Users, Not Money
    01:37
    Google has proven that if you build it, they will come, and their mass of tools to keep users logged in has been the crux of their success. Vice President of Search Products & User Experience Marissa Mayer elaborates on this strategy, pointing out that money - and advertisers - will always follow consumers. Focus on building sticky media that draws in a wide audience, and the method to its monetization will follow.
  • 9
    Bank Users, Not Money
    02:00
    Repackage, rejuvenate, re-market, and re-examine those products or practices you thought would fly, and craft them a new set of wings. Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer lives by the old adage that if at first you don't succeed, try again. She pushes aspiring business thinkers to breathe new life into failed ventures, as opposed to cutting the cord.
  • 10
    Surviving the Bubble
    01:43
    Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, says that when people visit their corporate offices, they feel as if the dotcom bubble never burst. But what differentiates Google from all of the other defunct dotcom's? Profitability. This critical differentiation is the obvious and most basic capability of the company's success.

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  • Patrick Baek
    Think of it as watching an old episode of podcast on iTune

    • The lecture dates back to the year of 2006. • There has been new changes around Google 80/20 rule: www.quora.com/How-does-Google%E2%80%99s-Google-Innovation-Time-Off-20-time-policy-work-in-practice/answer/Ben-Maurer • What you also might want to learn about her leadership skill how she, as now the CEO of Yahoo, follows the same principle, for which she discusses in this lecture, and then, applies that into developing a new products of mobile app such as Yahoo's Weather App and News Digest, both of which they are widely recognized as one of the best mobile app. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3041374/3-rules-of-app-design-according-to-yahoos-marissa-mayer

  • Thrandur Arnthorsson
    Some great points...

    ...about the Google way of building a success.​ ​Interesting to hear Marissa give us her insight.

  • Mr. Abdul Qoyyuum Haji Abdul Kadir
    Thinking Differently

    Marissa's teaching on product development and how it is processed got me thinking. In fact, that kind of gave me a task after completing this 10 lecture course. Very actionable and thought-provoking for entrepreneurs or would-be product designers.

  • Anna Mariampillai
    About the Certificate

    Do we have any Certificate or give some kind of paper says we finish this course.

  • Yasir Ahmed
    No Certificate

    I have completed all the lectures in this course but I still do not have a certificate.

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