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The Product Science Principles
Over 15+ years in tech companies, founder Holly Hester-Reilly has developed product science, a theory for building high-growth products, teams, and companies.
People have more choices today than ever before, so product science focuses on creating experiences they want to be a part of. Our world changes fast, so product science relies on continuous feedback and rapid learning loops.
At its core, product science is about finding people’s pains and developing effective solutions for their problems – with the products we build, the processes we use, and the organizations we create.
Meet Our Team
The H2R Product Science team is made of passionate product leaders with decades of experience across startups and enterprises.
Allison is a user researcher with years of product management experience focused in data and insights. She has a deep interest in user experience and motivation.
Michelle's combined experience in product, marketing and finance fuel her obsession to solve unmet customer problems with delightful experiences.
Product Manager & User Researcher
Dina is a product management and user research consultant with over a decade of experience in the tech industry. She's been an engineering leader at Google and product leader at venture-backed startups. She has Computer Science degrees from MIT and an MBA from University of Washington
What We Offer
What Our Clients Say
A few months ago I was lucky enough to sit in on Holly Hester-Reilly's Data Driven Product Decisions workshop, and I just HAVE to spread the word about this! Every company wants to be "customer driven" but it's easier said than done. Holly and her team have created a fool-proof system for building great products and working with stakeholders. I left the workshop energized and full of ideas and new perspectives, which has helped my business grow exponentially in 2019. This workshop will pay for itself.
I appreciated the small group dialogue, and the content around influencing stakeholders, which took the course beyond the typical product dev frameworks. Holly’s personal examples affirmed her credibility and added to the course.
I met Holly when I was seeking a product management job. Holly's insights helped me to land a Technical PM position this year. Big thank you to her for being a true product leader!
Holly spoke to the students in my Design of Business class at Parsons School of Design - The New School. The students loved her, in fact a few of them used that word. The exercises and stories really helped them to put some things in perspective and to further bridge the gap between design and business. She really helped to situate our learnings in the real world.
I really enjoyed the Data-Driven Product Decisions workshop - the topic was one I feel like I am faced with more and more these days. I liked the way Holly did the product opportunity assessment, so I walked my team through some of the exercises to apply to a project we're working on now. It helped us to focus our experimentation.
I especially liked how Holly broke the guidelines of her product opportunity assessment process down into digestible chunks for the break out sessions and built them back up together in the discussion with the other workshop attendees. I also liked the format of a case study with her work at Shutterstock as examples. Felt free but not scary!
Data-Driven Product Decisions is the kind of workshop I’d do on my own, even if my company doesn’t sponsor me. The workshop was structured well, dividing us into groups, having us work silently and then collaboratively. We were constantly building on top of the previous work. I found it very useful! I think it would also be beneficial for strategists and product marketing managers.
Data driven, execution oriented, leader, go getter. Those are the words I would use to describe Holly. Holly came in to Shutterstock when we desperately needed business direction for Skillfeed (a Shutterstock company). She conducted one of the best data driven business analyses I have seen. Holly collected a tremendous amount of data by surveying the competitive landscape, comparing various industry pricing models, categorizing thousands of user feedbacks and came up with concrete suggestions that are backed by data. Furthermore, Holly was able to be Product Owners on multiple successful teams. I would recommend Holly without reservation.
I worked with Holly on bringing a large enterprise web product to market, and the job could not have been completed without Holly's leadership as the product owner. Holly is the rare product leader who is the complete package: empathetic to users, effective and fun for designers and engineers to work with, and trusted by executives to deliver on strategic KPIs and maintain transparency from concept to launch. I give Holly my most enthusiastic recommendation.
My boss recommended getting a coach with the specific focus of "What does modern product leadership look like?" and Holly was exactly that...One of Holly’s recommendations was continuous user interviews. At first it was intimidating, like ‘when am I going to find the time?’, but the impact has been great. It's so much easier than I thought to find someone qualified, watch them interact with the product, and ask them questions.
Working with Holly gave me a better frame of reference. Both from conversations with her that are validating to experiences I’ve had and then also references she's provided — books, articles, some tools. Just a generally bigger toolkit.
The impact Holly and H2R had on our company cannot be overstated. I'm trying to use everything Holly taught me - including doing frequent user interviews to get feedback. We did four interviews or so in the last two weeks.
The John Cutler Hypothesis: Great Product Leaders Foster an Environment Where the Best Decisions Can Happen
John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude, a product analytics platform that helps product managers, tells us what patterns he sees working with product teams on their process.
Holly's Interview with Smashing the Plateau
On the Smashing the Plateau Podcast, Holly talks with David Shriner-Cahn about building her consulting business and balancing family life.
Don’t miss The Product Science Podcast
The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.
Host Holly Hester-Reilly has interviewed over 80 startup founders and product leaders including Marty Cagan, Teresa Torres, John Cutler, Melissa Perri, and David Bland. Tune in now to season 5!