Ian Khor - Product Manager | SaaS | DevOps | Human Being


Hi, my name’s Ian Khor - a lawyer product and Agile person. Nice to meet you!

I spend my days as a product manager @ GitLab and my nights writing product management content @ Medium.

Previously @ SEEK & Deloitte

💁‍♂️ Background

From Start-Ups To Large Tech Companies
From Start-Ups To Large Tech Companies I worked in scale-ups and large tech companies (e.g. Settify, SEEK). Currently working as a Product Manager at Octopus Deploy. Developing fast growing products is my passion.
Building Amazing Products With Talented Teams
Building Amazing Products With Talented Teams From automating how people appeal parking fines to building Australia’s first software engineering jobs board, working on products that solve real world problems is my jam!
Discovering And Solving The Right Problems
Discovering And Solving The Right Problems I am a proponent of Agile, JTBD, LEAN, OKRs and all things RICE!
Writing, Reading, Filming, Learning
Writing, Reading, Filming, Learning I write fiction novels and Medium articles in my free time. Also a casual Udemy learner and intermittent script writer.

👨‍💻 Working History

👏 Testimonials

“I worked with Ian for just under 2 years. To put it simply, he’s a fantastic product manager. He’s excellent at understanding both the needs of the customer and the constraints of the engineering team. Balancing these two areas is never an easy task, but under Ian’s guidance I always felt that our team was delivering valuable features and improvements to customers without feeling pressured by overly ambitious goals. When other teams came to us with requests urging the engineers to take on more than what was planned, Ian always had our backs and ensured we could remain focused and unstressed. His impact at Octopus is felt across the company even in such a small time-frame. Any team with Ian is truly fortunate to have him.” - Nelson Susanto, Software Engineer @ Octopus Deploy
I have had the pleasure of working with Ian where I work as a Principal Engineer. It is always amazing to work with people you can vibe with at a professional and personal level. Great person and great professional in the product management space. Some of his notable traits are willingness to learn and improve, outcome focussed, customer centric, attention to detail and most importantly great communicator and facilitator. I highly recommend Ian and if he is a part of your organisation, you will see his impact and contributions rapidly.” - Rahul Ballal, Principal Engineer @ SEEK
Ian is one of the most dedicated, hardworking, tenacious and intelligent people I’ve had the pleasure of working with and has a stellar future ahead of him in his legal pursuits. Ian is a very popular member of the team who works hard to get the job done. A self starter by nature, I’d highly recommend him for any role he pursues in the future and think he’d be an invaluable asset to any organisation.” - Angelique Lazzarin, Business Development Manager @ SEEK
"Ian is proactive, diligent and has great attention to detail. Ian is easy to communicate with, he was a calming and organising presence in the team. He does what he says. I enjoyed working with him.” - Brian Gaffney, Head of Engineering @ PERSUIT
“I have had the pleasure of working with Ian. He is a very knowledgeable and passionate product owner with a strategic mindset but also value and delivery focused. He is a great project and stakeholder manager. Ian also brings a positive attitude to work every day. I would gladly work with him again and I will seek to do so in the future.” - Kerry O’Connor, Product Designer @ PERSUIT
I’ve been lucky to have had the pleasure of working together with Ian in more than one team. His proactive nature means that he is often one step ahead of the problem he needs to solve. His quality of output and sophistication in approach has resulted in him delivering many successful outcomes during his time in the firm. I trust that Ian will accomplish great things in any team he ends up in and would recommend him anytime, anywhere.” - Isaac Wong, Senior Technology Consultant @ Herbert Smith Freehills

🎥 Presentations

🎩 Services

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👏 Testimonials (Services)

I was looking to make the transition into a new role as Product Manager, and came across Ian's PM mentoring page just at the right time. After starting weekly sessions with him I had completely revised my strategy, rewritten my CV, created a career website, and begun networking and applying for jobs with a far more focussed approach. Ian has helped to keep me motivated through some challenges, and always had helpful suggestions for me to overcome them. Within 6 weeks of meeting Ian I had gone from many rejections and zero interviews to two contracted job offers. I have continued to work with Ian as a way to continue my professional development and hone my skills. Ian is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about all things tech and product management, and this can be seen in the value that he provides in every session. I can highly recommend Ian for both career mentoring and PM coaching - Tom Lambert, Product Manager @ The SSL Store
I stumbled upon Ian's insightful blog posts on Medium and was immediately drawn to his Product knowledge and expertise. I was eager to learn from him, so I saved his coaching information for future reference. When the time came to interview for PM roles, I was struggling with a challenging take-home assignment and reached out to Ian for help. Not only did he provide strategic guidance, but he also helped me prepare for any objections that the panel would have after my presentation. Thanks to Ian's expert coaching, I was able to confidently navigate and pass the final interview. His guidance and mentorship were instrumental in my success! - Jet Saini, Principal Product Manager @ Litmus

🌐 Products

Below are a few PM related templates that I sell in various online channels. To see more, please feel free to visit my Gumroad store (https://khornerstone.gumroad.com)

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