September Meeting in Sunnyvale - Getting Products Out From Under the MIDDLE of the Bell Curve and Exceeding Expectations

Date:  Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30pm to 9pm 

Speaker:  Preston Smalley, Executive Director, Product Management, Comcast

Summary: Product Managers play a profound role in creating the environment around product development teams. So how can they influence these products to move up from mediocrity? How can product managers avoid micromanagement and “flavor of the month” feature ideas?

In this talk, Preston will discuss specific ways to set clear goals and establish the right metrics. Preston will also share a story from his eBay days of the importance of asking for forgiveness rather than permission in driving innovation.


September Workshop in Santa Clara - Dealing Effectively with Conflict

Date:  Saturday, September 20th from 8:30am to 12noon 

Speaker:   Debbie Biondolillo

Summary:  Conflict is always present in our work and in our lives. How can we use conflict effectively to get better results? 



Job Fair in Palo Alto (in conjunction with the October monthly event)

Date: Wednesday, October 1st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Summary: Whether you are looking to hire great talent or a chance to connect with local hiring managers and recruiters, you don't want to miss this event.




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