Category: Monthly Meetings

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Meet the Career Experts: Managing Your Career in the Age of COVID

As busy product professionals, we sometimes struggle to focus on career development and manage the growth and progression of our own careers.  Career management during periods of high change and uncertainty also presents additional unique challenges.  2020 has certainly presented more change and uncertainty than any year in recent memory. Are you trying to maximize…
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How to Get Salespeople to Love, Promote, and Grow your Product Success

The greatest innovations and products will fail if your sales force does not understand them, embrace them, and sell them. If you would like to learn how to win salespeople over, provide the right information salespeople need to be successful selling your products, and achieve your revenue targets more easily, this program is for you.…
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Key Factors that Drive Improved Performance on Product Teams

Successful product development is complex.  It relies upon purposefully melding people, processes, and tools to deliver results.  Given the complexities organizations often lack data about what leads to a successful outcome or the factors that can aid organizations to be more successful.  This webinar examines factors that can increase your product organizations success across the…
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The Evolution of the Behavioral Product Manager

Product managers often rely on qualitative research (surveys) to dictate their product development processes, but behavioral science demonstrates that the customer’s word is often unreliable due to cognitive biases at play. The evolving world of product design & development requires that product leaders incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than…
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Leading with eXperience — A Product Manager’s Guide to Awesome User eXperience

Many organizations have “woken up” to the idea of User eXperience being a key business differentiator. Gone are the days when simply having the best-engineered solution would guarantee the success of a product. However, many product stakeholders today find it hard to connect the dots between the realities of business and design, and shifting design…
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16 Ways to Engage and Motivate Product Teams

Effective software development, and thus effective product management, requires a symbiosis – a tight partnership of product managers/product owners with product creators: the developers and testers and designers, and sometimes more, who craft our products.  Understanding what motivates programmers and programming teams is critical to engage and motivate teams to delight customers – and to…
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Universal Design: Making Great Products for Everyone

Accessibility is usually one of the last items on a project plan checklist and can result in some unexciting and often troublesome changes.  But what if you could include it at the beginning and end up with an even better product for every customer? Universal Design focuses on designing for the most customers possible but…
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Panel Discussion: “Rewards and Challenges of Being a Product Manager” – AMA style

An enlightening panel discussion with some of our current SVPMA Board members, who are also experienced Product Management professionals, talking about the rewards and challenges of being a product manager. We will share major do’s and don’ts of product management, as well as “tales from the field”. We will touch on some typical rewards of…
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Translating User Needs Into Products That Matter

We can all build cool technology for the sake of cool technology. However, to build something that matters, that can impact a patient’s outcome or quality of life, you need to dig deep and truly understand what problem you are solving and why. In the medical device world, you need to balance these user needs…
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PM Mythbusting: The 7 Myths That Stymie PM Impact (and Careers)

“Product mistakes are good and should be celebrated.”  “You must secure quick wins in your first 90 days as a leader.”  “A surefire path to higher compensation is to secure a bigger title at your next job.”  In this talk, Shreyas will share why these commonly-held beliefs (and other similar ones) are not only false…
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