Category: Monthly Meetings

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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How to Supercharge Your Offshore Product Teams

Why do companies often face crippling challenges when working with offshore, remote, and geographically dispersed teams?  All those challenges boil down to one core problem: the team’s effectiveness. How we make our teams as successful as possible, unleashing everyone’s creativity and productivity, depends on the culture we foster.  The companies that reap the greatest rewards…
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Product Professionals: Updating & Using Your Resume as Your Personal “Product Brochure”

We product managers and product marketers are typically so busy with our products that we often do not get around to managing our careers by marketing ourselves effectively. When did you last update your personal marketing document – your resume? With the pace of industry change, you can never be certain when role-changes and opportunities…
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What Do Product Leaders Do? (and How Can I Become One?)

Career paths for product folks are murky, job responsibilities are unbounded, and most of us got our first product management jobs accidentally or through internal transfers.  Opportunities for advancement can be just as unclear. If you’re already a product manager, where do you go next? We’ll break down the problem a bit: What do product…
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Impact of AI in Business

By applying right AI technology, businesses can achieve operational efficiency, minimize operational costs, save time, and increase productivity. AI’s cognitive intelligence can enable businesses to make informed decisions by analyzing past trends. AI automation can streamline processes and minimize operational and human errors. Businesses can gain deeper insights into their customers by understanding customer preferences…
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Accelerating Value: Lean Flow and Kanban in Product Management and Development

All too often our product development process feels like a congested highway: everyone is working hard yet we’re just not getting anywhere fast. In this session, lean product management expert Greg Cohen will discuss the principles and rules to restore the flow of value in the product development process and becoming a high performing product organization.…
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Crossing the Ocean: The Journey from Product to Services Product Management

With the tech industry continuing to evolve at mind-bending pace, products continue to be commoditized to razor-thin margins.  In many companies, the transition to services and As a Service (aaS) business models has become a do-or-die imperative with direct oversight from the C-suite. In this talk, Nupur shares her experience on the challenges and key…
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A Good Product is Not Enough

Lots of good products fail.  There are many reasons, but one of the most common is the inability to connect with the market or build the right product for the market.  In this session, Jill will share some important lessons she learned (the hard way) about successfully bringing a product to market. Topics: Increasing your…
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So I Didn’t Get the Job, Now What?

Finding a new job is emotionally and physically draining. In all honesty, finding a new job… stinks. Tom will be leading a discussion on the skills necessary to find a job and how to make the job search process enjoyable. He will discuss everything from writing an awesome resume, pro-active networking, company outreach, interviewing like a…
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