April 2016 Event

April Event Review: “Landing the First Customer and Beyond: Reflections and Recommendations” By Geoff Anderson Moderator: Alex Cowan: Entrepreneur, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Darden School of Business The Panel: Ciara Peter: Head of Product, BetterWorks Debashish Sinha: CEO, Zen Nut Laura Klein: Entrepreneur and author of UX for Lean Startups and Build Better Products Muffi Ghadiali: Product…
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March 2016 Event

March Event Review: “A Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit” with Dan Olsen By Rohan Balwani Dan Olsen, product management consultant and author of The Lean Product Playbook, presented a step by step guide to pivoting and refining your product until you achieve product-market fit.

February 2016 Event

February Event Review: “Positioning Products as a Mission Statement” with Alan Wortman By Sol Solorzano Alan Wortman, Product Management Director at Logitech and Marketing Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, was our speaker for the February 2016 meeting.  His presentation proposed the use of product mission statements to describe products and their purpose in a way that…
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“Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” with Nir Eyal

January Event Review: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” with Nir Eyal By Rohan Balwani Dubbed by the M.I.T. Technology Review as “The Prophet of Habit Forming Technology,” Nir Eyal spoke at the January 13th meeting.  He presented his ideas about the psychology behind habit forming technology and gave a 30,000 foot view of the…
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Meeting Archives 2015

Meeting Archives 2015 Please click on the link below to see the meetings for that year. 2020 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 December Product…
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How to Harness Crowdsourcing for Product Development

By Daphne Lefran Research and development used to be viewed as a strenuous process with single-room focus groups, telephone interviews and paper surveys.  With the advent of the internet and social media platforms, it’s gotten a lot simpler to gain useful insights into what your customers want.

December 2015 Event

December Event Review: Product Management – Then, Now, and In the Future: A Celebration TEDx Style By Dan Galatin SVPMA hosted a gala celebration of its 15th anniversary on December 2nd.  To celebrate, several former SVPMA board members and speakers shared their thoughts on how the world of product management has evolved over that span…
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November 2015 Event

November Event Review: ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ at SVPMA By Neha Nayak The Silicon Valley Product Management Association held their first ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ event at their monthly meeting this November.  ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ was a session aimed at sharing productivity enhancing, easy-to-use product management tools for leading and aspiring product managers. 

September 2015 Event

September Event Review: SVPMA Recruiter Panel By Pushpa Chandrashekaraiah On September 2, a panel moderated by Jeanne Lew, Associate Director at Haas School of Business, was very insightful for not only product management job seekers but also for all product managers on how to build strong profiles.  The panelists had very successful backgrounds ranging from…
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August 2015 Event

August Event Review: “When Sharks Attack! – How Data Saves Product Managers from Becoming Shark Bait” with Robert Green, Director Product Management, Tableau Software By Neha Nayak “Tonight we are going to talk about sharks, data and how data is going to help product managers stay away from becoming shark bait” was Robert Green’s opening…
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