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 but also cause active harm to PMs’ careers and to the companies they work for. Drawing from his experience mentoring hundreds of PMs and leading some of the most important internet products over his 14-year PM career, Shreyas will present a non-conformist approach to product management and debunk the myths that get in the way of authentic accomplishment and success.


Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 9pm


Oshman FJCC
Arrillaga Family Pavilion – FIRST FLOOR (near the park / elevator C)
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303


6:30pm: Registration/networking
7:30pm: Presentation
9pm: Wrap-up/networking


Free for SVPMA members
$30 for non-members who register before the day of the event
$40 for non-members who register online or in person on the day of the event
** Credit cards only – no cash or checks accepted at the door

About the Speaker

Shreyas Doshi, Product Manager, Stripe

As Stripe’s first PM manager and its longest-tenured PM, Shreyas has been instrumental in defining the role of product management and growing the Stripe PM team. He currently leads product management for Stripe Terminal and also develops product strategy across Stripe’s broader product portfolio. Before Stripe, he held product leadership roles at Twitter, Google, and Yahoo!. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and his B.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. You can find him online at

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