Tag: Career

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

Albert Qian’s Slides Sandra Clark’s Slides Tom Brouchoud’s Slides 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…
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Panel Discussion: Rewards and Challenges of Being a Product Manager

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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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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Meeting Archives 2019

Meeting Archives 2019 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 PM…
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SVPMA Job Fair 2019

October 2019SVPMA Job Fair (No archived content is available from this meeting)

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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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Designing and Sustaining High Performance Teams

To become an effective product manager requires practice and repetition, just as it does for successful athletes and musicians. This three-hour interactive session will provide the foundation for the factors that lead to product team success. We will establish a logical framework for team performance, based on the concept of “social contexts” as a driver…
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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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Storytelling Skills for Product Management Success: How to Motivate Others, Communicate Priorities, and Secure Support for Your Initiatives

April 2019 WorkshopStorytelling Skills for Product Management Success: How to Motivate Others, Communicate Priorities, and Secure Support for Your InitiativesJD Schramm, Senior Lecturer/Faculty Director, Columbia CDL (Bay Area) Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business (No slides available)