Tag: Startups

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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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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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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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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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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)