Tag: Thought_Leadership

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Panel Discussion: “Rewards and Challenges of Being a Product Manager” – AMA style

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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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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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)

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Game Face: Hone Your Storytelling and Communication Skills

At heart, Product Managers should be great storytellers and communicators. They should be able to craft compelling and bold narratives to justify a new initiative to executive, or outline heroic quests to ignite engineering and sales teams’ excitement to build and sell that next great product. At the same time, great Product Managers have a…
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Meeting Archives 2018

Meeting Archives 2018 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 Workshop…
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Taking Your LinkedIn Profile to the Next Level

Your LinkedIn profile is an important part of your online presence. It can make a strong impact on people who view it and draw interest in your professional achievements. However, it is challenging to distinguish yourself from the half a billion other users who want to stand out for the good of their careers. Learn not only…
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Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking

March 2018Present!  A Techie’s Guide to Public SpeakingPoornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin, Femgineer (No Slide Deck Available) #Tools #Career #Communication #Thought_Leadership #Development #Leadership #Sales #Startups#Entrepreneurship #Marketing #Programs #Initiatives

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Product Managers as Future Founders

February Event Review: “Product Manager as Future Founders” with Bob Tinker, Founder and ex-CEO, MobileIron By Steven Xiao Can product managers transition to being startup founders?  The answer is “it depends.”  In his inspiring talk, Bob Tinker, a humble founder who stepped down as CEO of MobileIron after ten years of leading the mobile security…
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