Tag: Career

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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)

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So I Didn’t Get the Job, Now What?

Finding a new job is emotionally and physically draining. In all honesty, finding a new job… stinks. Tom will be leading a discussion on the skills necessary to find a job and how to make the job search process enjoyable. He will discuss everything from writing an awesome resume, pro-active networking, company outreach, interviewing like a…
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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. 2021 | 2020 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000…
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From Product Management to Journey Management

As the field of customer experience continues to take hold in organizations, a new function has emerged to help ensure the design and delivery of successful (and profitable!) experiences: Journey Managers. But while these intrepid CX champions represent one of the most important organizational advancements since the creation of the Chief Customer Officer, most professionals have…
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SVPMA Job Fair 2018

October 2018SVPMA Job Fair (No archived content is available from this meeting) #Career #Startups #Entrepreneurship #Project_Mgmt #Marketing #Development #Design #Org

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Recruiter Panel

How do recruiters really evaluate product management candidates? Why do some people find jobs more easily than others? If you’re curious to know the answers to questions like these, then come to the SVPMA recruiter panel.  This event will include senior recruiters from leading companies that hire professionals in product management and product marketing. This…
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