Tag: Communication

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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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How to Supercharge Your Offshore Product Teams

Why do companies often face crippling challenges when working with offshore, remote, and geographically dispersed teams?  All those challenges boil down to one core problem: the team’s effectiveness. How we make our teams as successful as possible, unleashing everyone’s creativity and productivity, depends on the culture we foster.  The companies that reap the greatest rewards…
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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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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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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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Competitive Intelligence: The PM Perspective

Whether it be digital or feed on the street competitive intelligence, the role of how Product Management uses competitive intelligence in influencing product direction is not often talked about. In this talk, Wayne Greene will talk about: How CI is used in the different phases of the product life cycle How to avoid getting lost…
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