Tag: Development

Annual Job Fair

Annual SVPMA Product Management Job Fair November 2016(slides not available)

Software Monetization for the Now! Economy

August Event Review: “Software Monetization for the Now! Economy” with Austin Chiu, VP Sales and Marketing, Gemalto By Geoff Anderson   Trends and Dynamics Since the year 2000, fully 50% of the Fortune 500 companies have dropped off the Fortune listings.  Furthermore, the S&P 500 firms currently have an average tenure of just 17 years (whereas…
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Are We There Yet? – A Business Simulation to Learn How Cross-Functional Teams Can Contribute to Improved Product Performance

July Event Review: “Are We There Yet?” – A Business Simulation to Learn How Cross-Functional Teams Can Contribute to Improved Product Performance” with Steven Haines, founder of Sequent Learning Networks By Tej Ravindra July 2016 Event July’s SVPMA topic was a fresh look at how the role of the product manager is to drive the thinking of…
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A Playbook For Achieving Product-Market Fit

March Event Review: “A Playbook For Achieving Product-Market Fit” with Dan Olsen By Rohan Balwani March 2016 Event Dan Olsen, product management consultant and author of The Lean Product Playbook, presented a step by step guide to pivoting and refining your product until you achieve product-market fit.

Positioning Products As A Mission Statement

February Event Review: “Positioning Products As A Mission Statement” with Alan Wortman By Sol Solorzano February 2016 Event Alan Wortman, Product Management Director at Logitech and Marketing Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, was our speaker for the February 2016 meeting.  His presentation proposed the use of product mission statements to describe products and their purpose…
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“Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” with Nir Eyal

January Event Review: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” with Nir Eyal By Rohan Balwani Dubbed by the M.I.T. Technology Review as “The Prophet of Habit Forming Technology,” Nir Eyal spoke at the January 13th meeting.  He presented his ideas about the psychology behind habit forming technology and gave a 30,000 foot view of the…
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Meeting Archives 2015

Meeting Archives 2015 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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How to Harness Crowdsourcing for Product Development

By Daphne Lefran Research and development used to be viewed as a strenuous process with single-room focus groups, telephone interviews and paper surveys.  With the advent of the internet and social media platforms, it’s gotten a lot simpler to gain useful insights into what your customers want.

Product Management – Then, Now, And In the Future: A Celebration TEDx Style

December Event Review: Product Management – Then, Now, and In the Future: A Celebration TEDx Style By Dan Galatin December 2015 Event SVPMA hosted a gala celebration of its 15th anniversary on December 2nd.  To celebrate, several former SVPMA board members and speakers shared their thoughts on how the world of product management has evolved…
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Tool-a-Palooza at SVPMA

November Event Review: ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ at SVPMA By Neha Nayak November 2015 Event The Silicon Valley Product Management Association held their first ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ event at their monthly meeting this November.  ‘Tool-a-Palooza’ was a session aimed at sharing productivity enhancing, easy-to-use product management tools for leading and aspiring product managers.