Tag: Leadership

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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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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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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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A Good Product is Not Enough

Lots of good products fail.  There are many reasons, but one of the most common is the inability to connect with the market or build the right product for the market.  In this session, Jill will share some important lessons she learned (the hard way) about successfully bringing a product to market. Topics: Increasing your…
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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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How Tech Has Changed Management… The Challenges and the Opportunities

Being a manager involves tapping into changing patterns of work to find, hire, and get the most out of your team. Significant changes in our environment in the past decade – mobile device proliferation, widespread use of sharing/collaboration apps, ubiquitous video conferencing, and growth of social networking – have had a profound impact on those responsibilities. How…
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How to Facilitate Work on Product Teams

July 2018 WorkshopDavid Fradin, President, Spice Catalyst (Slide archive not available)