Tag: Org

Walmart’s Agile Journey: How We Scaled From 1 To 135 Agile Teams

Walmart’s Agile Journey: How We Scaled From 1 To 135 Agile Teams with Kamal Manglani, Sr. Mgr. & Agile Lead and Dawn Marshall, Sr. Product leader Health and Wellness, Walmart Labs GeC by Lisa Rathjens May 2014 Event When most of us think of Agile engineering processes, we think of software development, Scrum, Kanban, and…
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3 Tools To Increase Your Productivity Immediately

“3 Tools To Increase Your Productivity Immediately” with Senia Maymin, Ph.D, Profit from the Positive, LLC By Tej Ravindra April 2014 Event April’s SVPMA speaker was author and executive coach Senia Maymin. Senia outlined and taught three tools that we can apply right away to increase productivity in both our professional and personal lives. The…
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Meeting Archives 2013

Meeting Archives 2013 Please click on the link below to see the meetings for that year. 2021 | 20202019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 DecemberCareer…
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Where should Product Management report in the organization?

By Kishore Elimineti Product Managers collaborate and work with Engineering, Sales, Marketing and Support teams. They drive strategy and bring products to market. Product managers report into different departments, often depending on the size, focus and culture of the organization. It is very difficult to say a specific department is the right home for Product Managers…
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How to Get In, Move Up, and Excel in Product Management

“How to Get In, Move Up, and Excel in Product Management” with Panel – John Cook, Disruptive Products Guy, Nokia; Rashmi Menon, Product and Strategy Consultant; Sandy Cook, Senior Director of Product Management, Minted By Pushpa Chandrashekaraiah December 2013 Event The panel moderated by Gal Josefsberg, VP Products at Social Chorus, provided a great mixture…
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The Factors That Make Product Teams Successful

“The Factors That Make Product Teams Successful” with Ron Lichty, Software Engineering Manager and Product Development Consultant by Dan Galatin October 2013 Mini-Session Ron Lichty, a consultant and expert on managing software development teams, presented a special breakout session at the October 2nd meeting of the SVPMA. Mr. Lichty is a coauthor, along with Greg Geracie,…
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When Your Culture is Their Product

June Event Review: “When Your Culture is Their Product” with Richard Lyons, PhD, Dean UC Berkeley Haas Business School by Helene Eichler July 2013 Event Dr. Lyons opened SVPMA’s July meeting with “Leaders set culture” a provocative quote from the former CEO of Levis. But how and why do leaders set organizational culture is the…
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Workshop – Business Writing

June 2014 Workshop Barry Mohn, Speak and Write #Communication #Org #Marketing #Sales #Thought_Leadership #Tools

Why is Product Management So Undervalued until a Moment of Crisis?

By Greg Geracie, President of Actuation Consulting Over the last 20 years I have noticed the same cycle play out time and time again. Organizations of all sizes continue to undervalue the product management function until they face a moment of crisis. Typically this takes the form of a change of control, difficulty scaling, and…
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Lean Resources and Grand Ambitions: The Danger of Wearing Multiple Hats (on Product Development Teams)

By Greg Geracie In the recent Study of Product Team Performance©, 2012 we asked survey respondents what role they played in their organization. We then asked if they were playing multiple roles on the product team. The actual question was “If you play multiple roles, which best describes your secondary role?”