Tag: Planning

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Business Strategy for Product Managers

At the heart of all Product Management activities is the desire to make our products successful and beat our competition. Yet most of us spend little time thinking about our market from a strategic perspective and creating a plan to achieve durable advantages. This talk examines business strategy fundamentals and how product managers can use business strategy…
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The Formula for High Performing Teams

April Event Review: “The Formula for High Performing Teams” with Christina Wodtke, Lecturer, Stanford University, and former General Manager at Zynga By Geoff Anderson

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Product Managers as Future Founders

February Event Review: “Product Manager as Future Founders” with Bob Tinker, Founder and ex-CEO, MobileIron By Steven Xiao Can product managers transition to being startup founders?  The answer is “it depends.”  In his inspiring talk, Bob Tinker, a humble founder who stepped down as CEO of MobileIron after ten years of leading the mobile security…
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Leading Global Innovation for International Market Success

January Event Review: “Leading Global Innovation for International Market Success” with Dr. Karina Jensen, Founder, Global Minds Network By Dan Galatin Karina Jensen gave a fascinating talk on how to work effectively across languages and cultures to develop products that are successful in markets around the world.  Karina began by describing the challenges of multicultural…
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Meeting Archives 2017

Meeting Archives 2017 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 Branding…
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Three Reasons Why People Buy Your Product

November Event Review: “Three Reasons Why People Buy Your Product (and Why They Should Guide Everything You Do)” with Jamie Barnett, High Technology Leader, Adjunct Lecturer, and Pot-Stirrer. By Steven Xiao Persuading people to sacrifice their time, money, self-esteem or the like for another item is by no means easy, yet this is a burden…
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Comfortable Networking Techniques That Will Make Your Career

June Event Review: “Comfortable Networking Techniques That Will Make Your Career” with Theresa Lina Stevens, founder and president, Lina Group Inc. By Geoff Anderson The June SVPMA monthly event was about 75 minutes of an engaging presentation and discussion on the topic of networking, something that is essential to helping you grow throughout your career,…
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Product Management for the Internet of Things (IoT)

May Event Review: “Product Management for the Internet of Things (IoT)” with Daniel Elizalde, Founder of TechProductManagement By Dan Galatin Daniel Elizalde presented a fascinating talk on what it takes to manage products for the Internet of Things at the May 3rd meeting of the SVPMA.  There is a tremendous amount of hype surrounding IoT,…
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Advocacy Marketing and its Value to Product Management

February Event Review: “Advocacy Marketing and its Value to Product Management” with Dan Lindblom, Board of Directors at Customer Stories By Vinesh Thakur We live in a commodity driven business world that is run by social media.  Every purchase on Amazon is dictated by customer reviews and star ratings associated with every profile.  This business…
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Rules for Disrupting Sleepy Markets

January Event Review: “Rules for Disrupting Sleepy Markets” with Guru Chahal, VP of Products at Avi Networks By Dan Galatin Guru Chahal gave an informative presentation steeped with knowledge from practical experience at the January 11th meeting of the SVPMA.  Somewhat unusually for this type of talk, Guru’s focus was not on how to launch…
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