Social Animals in Lone Wolf Roles

Part of P-Camp‘s excitement was gathering so many product managers together in person – twice last year’s attendees – for sharing and informal networking.  Putting physical faces to our online personas. This prompts some thoughts about product managers being socially isolated within their technical organizations. First an observation: Product management is a very small portion of any product organization.  In waterfall development teams, one PM to each 20 (or 50!) techies isn’t uncommon.  As motivators and enforcers and cheerleaders and decision-makers, we spend most of our time working the internal (technical) teams and the outbound (market-facing) groups.  There’s not much energy left for each other. Smaller organizations may only have one or two product managers, typically working for Engineering (or…

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Second Annual P-Camp

Led by Rich Mironov, Enthiosys was thrilled to host and co-sponsor the second annuual P-Camp.  It had twice the attendees and sessions as our first event in 2008.When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM+ Where:  Yahoo! Building C, 701 First Ave, Sunnyvale Cost:  FREE! and included lunch plus an event t-shirt. Building on the first P-Camp in March-08, this year’s event brought together hundreds of product managers for industry panels, informal discussion groups, presentations, panels, personal networking, innovation, creativity, fun and food.  We talked, shared, played some Innovation Games, created a schedule wall of sessions, and designed our own product boxes. Sponsors Thanks to the following for helping make this a free event:   Events, Panels and Talks…

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