What: One-Day Product Leaders Roundtable (Workshop)
When: Friday, March 24, 2017
Includes group dinner on Thursday evening, March 23, at Jardinière
Where: San Francisco (workshop location TBD)
Cost: $1275, includes dinner
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This is a one-day roundtable specifically for those leading product management teams: Product VPs, Directors of Product Management, Chief Product Officers and other product-focused execs. Limited to 12 attendees, we will set an agenda (in advance) of top issues — and spend a full day sharing strategies for addressing these issues.   Since we will be among peers, we can talk frankly about what works and what doesn’t work at the executive level.

Possible topics:

  • Managing roadmap interrupts from founders and stakeholder executives
  • Hiring, training and mentoring strategies for new product managers
  • Selling the value of product management to peer organizations
  • Role definitions, or “who does what”

JardiniereWe will also have a private dinner for all participants the evening before, at Jardinière (300 Grove St, SF): a chance to get acquainted ahead of our all-day working session.  Wine, wisdom, war stories, and closed-door networking with other product executives.

Even if we assume a team of individually great product managers (and developers and designers and marketing/sales/services/support folks), organizations are complex.  Getting things done is hard, so we must be strong enablers of our teams.  Sharing leader-level experiences helps us recognize patterns across companies team and give names to apparently-unique issues.

Readers of my blog may recognize related executive-level topics in What Do Product Leaders Worry About?A VP Product’s Checklist, What’s A Vice President of Product Management? and Prioritization Requires Strategy.