This year’s Silicon Valley Product Camp (the sixth!) again drew record crowds of product managers and product marketers to share, network, learn and have fun! 600+ attendees came to eBay’s Paypal/San Jose location.
I ran a session on Understanding the Next Job Up… and Getting Promoted.
We had an energetic (semi-structured) discussion about what individual contributor Product Managers do, how this is different from Director-level and VP Product roles, and ways to address various real-world (political) issues. Some of the more senior attendees offered advice to newcomers. We talked about how to signal that you’re interested in “the next job up” while respecting your current manager.
With a rare photo of Rich wielding his +5 slide advancer