Auckland, 29 August: Product Management Leadership Games

For Product Tank Auckland, we’ll replace traditional front-of-room presentations theory with live exercises and group experiences borrowed from Rich private product management workshops.  Some fun and (we hope) fresh insights.

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Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Product Models

ProductTank Dublin is hosting a short discussion on product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. This is usually a large, loud, opinionated group — so should be exciting and unpredictable.

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Podcast: Perspectives on Product Management

A Product That Counts podcast pulling together interviews from 5 product thinkers: what makes good products, good product managers, and scalable organizations

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Building the RIGHT Thing @ AgileCamp SV

What do markets and customers need? Most agile discussions focus on building things *right*; we’ll focus on building the right things, validation and avoiding 100% waste.

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Unpacking Business Value (AgileCamp Dallas Keynote)

The AgileCamp organizers have generously invited me to kick off the Dallas event with a keynote on unpacking business value. We’ll look at things from “the business side” ahead of a full day of Agile and Lean practices.

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Making Hard Product/Portfolios Decisions (Product Tank SF)

Software executives and software product managers should focus first on putting the right products into their portfolios — since the primary drivers of market success are identifying the right markets, segments and customer problems to solve.

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Bangalore product tour (Feb 2015)

I visited Bangalore for a combination of workshops, public talks and client meetings hosted by Confianzys. The trip had a cooking theme: sharing Silicon Valley’s “secret sauce” for innovation and successful products.

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Product Manager Shortage: Suddenly Sexy?

There are thousands of open product management jobs: suddenly product management seems sexy. Optimism and Pessimist argue about whether product management’s value shifts with the fashion.

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Why Silicon Valley Continues to Rock the World (Stockholm Market Insights Conference)

I was honored to keynote Tolpagorni’s annual Market Insights conference in Stockholm. We talked about Silicon Valley’s strong network effect for tech companies and workshopped early validation of product ideas, waterfall Lean, Innovation Games and ways to get actionable insights ahead of full development commitment.

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Is Product Management Obsolete? (SVPMA, Palo Alto)

Agile/Scrum, Lean Startup, LeanUX, business model canvasses and growth hacking have expanded our range of tools, methodologies and vocabularies. They don’t specifically call out product management, though. So are product managers obsolete?

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