Product Management

Would you like to accelerate your career as a product manager? The best solutions come from building on the experience from peers. Avoid making the same mistakes, achieve success faster and excel professionally.

The current 3 groups meet 3 times a year in North American, UK and Europe.

Meetings are held in English and Janus Boye provides meeting minutes from each meeting as well as an online forum for members to continue the conversations in between the meetings. There are expert guest speakers at most meetings to provide further input to the group. Guest speakers could be relevant customer cases, analysts or industry standard organisations.

Each meeting will result in a public document as a statement from the group intended to stir public discussion and further advance the field.

Upcoming meetings

  • European group
    • Zurich on September 25 hosted by Google
    • Aarhus, Denmark on November 5
  • UK group:
    • London on September 12
  • North American group:
    • Brooklyn on September 17 hosted by eZ

Member profile

This is a confidential forum where experienced product managers can meet, set the agenda for future industry developments, provide feedback and share thoughts and ideas in an inspiring setting.

If you have several years of experience, a broad range of knowledge and your working day is dedicated to product management then you have the ideal profile. Each group is limited to 20 members.

New members will need to be approved by existing members to ensure the right composition.

Topics covered

Product management topics are the main themes for the group and here are some of the topics we’ve covered in 2017 and 2018:

  • Artificial intelligence: How to capitalise on the huge potential
  • Beta programs / how to manage customers expectations when iterating quickly, meaning when you add things and potentially remove them shortly after
  • Concept software
  • Continuous innovation in established software development company
  • Evaluating Product Managers – what performance indicators (if any) are the best?
  • Making cross-team collaboration happen
  • Public roadmap – how to communicate product plans w/o losing competitive edge
  • Aiming for narrower focus but keeping a team productive, the myth/grail of parallelization to avoid idle time.
  • How to make engineering teams breathe the top company priority
  • Dealing with “big bets”: time consuming feature that could make your company grow or fail rapidly
  • Sense of urgency – how to get the development team to breath the product?
  • What really matters in a persona?
  • When to use an industry analyst

Members

Among the members in this group are ContentfulCoreMediaCrownpeakKentico and Magnolia

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Rasmus Skjoldan from Magnolia was among the founding members of our product management community. This is from a session on concept software