Now that summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere and we’re halfway through the year, it’s a good time to stop for a moment and think about what you can do to advance your career in the rest of 2018.
I’ve always found attending conferences to be particularly helpful. They expose you to new ideas, and help you make connections with others that have the same interests.
This year, I’m attending INDUSTRY: The Product Conference October 1 – 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.
It promises to be a great couple of days packed with information about the latest methods, tools, and frameworks to build, launch and scale world-class software products. It also provides a great opportunity to connect with over a 1000 product people who deliver products on a day to day basis.
In this week’s issue of Inside Product Ownership, I’m featuring videos from five of the scheduled speakers at this years conference.
Would you like to attend INDUSTRY: The Product Conference? Register today and use the code FriendofKent150 to get a $150 discount off whichever pass you select.
Let me know if you’re going and I’ll see you in Cleveland in October!
At this year’s INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, Sachin Rekhi is going to talk about the Art of Being Compelling. In 2016, he talked about the Art of Product Management at a Wharton Entrepreneurs Workshop. Here’s the description:
Product managers drive the vision, strategy, design, and execution of their product. While one can often quickly comprehend the basic responsibilities of the role, mastering each of these dimensions is truly an art form that one is constantly honing.
In the last decade as a product manager here in Silicon Valley I’ve learned an incredible number of important lessons on how to be better at this role. In this presentation I share my lessons learned on the art behind each of these four dimensions of product management. I cover role models that exemplify each dimension, best practices on excelling at that dimension’s discipline, and countless examples from valley companies that exemplify these traits.
At this year’s INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, Teresa is going to describe Continuous Discovery Habits. Last May she spoke at the Front conference in Salt Lake City. In her talk, she shared a clear definition of continuous product discovery that to act as a benchmark to help teams evaluate their own product discovery practices. She also shared a case study telling the story of two product teams as they adopted her definition of continuous product discovery.
At INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in Cleveland, Ohio in Fall 2018, Ash Maurya is presenting a talk and workshop centered around why product managers should focus on the problem… not their solution. This Q&A session with Ash around this topic is based on his upcoming workshop at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.
Merci Victoria Grace
At INDUSTRY: The Product Conference Merci Victoria Grace is going to talk about how to hire and scale your first product team. In 2016 at the Canvas Conference, she talked about Constantly Beginning in order to bring users to your product. Here’s the description:
How do you bring new users on board in ways that keeps them coming back? Slack’s Head of Growth Merci Victoria Grace reveals the secrets behind Slack’s new user experience, including building a culture of shoshin (the beginner’s mindset), cultivating ‘tactical empathy’ for new users and more.
At INDUSTRY: The Product Conference Nick Caldwell is going to talk about The Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls of Rapid Team Growth. He talked about the same topic at Calibrate 2017. Here’s the description:
As of 2017, Reddit has 300 million monthly visitors, ranking #4 most visited web-site in US and #8 in the world. This kind of tremendous traffic takes some serious engineering efforts that have had to scale with the site’s growing popularity. Nick will discuss his engineering team’s approach to agile development as they scaled from 40 to 120 engineers. He will walk you through their engineering work flow, use of tools like JIRA and Tableau, discuss meeting rhythms, an and cover the must-have cultural elements of a successful team that work at every point of scale.