The Secrets of Scaling Product Management/ Owner Teams

What are the Secrets behind Scaling Agile Product Management and Product Ownership?  In this session you will learn the differences between product management and product ownership.  You'll also get insights on how to scale a product management organization and while keeping your agile teams happy.

Learn from Rich Mironov, a veteran "Product Guy" at 6 start-ups and Valley giants (Sybase, Tandem , HP).  Rich will offer his insights to the secrets of Scaling Agile Product Management and Product Ownership

Cost:  FREE!


6:30 - 7:00  Networking

7:00 - 7:10  Announcements and Introductions

7:10 - 8:30  Speaker/ Activity

8:30 - 8:35  Wrap Up and ROTI

8:35 - 9:00  Networking

About Rich

Rich Mironov is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned software executive. He's been the "product guy" at six tech startups including as CEO and VP Products.
He provides full-time, interim and project-based consulting to large and small technology companies with a focus on product strategy, agile, and the organization of product teams. Rich is a mentor throughout Silicon Valley, sharing his expertise through talks, blogs, and free exchange of ideas. He founded the first Product Camp and chaired the first product owner/product manager tracks at the annual Agile Conference.

Rich started his technology industry career as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. He managed networking products for six years at Tandem Computers, headed product teams in the early days of Sybase, then went on to a series of startups: Wayfarer Communications, iPass, Slam Dunk Networks (VP), AirMagnet (VP), Enthiosys (CMO) and Suddenly Social (CEO).

Author of "The Art of Product Management" and the popular "Product Bytes" blog, Rich has served on the boards of SVPMA and PDMA Norcal, taught in Haas' executive education program, and guest-lectured at many business schools (MIT, Dublin Institute of Technology, Stanford, Santa Clara...) and corporate events.

Rich has an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.S. degree in physics from Yale University (with a thesis on dinosaur extinction theories)

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  • Greg

    Excellent! First time I've heard someone talking about this role, its anti-patterns, and needs when scaling.

    June 17, 2014

  • David B.

    A great perspective. Practical. Actionable.

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Olena C.

    Stacey thank you for sharing the link to the stream recording, great session!

    2 · June 11, 2014

    • Steve M.

      I've forwarded it to someone who should have been there.

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Rich M.

    Thanks everyone for your participation and enthusiasm! I mentioned an about-to-post about professionalization of product owners, which has just gone up: "We Don’t Hire Product Owners Here," -R

    4 · June 12, 2014

  • Stacey L.

    For folks looking for the video stream recording, please go to:

    Thank you!!!

    3 · June 11, 2014

  • Aly

    Awesome speaker

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best sessions I've attended on this topic. Great speakers, great organization, great venue. Thank you!

    2 · June 10, 2014

  • Anuj D.

    5 start for ROTI. :-)

    June 10, 2014

  • Chanda

    Great presentation. Really helpful to understand why it would be beneficial for organizations to treat these roles separately.

    June 10, 2014

  • Luca

    Nice talk. A little more basic than the title led me to believe, I honestly think there would be more for seasoned PMs while this was a little more focused to educate managers in other functions (nothing wrong about that).

    June 10, 2014

  • Scott E.

    One of the best presentations I've attended for this group. Really helps me understand why we struggle with our product

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Peter M. A.

    Fantastic collection of perspectives on a widely misunderstood role that scales to need unicorns or smart org evolutions. Fun and useful wisdom.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Vandana R.

    Great session. Didn't Rich mentioned about giving away more books to those who were not able to get it at the event.I would love to know how to get one.

    June 10, 2014

  • shailesh

    Great speaker with practical knowledge and experience. Fast paced and engaging (captivating) content and presentation. I wish I had gotten a hard copy of Rich's book. And maybe some time/opportunity for more QnA would have been nice.
    As usual, thanks to sponsors, organizers and speaker !

    June 10, 2014

  • AS

    I'll be driving from San Mateo. Anyone else doing the same? Car pool/ Ride share?

    June 10, 2014

    • AS

      Sorry I was a bit occupied. Please text me:[masked] and maybe can sync up.

      June 10, 2014

    • Luca

      I already left so never mind

      June 10, 2014

  • Jaya Tucker K.

    Hey Stacey, are you planning to stream this?

    June 10, 2014

  • Alexander C.

    Hiring Senior Agile Specialists for a few projects. Find me tonight if you are interested in hearing more.- Thanks Alex Campbell (WinMax Systems)

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Greg

    If a standup of SMs is an SOS, is the PO equivalent a POP? Something to ponder at the agile bartender table.

    June 10, 2014

  • Ron L.

    Good score! Every topic I've heard Rich share has been both incisive and entertaining.

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Rich M.

      Erik: agree! No secrets, no pixie dust, no magic beans, no auto-calc template. But I hope we'll wrestle with some real issues tomorrow evening and share insights. Looking forward to meeting those I don't already know. - Rich

      1 · June 9, 2014

    • Stacey L.

      LOL... This is Stacey's working not Rich's. I guess I was out marketing myself! Trust Ron's opinion!!!

      June 9, 2014

  • Ming Y.

    Hi new member of this meetup group. I'm planning to attend the 6/10 event. Can you please shared the agenda for this event? Thank you.

    1 · June 4, 2014

    • Stacey L.

      Hi Ming! Welcome. Info is posted. Hope you can join us! -- Stacey

      June 5, 2014

    • Ming Y.

      Thanks Stacey! I look forward to meeting the group next week. Sounds like a great event.

      June 5, 2014

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