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The Product Group January 2014

  • Jan 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Special: To attendees we will be raffling 5 copies of the book: "Remote, Office Not Required" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson at this meetup!

Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group.

Some topics to expect...
- New Skills. New Year.
- and more...

Featured Product: INCLUSION

From Marco Santini, Product Person at INCLUSION...
"I'm the Founder and Chief Optimist at INCLUSION ( INCLUSION combines Table Tennis and Racquetball to create an exciting, more intense playing experience.  The revolutionary Plexiglass side walls create an added dimension for skilled players to produce advanced, angled shots while, as a bonus, functioning as "bumpers" to help novice players enhance their skills.  I'm hoping to discuss marketing strategies, customer acquisition, app development and company expansion. 
(Private Investor Video:"

Hope to see you there!

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  • Susan G.

    Apologies. I really wanted to make it to the event last night, but the weather was a concern. Is there any way to get some key take aways from the Inclusion talk? I love table tennis and Marco's promo video does a great job showing you how addictive his product is.

    January 3, 2014

    • Yangbo D.

      Short version for those looking for a quick takeaway: initiate more conversation with customers, rather than merely responding when they raise concerns.

      January 3, 2014

    • Susan G.

      Thanks, Yangbo. That certainly makes sense.

      January 3, 2014

  • Paul C

    Sorry I couldn't attend due to the weather.

    January 3, 2014

  • Stella A.

    Interesting group of product Managers of both digital and physical products.

    January 3, 2014

  • Peter D.

    excellent would like to speak about a startup I work for in Queens, when is the next Product Group meeting.
    Peter Donahue - [masked], [masked]

    January 3, 2014

  • Twain

    "Developers don't know what they're supposed to do. They need Product Managers to TELL them what to do," one commentator said.

    Wow, and everywhere we've moved to "Collaborative" everything (Collaborative Consumption, Collaborative Makers, Collaborative Crowd-Funding etc).

    Are PMs like that commentator saying, "Collaboration is dead and hierarchical us vs them is the way forward?"

    January 3, 2014

    • Twain

      My view is that the PM-developer relationship is symbiotic like every relationship. The more both sides can communicate and value what the other does, the more efficient and effective the Project Build can be. Any type of "PM knows the product and what developers should be doing and developers don't know" or vice versa is not only myopic, it's the quickest way to alienate the people with the skills to actually MAKE the product the best it can be.

      January 3, 2014

    • Twain

      If that means PMs adapt their roles to learning a bit more about code so they experience "walking in the shoes of developers" that will make them open up and comprehend more about the Product Process on a more full-cycle basis. Likewise, lots of devs I know are "walking in the shoes of PMs" by researching the business case, doing the wireframes, drafting the Product Roadmaps, scheduling key funnel timelines etc. Neither role should feel threatened by the other simply because PMs and devs want to know more so they can build a better product.

      January 3, 2014

  • SAVE MY L.

    Jonny Save My'Life

    January 3, 2014

  • Andy H.

    Really enjoyed this, it got me thinking!

    January 2, 2014

  • ibrahim

    Apologies for the late message, but I won't be able to attend.

    January 2, 2014

  • Jeremy H.

    See you all tonight!

    January 2, 2014

  • Yangbo D.

    It appears our closing time is before the worst of the storm -- hope to see everyone this evening.

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Jia L.

    gonna make it as long as subway is running.

    January 2, 2014

  • John T.

    gonna try to make it afterall

    January 2, 2014

  • Marisa

    Not going to make it tonight, didn't end up going into work. So sorry! Excited for next month. Enjoy all!

    January 2, 2014

  • Omar A.

    Hey guys, looking forward, we just launched our Watch project on KickStarter:

    tell me what do u think? Kindly, spread the word and appreciate the support...

    January 2, 2014

  • Mehboob A.

    Are we still on for tonight.. I can make it as long as the subways are still running :)

    January 2, 2014

  • Carlos M R.

    Sorry that I will not be able to participate tonight. Gotta head home to beat the blizzard (and make it up my hill).

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait to see everyone tonight. To get a better idea of INCLUSION Table Tennis, you can check out our video here:

    I look forward to learning from everyone.

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Carlos M R.

    I like the INCLUSION concept, and look forward to hearing about the challenges and opportunities that it creates.

    December 30, 2013

  • Gianni C.

    this looks pretty cool !!!

    December 19, 2013

  • ajay s.

    Look forward to it!

    December 16, 2013

  • SAVE MY L.

    Good App

    December 9, 2013

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