#26: ProductTank Berlin: Mastering your product communication
Let’s celebrate the end of 2022 with another in-person ProductTank event!
!!! Last minute update!!!
Sadly, Roxanne will not be able to join us for this event but Tobias will be speaking about how to Build Strong Product Organisations instead. More info below.
This time we would like to talk about communication as a key skill of successful product managers. We invited two very experienced speakers to share their knowledge.
Roxane Hassler from Pitch will talk about the importance of socializing product strategy and her advice on how to do it right to it. After that, Matt Lemay, renowned product leader, author, and keynote speaker will share his way of saying no without saying no.
After the talks, as always, we will have time to network and get to know each other.
- The event is RSVP only: to enter, you must RSVP here on Meetup.
- 18:00 - Doors open for snacks, drinks and networking
- 19:00 - Hello from ProductTank
- 19:15 - Tobias Freudenreich: "How to build strong product organizations"
- 19:35 - Q&A session
- 19:45 - Matt Lemay: "How to say no without saying 'no'"
- 20:05 - Q&A session
- 20:15 - Networking
- 21:30 - Event ends
About our speakers:
Tobias is a seasoned product leader with over 20 years of experience in the digital industry. Today he is an independent product coach and consultant helping product people and their organizations to grow. Tobias is also co-organizer of ProductTank Hamburg, co-moderator of MTP Engage Hamburg and host of the German PodCast series “Produktmenschen”. You can learn more about him at www.tobiasfreudenreich.de.
About Tobias' talk:
In this talk, Tobias will speak about the two key ingredients that he believes are essential to building strong product organizations. He will share his experiences from working in and with numerous organizations to strengthen their product practices. Tobias believes that strong product organizations must be developed from the bottom up. In his understanding, the critical role of leadership is to create an environment where strong product teams can evolve. In his talk, he will explain how leaders can best fulfill this role.
Matt is an internationally recognized product leader, author, and consultant who has worked with companies like Spotify, Audible, Mailchimp, and Google.
He is the author of Agile for Everybody (O’Reilly Media, 2018) and Product Management in Practice (Second Edition O'Reilly Media, 2022), and has helped build and scale product management practices at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises.
Matt is the creator of the One Page / One Hour Pledge, a commitment to minimize busywork and maximize collaboration that has been adopted by over 100 individuals and teams at Amazon, Walmart, CNN, BBVA, and more. Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product at Bitly. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.
About Matt's talk:
It's no secret that product managers who reflexively say "yes" to everything set themselves up for burnout and their teams up for failure.
But the best product managers never find themselves having to reflexively say "no", either.
In this talk, product leader and author of Product Management in Practice Matt LeMay will describe the risks of responding to even the most unreasonable-seeming request with a simple "no", and will walk through strategies for turning even the most egregious swoop-and-poop into an opportunity to learn new things about your stakeholders and their goals.