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Inaugural NoVA ProductTank Meetup - Reston
Come meet fellow Product People at the inaugural meet up of the NoVA ProductTank. Network with colleagues, enjoy drinks and food from our sponsor Perfect Sense and hear from well-known influencer Steve Johnson. Brief Agenda: 6:00 Check in, network and nosh! 6:30 Welcome, introductions, and announcements. 6:40 Speaker Steve Johnson 7:25ish QnA 7:35 Wrap up, networking, more noshing! During the networking we'll have some fun interactive stations to engage with that will help us shape this MeetUp going forward! Come with your ideas and be ready to contribute! Our Topic for the night will be: Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers or, What is (and isn’t) product management? Product Management is one of the most exciting—and most misunderstood—functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. Highlights - A better metaphor for product manager - Is the product manager a "mini-CEO"? - A simple tool to profile product management activities In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduced a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions. About Steve Johnson Steve Johnson is an author, speaker, and strategist within the technology product community. At Under10 Playbook, he helps product teams implement the latest methods for today’s business environments. We look forward to seeing you in August!

12120 Sunset Hills Road

#650 · Reston, VA

Respond by: 8/26/2018

    What we're about

    ProductTank is a global network of meetups for product people, by product people, and provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Northern Virginia to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Design, Development and Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited.

    Events include talks from guest speakers on topics around product management, networking opportunities, and a good old-fashioned chin-wag over a beer or two.

    We're open to companies big and small. We also welcome early-stage technology businesses looking to learn how to get their ideas off the ground.

    We also have a blog and encourage the community to get engaged by commenting on or writing new posts for http://www.mindtheproduct.com

    Finally, check out our annual conferences in San Francisco and London: http://mtpcon.com

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