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Saying No to Good Ideas

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57 Courtenay Pl · Wellington

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Welcome to 2019 everyone! Hope you all had a good break over summer and have started the year with some fresh thinking and perspective. To help you ease into things, we have a great international speaker this month. I first met Bruce McCarthy last year and immediately warmed to his attitude, approach and experience across a range of product leadership topics. This one should be good...

How awesome would it be if you could cut through politics, opinions, and circular arguments and have a clear way to prioritise? Bruce McCarthy will arm you with his battle-tested approach to prioritising your most critical initiatives that will increase your organisation’s focus by increasing confidence in your prioritisation decisions.

He'll cover:

- Why prioritisation is crucial to growth
- Bad (but common) ways to prioritise
- The most important things to prioritise
- How objectives drive priorities
- Outcomes vs. outputs
- Tapping the collective wisdom of your tribe

Bruce is a serial entrepreneur, prolific writer, organiser, and sought-after speaker at product management, agile, UX, and innovation events around the world. He helps companies like Vistaprint, Localytics, Huawei, Nuance, and Zipcar achieve their product visions through workshops, mentoring, and team coaching. Bruce founded Product Culture ( to help communicate the key principles underlying consistently successful product-focused organisations. He leads the Boston Product Management Association and is a head judge at the annual Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. Bruce's new best seller, Product Roadmapping Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing Uncertainty is now available from O’Reilly (