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The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle.

Upcoming events (4)

FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - Aug 2019

** We're cross promoting this event for the Lean Startup Circle - https://www.meetup.com/Lean-Startup-Circle ** This month again we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2J018RT ** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. ** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students ** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! ** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad ** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 ** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 8/25) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket ** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. ** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Join our community here: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-san-francisco-lean-startup-circle ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2J018RT

FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - Sept 2019

** We're cross promoting this event for the Lean Startup Circle - https://www.meetup.com/Lean-Startup-Circle ** This month again we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/338flUT ** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. ** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students ** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! ** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad ** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 ** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 9/15) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket ** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! ** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. ** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Join our community here: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-san-francisco-lean-startup-circle ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/338flUT

Keynote talk by Google Head of Design Relations

San Francisco

** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2Mlcrak The event features keynote by: Kai Haley - Google Head of Design Relations Bio: Kai Haley is a UX designer leading the Design Relations team at Google. She is one of the lead trainers for Sprint Master Academy and has spent the last 2 years training over 200 Sprint Masters across Google’s diverse product areas. She is passionate about design thinking and inspiring the UX community to effectively utilize Design Sprints for speed and innovation. Her UX expertise has been centered on creating monetization opportunities, most recently on the Search Ads Team, and prior to Google, on the Yahoo! Front Page. She earned a Masters Degree in Design from CCA, where she focused on sustainable design. Talk details coming soon! ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our community: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-bay-area-product-management-speaker-series ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2Mlcrak

Mindful Product Leadership Evening Workshop

San Francisco

** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2Z24KNb ** Workshop overview This workshop will introduce the concepts and tools necessary to assume a leadership role in product organization. Combining brief lectures on each topic area with hands-on solo and group exercises, participants will gain a clear understanding of what it takes to lead, as well as specific areas of growth and improvement for themselves. ** About the instructor As a Silicon Valley veteran of 20 years, I've helped many companies build and scale new digital products, find product-market fit, and build and improve product development capabilities. I work with product executives and teams to build strong leadership and execution skills, through a focus mindfulness, autonomy, and social impact. I've worked with companies large and small, including Adobe, Sharethrough, Teach for America, Anthem, PG&E, Blackstone, Credit Sesame and many others. I wrote the book, Startup Patterns, and I'm a regular speaker at product and engineering events around the US. ** About Startup Patterns Startup Patterns is a boutique consultancy specializing in coaching and training for leaders in product companies. ** Who should attend? Product managers, engineers, designers and others who seek to develop concrete and actionable leadership skills. ** Workshop Details Each section includes approximately 10 minutes of slides/lecture, followed by a 10 minute solo or group group exercise, and then a 10 minute discussion. Total expected time for the workshop is 3 hours, including introduction, breaks, and wrap up. - Getting clear on your purpose — Ensuring that you, your team, and your organization are all aligned on goals and strategy. - Understanding internal barriers — Finding and overcoming internal limits that keep you from being the best leader you can be. - Developing empathy and emotional literacy — Building a culture of openness, mindfulness, and psychological safety on your team. - Effective communication and resolving conflict — Active listening and tactical empathy skills to help teams take advantage of their diversity and avoid groupthink. - Empowering autonomy and encouraging flow — Developing systems to move authority to where the information is. ** Pricing schedule Early bird price - $175 (ends on 8/25) Regular price - $225 (ends on 9/23) Late bird price - $275 ** Testimonials "If you're looking for a way to truly better yourself and are willing to look intrinsically at ways to develop - Sam and the workshop will push you on being the best you can be." --UX Director, SAP "You can't help getting something good out of this workshop. The fundamental ideas you are introduced to here will make a massive positive difference on your career for years to come. Thank you Sam!" --Product Manager, Proctor & Gamble ** Food will be provided at the event. Please let us know if you plan on bringing your own food or have any dietary restrictions. ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2Z24KNb

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