• The Product Group ONLINE November 2020

    Online event

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

    Featured Product: QWNN

    From Alice Min Soo Chun, Inventor, Founder, and President of Solight Design...
    "We are passionate about designing beautiful products that harness the power of the sun. Our latest product is the QWNN and Origami Solar lamp and power bank is the new personal device, thoughtfully designed to provide individualized access to power and light anywhere anytime. We all have the power to create change, a small solar light used every day instead of a regular light bulb, could save 11 billion tons of carbon emissions a year. Our environment, our health, and our future, rely on the choices we make today, choose Solight and hold the sun in your hands."

    Hope to see you there!

  • Live stream! Tips for prioritizing your roadmap (and backlog)

    Come and join us for the next live stream event of The Product Mentor! Sit back and listen or join with your own questions.

    PM MENTOR: Bryan Postelnek
    TOPIC: Tips for prioritizing your roadmap (and backlog)

    DETAILS:
    An essential element for success as a Product Manager is to do well at justifying and defending the priority order of their roadmap (and backlog). Watch this talk to learn some tips on how to evaluate the list of ideas for your product and choose which to pursue first.

    Thanks & see you there!

    About The Product Mentor

    The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

    Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

    Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

    • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
    • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
    • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

    Signup to be a Mentor Today! (http://www.theproductmentor.com/sign-up.html) .

    9
  • The Product Group London March 2019

    Pivotal- The Warehouse P2

    8
  • The Product Group London February 2020

    Pivotal- The Warehouse P2

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

    Topic of the Night: Retention

    We’re obsessed with MVPs, launching new features, and acquiring customers. We have lots of frameworks and ideas to kick start the product lifecycle but we don’t have nearly as many tools and techniques for keeping these customers once we have them - this could mean death for your product.

    Tonight we’ll discuss how we think about retention and share tools, techniques, and tips for getting better at keeping our customers.

    Featured Product: Marc Lamik, Product Advisor, (Interim)-CPO

    As one of the first product managers to join Zalando- then only a small Berlin startup - in 2010, Marc has been in charge of building up the product and product teams for their in house built ecommerce platform. He led the expansion of their international Tech Hubs, and has been an integral part of the businesses' growth and unrivalled success from the very beginning. His last step at Zalando, now a highly successful public company, was to assume the role of Managing Director of their Lisbon Tech hub.

    After more than 9 years at Zalando he left to join notonthehighstreet in London as CPO and successfully built up their Product and Product Design org.

    Now he is helping companies from startup to corporate in building products, product teams and product strategies.

    Marc is a proud father, coffee lover and shameless early adopter of overpriced electronic gadgets.

    7
  • The Product Group London January 2019

    Pivotal- The Warehouse P2

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

    Topic of the Night: Progressing your career

    As you grow and establish your product management career, how do you get to the next level of skills, knowledge and seniority? Tonight we’ll delve into questions such as when is the best time to start thinking about progression? What skills do you need? How do you prepare? How do you measure progress? Do you need to plan in advance? How do you know when you’re ready for that next step? How do you ensure success when you get there?

    Featured Product: Just Eat - Richard Shepherd, Global Head of Product

    Over the last ten years Richard has been part of the fast growth and success of businesses both in the UK and globally. He has lead Product teams at Vouchercodes, carwow and now Just Eat - where he looks after their global suite of restaurant products.

    Richard specialises in marketplace products, and has worked with companies from Series A through to acquisition, IPO and merger. He is passionate about the discipline of product management, and the importance of a well-defined product organisation focussed on problem spaces and user-centric goals.

    Before moving into Product his background was in user experience design and development. He has also written and presented for a number of well-known publications and conferences on UX and product management.

    13
  • The Product Group London December 2019

    Pivotal Software

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

    Topic of the Night: Ethics and Product Management

    As product people, we're responsible for the impact our products have on our users. The pressures to deliver business value and beat our competitors can often cause us to focus purely on things like revenue and not consider the ethical implications of our decision.

    Tonight, we'll discuss questions like: Who is responsible for the ethics of our product? Are we equipped to measure the ethical impact our products are having on the world? What are the right metrics? Does Lean thinking and MVPs make it hard to build products in an ethical manner? What pratical steps can we ensure our products are build in an ethical way?

    Featured Product: Hassell Inclusion - Jonathan Hassell, Founder & CEO

    Jonathan is an award-winning inclusive design thought leader, with over 18 years' experience of embedding accessibility into digital production teams, which he regularly shares at international conferences and summarised in his new books ‘Inclusive Design for Organisations’ and ‘Inclusive Design for Products’.

    He is an innovative thinker responsible for commissioning and product managing groundbreaking, award-winning projects using innovative new accessibility techniques and technologies to enable a wide variety of disabled and elderly groups to gain better user experiences.

    Through his team at Hassell Inclusion he provides strategic accessibility transformation services to organisations worldwide, including: training and consultancy to embed accessibility strategically within the design process, user research and user testing, leadership of innovative digital projects to make inclusion easier and cheaper to implement, and creation of best-practice international web standards.

    8
  • The Product Group London November 2019

    Pivotal- The Warehouse P2

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

    Topic of the Night: Prioritisation

    Prioritisation is the most important part of a product manager's job. It's also perhaps the hardest. During this session we'll discuss why prioritisation is so hard to get right and what steps we can take to get better at it.

    Featured Product: Progression - Jonny Burch, Founder

    Jonny is a designer and the founder of Progression, a product focused on helping folks in tech teams to describe, map and grow their skills. Progression allows leaders to create flexible and industry-tested progression frameworks for current and future team members to measure themselves against.

    For the last seven years Jonny has led product design teams in tech. Most recently he scaled the consumer and growth groups at Deliveroo as the company grew from 150 to 2000 employees and 12 countries around the world.

    Having experienced first hand the pain of scaling teams fast, Jonny took the plunge from design leader to founder. In February 2018 he resigned from Deliveroo and launched Progression with the mission of helping to answer the age-old question ‘How do I grow at work?’.

    3
  • Live stream! From Empathy to Ignoring the Customer

    Anywhere Worldwide

    Come and join us for the next live stream event of The Product Mentor! Sit back and listen or join with your own questions.

    @ 3 PM
    Jordan Bergtraum: Get the most out of the PMs on your team
    Maximize team output by understanding your peoples interests and skills. Interviewing your PMs, pairing them with the work at which they will excel, and motivating them through the areas that don't come natural.

    @ 4 PM
    Andrew Knight: how to collect and present the right data for your product team's needs
    Is your team data driven? Do you have the data required to set your product direction? We'll cover the fundamentals for asking the important questions, collecting the right information and presenting the relevant metrics to meet your objectives. Start using data in your decisions right away!

    @ 5 PM
    Dimitris Sotiriou: Don’t listen to the customer (when to break the rule)
    The customer is always right...until proven otherwise. As product managers we are always driven by customer feedback and requests but there is a fine moment when temporarily ignoring the customer may actually help you take a forward leap. How do you identify these moments and how do you minimise the risk of going completely off track?

    @ 6 PM
    Scott Stokke: Starting your PM Job - First 90 days
    Starting a new product job is hard, you need quick wins and a long view understanding of the organization. Come learn what's worked and how you can become more impactful in your new product role, in less time.

    RSVP to attend AND THEN at the start of this event visit http://TheProductMentor.com/live (http://theproductmentor.com/live) to join in!

    Thanks & see you there!

    About The Product Mentor

    The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

    Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

    Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

    • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
    • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
    • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

    Signup to be a Mentor Today! (http://www.theproductmentor.com/sign-up.html)

    .

    1
  • The Product Group London October 2019

    Zoopla

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

    Topic of the Night: Communication

    Communication skills are key to succeeding as a product person but good communication is hard to define and hard to practice.

    Tonight we’ll discuss questions like: What does good communication look like? How do we adapt our style for different stakeholders? What’s the right medium? How do you give bad news about your product? How do I become a better communicator?

    Featured Product Speaker: Nila Matthew, Behavioural Product Psychologist & Product Development

    Nila Matthew is a technology for-good enthusiast, a successful innovator and consultant in the field of product development, ideation and persuasive technologies.

    Nila has 18 years of product experience with international companies like New Zealand Telecoms, Yahoo! and Sky (working on TV and app products which have won many technology innovation awards). Nila, also recently completed a Masters in Psychology.

    Drawing on her passion for behavioural economics, psychology, technology and business, Nila will speak about the secrets of how large tech companies use psychology and behavioural economics to build engaging, resonating products and services that change user behaviour.

    7