Threads enables scale-up of technology businesses by providing a forum for leaders and managers to discuss and pool their learning around issues that impact business growth - leadership, operations and people.
Threads run monthly facilitated round-table discussions, exclusively for Founders and Leaders, providing a unique opportunity to talk about issues that you face, or may soon face, within your operation. It's an opportunity to gauge your thinking and seek fresh perspective from people whose judgement you value.
Discussions are structured and pragmatic, unpacking a nominated topic under Chatham House rules. The conversation draws upon the collective real-world experiences of those who attend, including aspects particular to your own operation if you wish.
People always leave Threads with at least a few ideas to reflect on and potentially implement.
There is no selling and any networking is incidental.
Occasionally Threads run a traditional Q&A event, where attendees can seek guidance from an invited industry expert on a particular topic.
To get involved, come along in person - please rsvp via the Upcoming MeetUps page.
Alternatively, if you can't attend, you can always explore a topic further via the Message Board page, where you'll find a summary of the take-away thoughts from each Threads event.
Threads is run by:
Peter Cain, a Consultant at Anamosys | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07949 029686 | @Anamosys
Rory Suggett, a Partner of Ashfords LLP | email@example.com | 0117 321 8067
Andrew Gifford, Founder of techfolk | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0117 318 2447 | @we_are_techfolk
Let's explore the practicalities of establishing a good product management team with Jock Busuttil, in this follow-up to his excellent introductory discussion.
In advance of the discussion, please consider:
- When is the right time to hire a dedicated product person?
- What kind of people do you need in your product team?
- How do you recruit them?
- What should a product team's office space look like?
- How does your organisation need to adapt if it's not had a product team before?
Jock is a freelance Head of Product, author and start-up mentor with over eighteen years' experience. He helps start-ups and larger organisations with digital transformation and to improve their product management practices, including Experian, BBC, University of Cambridge, and the UK's Ministry of Justice and Government Digital Service (GDS). He is the founder of Product People, which provides product management consultancy and training. He is also the author of the popular book ‘The Practitioner's Guide to Product Management’ and the blog ‘I Manage Products’.
We're at Ashfords offices in central Bristol for this one, meeting from 17:30 ready for an 18:00 start. We look forward to seeing you there. Jock, Andrew, Rory and Peter