Zero to One: Breaking Into and Succeeding as a New Product Manager

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Price: $10.00
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There's no college degree for product management, which makes becoming a product manager a process mired in uncertainty. Department heads have difficulty defining the role and entry-level PM's have difficulty getting hired. Even if they get hired, these PMs will often have a rough time, as they will often be forced to figure out their role on their own.

But fear not! A panel of 4 product managers, with varying levels of years of experience, will answer your burning questions. Whether you are looking to break into product management, starting a new product management role, or looking to hire/grow your product team, this discussion will have something for everyone.

For anyone that's interested in the event, here's some optional homework: Read the article below to see a breakdown of skills necessary for product managers organized by seniority level, and see where you fall.

5:45pm - 6:30pm --- Food & Networking (Bring a valid picture ID for check-in)
6:30pm - 8:00pm --- Panelist Discussion (and food, but quietly)
8:00pm - 8:45pm --- More Networking (and any remaining food)

Conversation Talking Points:

1. How to deal with your lack of product experience
2. The do's and don'ts of interviewing
3. Do I need an MBA? Do I need a Tech background? Do I need X,Y,Z?

1. How to conquer your[masked]. How to define your role in an early product company
3. What skills are needed for every PM level

1. What difficulties do new hires experience and how can you avoid those pitfalls?
2. Where can you find a young PM to train and mold into a leader?
3. Looking to hire a new PM (50%+ Of ChiPMA members are looking to hire or be hired!)

- Nick Saggese (Associate Product Manager @ Mediaocean -
- Megan Bubley (Product Manager @ SpotHero -
- Rob Galliani (Product Manager @ Oranj -
- Kate Bhatia (Director of Product & Experiences @ Ivee -

Moderator: Guillermo Villegas (Associate Product Manager @ The Catch Company -

- NO REFUNDS. If you've paid and cannot make it, let us know, and either:
-- You can have someone else go in your place
-- Apply your payment to the next event
- Also if you are an Uptake employee, you do not have to pay! So please
do not sign up!