What we're about

Our group is for anyone interested in learning best practices in Product Management, Lean Startup, UX Design, and Agile development. Our group is for product managers, designers, developers, analysts, marketers and others that are passionate about learning and applying the latest tools and techniques to build great products.

Our Meetup was founded by Dan Olsen (http://dan-olsen.com). Dan is a product management consultant and author of The Lean Product Playbook (http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Product-Playbook-Innovate-Products/dp/1118960874/).

Our Meetup is sponsored by UserTesting (https://www.usertesting.com), the best way to get customer feedback on your website or mobile app.

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Our Meetup is also sponsored by Pendo (https://www.pendo.io), which helps product teams deliver software users love. Pendo captures product usage patterns and user feedback, and lets you communicate in-app to onboard, educate and guide users to value.

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Our Meetup is also sponsored by Amplitude which provides product analytics to help you build better products. Learn more at amplitude.com https://amplitude.com (https://amplitude.com/).

Our Meetup is also sponsored by UserVoice which combines feedback from multiple sources and teams to give product managers a singular, complete view of customer feedback. Save time, shorten research cycles, and ship the right functionality, faster. Learn more at https://www.uservoice.com (https://www.uservoice.com/).

Our Meetup is also sponsored by Sam's Club, who is hiring product managers and designers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/sams-pm-ux.

Our Meetup is also sponsored by Balsamiq, the easiest way to wireframe your product ideas. Learn more at https://balsamiq.com (https://balsamiq.com/).

A big thank you to our sponsor Intuit https://www.intuit.com (https://www.intuit.com/) for providing the space for our events!

Our Meetup is also sponsored by Coreography (http://www.coreography.com), providing corporate video and webinar solutions.

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Upcoming events (3)

What Product Teams Can Learn From Jazz Musicians by Ken Norton, Google Ventures

PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event on Eventbrite: https://kennorton.eventbrite.com Google Ventures senior operating partner Ken Norton shares his advice on how to seek discomfort and how to look for ways to push yourselves and your teams into the uncharted. How many of you think of your job as a product manager is “creating dissonance?” Making innovative products requires the same ability to surrender to the unknown, to follow the music wherever that goes. The best jazz bands, like the best product teams, provide the space to take risks. Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington were adept at guiding their bands into the optimal anxiety zone, making them restless and opening up a space where they could create masterpieces. Such talent is also needed in product management. Google researchers undertook a multi-year research project to understand why certain teams at performed highly and others didn't. Who was on the team didn’t matter so much as how the team operated. The social norms determined whether or not everyone got a voice, and whether or not the team members felt that if they made a mistake, they knew it could be openly discussed without fear of embarrassment. Group traits like “conversational turn-taking” and “sensitivity to nonverbal cues” matters more than the intelligence or experience of the team members. Join us for dinner, a great talk, and inspiring conversations. ABOUT KEN NORTON Ken Norton is a senior operating partner at Google Ventures where he provides product and engineering support to more than 300 portfolio companies including Uber, Nest, Slack, Foundation Medicine, and Flatiron Health. Prior to joining GV, Ken was a group product manager at Google. In his years as a PM at Google, Ken led product initiatives for Docs, Calendar, and Google Mobile Maps. RAFFLE PRIZES After the talk, we will be giving away copies of a relevant book. SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Check-in and networking over dinner 6:30 to 8:00: Ken's talk plus Q&A 8:00 to 9:00: Prize raffle followed by networking PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event on Eventbrite: https://kennorton.eventbrite.com ABOUT OUR SPONSORS UserTesting makes it easy to obtain user feedback on your product so you can improve your customer experience. Learn more at usertesting.com https://www.usertesting.com. Pendo helps product teams deliver software users love. Pendo captures product usage patterns and user feedback, and lets you communicate in-app to onboard, educate and guide users to value. Learn more at https://www.pendo.io. UserVoice combines feedback from multiple sources and teams to give product managers a singular, complete view of customer feedback. Save time, shorten research cycles, and ship the right functionality, faster. Learn more at https://www.uservoice.com. Sam's Club is hiring product managers and designers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/sams-pm-ux. productboard is the product management system that helps you understand what users need, prioritize what to build, and rally everyone around your roadmap. Learn more at https://www.productboard.com. Balsamiq is the easiest way to wireframe your product ideas. Learn more at https://balsamiq.com. Optimizely is the world leader in customer experience optimization allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. Learn more at https://www.optimizely.com A big thank you to Intuit https://www.intuit.com for providing the space for our event! Coreography provides corporate video and webinar solutions. Learn more at coreography.com http://www.coreography.com. RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket on Eventbrite: https://kennorton.eventbrite.com

ProductCraft Conference SF by Pendo

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event at: https://events.productcraft.com/conference/ Save $100 with discount code "DanOlsen" ProductCraft: The Conference was designed by Pendo for progressive product people. Because we’re product people, too. For us, this is a passion project—the product conference that we always wanted to attend but couldn’t quite find out in the wild. We've selected inspired guests you probably haven’t heard before speaking about topics and content that push the boundaries of the discipline. Join us for beautiful spaces, interesting food and drink, and a party you won’t soon forget. PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event at: https://events.productcraft.com/conference/ Save $100 with discount code "DanOlsen"

Silicon Valley Product Camp

Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business

Product Camp Silicon Valley will be on May 25, 2019. Learn more at: https://www.productcampsiliconvalley.org Look forward to seeing you there! -Dan

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