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 (4)

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results with Marty Cagan

Intuit Building 9

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://marty-cagan.eventbrite.com Come hear product management expert and author Marty Cagan share his advice on “Ordinary People, Exceptional Results.” Marty's talk will discuss the critical traits and behaviors of many of our industry's best product teams. Marty has had the good fortune of working with many of the best technology product teams in the world. People creating the products you use and love every day. Teams that are literally changing the world. Marty has learned there is a profound difference between how the very best product companies create technology products, and the rest. And not just minor differences. Everything from how the leaders behave, to the level of empowerment of teams, to how the organization thinks about funding, staffing and producing products, down to how product, design and engineering collaborate to discover effective solutions for their customers. For those that have not yet had the opportunity to participate in, or observe a strong product team up close, Marty will give you a glimpse into some of the important differences that distinguish the best product teams from the rest. Join us for dinner, a great talk, and inspiring conversations. ABOUT MARTY CAGAN Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including HP, Netscape Communications, and eBay. Marty began his career with a decade as a software developer at HP Laboratories conducting research on software technology, and building several software products for other software developers. As part of his work with SVPG, Marty is an invited speaker at major conferences and top companies across the globe. Marty is the also the author of the book "INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love." RAFFLE PRIZES After the talk, we will be giving away copies of the 2nd edition of Marty's bestselling book Inspired. SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Check-in and networking over dinner 6:30 to 8:00: Marty'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://marty-cagan.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. Amplitude provides product analytics to help you build better products. Learn more at amplitude.com https://amplitude.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. Balsamiq is the easiest way to wireframe your product ideas. Learn more at https://balsamiq.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://marty-cagan.eventbrite.com

The Right It—Why So Many Ideas Fail and How To Make Sure Yours Succeed

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://rightit.eventbrite.com Former Google Director of Engineering, Innovation Agitator, and author Alberto Savoia shares his advice on "The Right It—Why So Many Ideas Fail and How To Make Sure Yours Succeed.“ Most new products and companies will fail—including those that have well thought-out plans that are executed to perfection. Alberto Savoia calls this sobering fact The Law of Market Failure, and he summarizes it as follows: Most new ideas will fail in the market—even if they are competently executed. After working on a string of successful products and companies, including leading the team that launched Google AdWords and founding a successful startup, Alberto experienced his first heartbreaking, head-on encounter with the Law of Failure. After licking his wounds, he decided to fight back. He set out to study how and why failure strikes so many good teams working on what they believe are great ideas—and how to prevent that. In this presentation, based on his work at Google and his new book, Alberto will share his unique perspectives on failure and teach you the tools and techniques you need to fight the Law of Failure—and win! Join us for dinner, a great talk, and inspiring conversations. ABOUT ALBERT SAVOIA Alberto Savoia is an engineer, entrepreneur, and innovator. As Google’s first engineering director, he led the team that launched Google AdWords and later became the company’s Innovation Agitator. Prior to Google, Alberto founded a successful startup and was Director of Software Research at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where he played a key role in the development of Java technology and tools. Alberto’s work has won significant industry recognition and awards, including: the Wall Street Journal Technical Innovation Award, InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs Award, and InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Award. Today, he teaches his unique approach for beating the Law of Market Failure in seminars and workshops at Google, Stanford University, and to organizations and entrepreneurs all over the world. RAFFLE PRIZES After the talk, we will be giving away copies of Alberto's book "The Right It—Why So Many Ideas Fail and How To Make Sure Yours Succeed." SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Check-in and networking over dinner 6:30 to 8:00: Alberto'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://rightit.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. Amplitude provides product analytics to help you build better products. Learn more at amplitude.com https://amplitude.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. Balsamiq is the easiest way to wireframe your product ideas. Learn more at https://balsamiq.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://rightit.eventbrite.com

Lean Product Workshop on "How to Achieve Product-Market Fit" by Dan Olsen

NOTE: You have to RSVP for this workshop on Eventbrite Lean Product members can save 10% with discount code LEAN: http://danolsen.eventbrite.com?discount=LEAN *Early bird pricing is available now (expires Feb 1st)* In this all-day workshop, product management expert and author Dan Olsen will teach you how to achieve product-market fit. Dan will share advice from his best-selling book The Lean Product Playbook published by Wiley: https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Product-Playbook-Innovate-Products/dp/1118960874/ Dan will explain his Product-Market Pyramid framework, which is the foundation of his 6-step Lean Product Process for achieving product-market fit. The Lean Product Process consists of six steps: 1. Determine your target customer 2. Identify underserved customer needs 3. Define your value proposition 4. Specify your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) feature set 5. Create your MVP prototype 6. Test your MVP with customers Unlike other books or talks, Dan's advice is very pragmatic and hands-on. You will walk away with tools and techniques you can apply as soon as you finish the workshop. Dan will illustrate his product advice with examples, case studies, and class exercises. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Lean Product Playbook, personally signed by Dan. Workshop attendance is limited to ensure we have an intimate setting that fosters lots of interactive discussion. The workshop will be held at DLA Piper's offices in San Francisco. A big thank you to our sponsor DLA Piper, one of Silicon Valley's leading law firms, for providing space for our event. Lunch and snacks will be served. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop! NOTE: You have to RSVP for this workshop on Eventbrite Lean Product members can save 10% with discount code LEAN: http://danolsen.eventbrite.com?discount=LEAN *Early bird pricing is available now (expires Feb 1st)* Dan Olsen http://dan-olsen.com Learn more about The Lean Product Playbook http://leanproductplaybook.com View Dan's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danolsen98

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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