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Product Leaders is for people aspiring to become a product manager for the first time or to improve their abilities as individual contributors or team leaders. Events offer access to advice, best practices, and interviews with current product managers.

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Critical Product Manager Skills: Taking Calculated Risks

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Risk taking is part of being a product manager. You don't always have good information and you need to make a decision, there are unknowns in software development, and despite tons of validation you can still miss something. The important thing is to take the right amount of risk. Many people can be overconfident and take on too much risk, while others are so loss averse they aren't taking enough big swings to really move the numbers. We'll discuss what appropriate risk taking looks like and how to calibrate as a PM.

We'll spend the first 20-30min on tips and tricks then leave the rest for Q&A.

Chris Petersen is a consultant and former VP of Product. Come to ask questions specific to your situation or just listen and learn from the conversation.

All meetings are recorded.

Critical Product Manager Skills: Technical Aptitude

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One of the most common questions I get about what it takes to be a successful product manager is "do I need to be a developer?" Not surprisingly the answer is "it depends," however many people never consider roles in product because they think it is a definitive yes.

In this talk we'll go through what it actually means to understand the technology your product is built on, when and why it matters, and how the level of technical aptitude required can change depending on product and target customer.

We'll spend the first 20-30min on tips and tricks then leave the rest for Q&A.

Chris Petersen is a consultant and former VP of Product. Come to ask questions specific to your situation or just listen and learn from the conversation.

All meetings are recorded.

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Critical Product Manager Skills: Communications

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