ON-SITE: ProductTank Hamburg December 2022
Join us for the next ProductTank Hamburg! We’re proud to be back, hosting the third on-site event for our Hamburg community this year. Join us for two fantastic talks, and enjoy the sadly missed networking.
This event will be kindly hosted and sponsored by FFW - 🙏🏻 thank you very much!
#### Talk No 1: Don’t be afraid of the truth! How to create a fearless team culture.
Even a dead fish can go with the flow. It’s easy to conform. But how do you create an environment that encourages constructive nonconformity? Why is it that important for teams that want to be innovative? Rosanna will talk about how leaders can avoid innovation theatre by cultivating a fearless culture.
#### About Rosanna Sibora
Rosanna is a passionate intrapreneur, change maker and product leader with a high level of constructive nonconformity. She is leading with her heart and focuses on establishing a low hierarchy team culture based on empowerment and psychological safety. User-centric product management and people-centered leadership are her passion.
She is building and leading product teams and contributes in a key position to the future strategy of UNIVERSAL MUSIC. Currently she is leading Universal Music’s transition from project to product. Her topics include the development of the product portfolio and strategy, as well as agile transformation. She is driving change by education through a series of internal self-designed education programs, conferences and meetups.
#### Talk No 2: Saying No Without Saying 'No'
It's no secret that product managers who reflexively say "yes" to everything set themselves up for burnout and their teams up for failure. But the best product managers never find themselves having to reflexively say "no", either. In this talk, product leader and author of Product Management in Practice Matt LeMay will describe the risks of responding to even the most unreasonable-seeming request with a simple "no", and will walk through strategies for turning even the most egregious swoop-and-poop into an opportunity to learn new things about your stakeholders and their goals.
#### About Matt LeMay:
Matt LeMay is an internationally recognized product leader, author, and consultant who has worked with companies like Spotify, Audible, Mailchimp, and Google. He is the author of Agile for Everybody (O’Reilly Media, 2018) and Product Management in Practice (Second Edition O'Reilly Media, 2022), and has helped build and scale product management practices at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Matt is the creator of the One Page / One Hour Pledge, a commitment to minimize busywork and maximize collaboration that has been adopted by over 100 individuals and teams at Amazon, Walmart, CNN, BBVA, and more. Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product at Bitly. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.