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How to Supercharge Your Team by Divorcing Product from Project Management

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Price: $5.00 /per person

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Why does the product world often ask one “superhero” to take on both product management AND project management? Ludacris! COME ON! We are mortals, not product gods!

It is common for employees to wear multiple hats as part of their role, especially in startups where everyone is expected to “pitch in”. However, asking one human to conquer product direction/strategy, product design and product execution/delivery is inhuman. Most importantly it is a relevant barrier to optimizing your product function.

During this talk Jordan will provide an on-the-nose discussion on:

- The problem with asking one person to take on both product and project management
- Ways to sell this problem to your leadership
- Methods for transitioning to a better model

- Tickets are $5.00 USD (includes a transaction fee).

- No refunds.

- Food and refreshments will be provided.

Who should attend:

- Product people who find themselves taking ownership of timelines, resources and/or responsibility for product delivery

- Project managers who find themselves being asked to take on requirements, product design, and/or product direction/strategy

- Product designers and analysts who wish to understand how to contribute effectively within growing organizational teams

What you will learn:

- The problem with asking one person to take on both product and project management

- Ways to articulate this problem to leadership

- Methods for supporting tactical changes for better team collaboration

About Jordan:

Jordan Bergtraum ( is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. He has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers.

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