ProductCamp Boston & Building Product Management Organizations
This was a very eventful weekend for us product folks. On Saturday, there were 3 ProductCamps held in Boston, Chicago and Silicon Valley. I’m not sure if the different cities coordinated the date, or April 2 was just a convenient date — unless you’re a cricket fan that is.
I attended ProductCamp Boston. Alan and Jim were at the Silicon Valley event. I’m sure they’ll give some updates of that event in the near future.
The Boston Camp had about 200 people in attendance. A healthy crowd, considering it was a nice spring day in Boston. The picture below shows the session board that was posted after attendee voting was complete. There were 30+ sessions on the day. My talk is listed in the bottom row (last session of the day) 5 columns in. Trust me. That’s mine.
BTW, if you haven’t attended a camp, it’s getting harder to have an excuse. They’ve been held in 25+ cities in Canada, United States, the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, India and Russia. I think I’ve listed all the countries.
You can see a list of upcoming and previous Camps on the Events page on our website.
My talk was entitled:
No More Superheroes: How to Create an Effective
and Scalable Product Management Organization.
You can see it below.
The problem — lack of understanding of Product Management and therefore an inability to properly define and staff Product Management teams — seems rampant. We need to be the agents of change to address this.
I’ll post the updated version once it is complete, but if you have thoughts , comments or questions, please leave them below or email me: saeed at onproductmanagement dot net.
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