Thursday, July 28, 2011

Join Me at ProductCamp Austin 7

Join me Saturday, August 6th, 2011 for ProductCamp Austin 7.  ProductCamp is an "unconference" where  product management and marketing professionals teach, learn, and network.

Along with a team that included John Milburn, Scott Sehlhorst, and founder Paul Young, I attended and helped organize the first ProductCamp Austin.  This time, assuming our proposed session makes the cut, we'll be leading a panel discussion on the future of product management.

You've heard the traditional challenges product managers face (basing product decisions on market problems, leadership without formal authority, getting buried in tactical tasks).  But product management has grown up, and there are new challenges we face.  What is the future of product management, and how will it address these new challenges?

Austin's "Gang of Four" product managers will lead an interactive conversation on such topics as:

1.  We've gone agile.  Do we still need product management?
2.  Will product managers join the executive ranks?  (CPO = Chief Product Officer)
3.  Will product managers embrace cutting edge "lean startup" and "customer development" processes?

What do YOU think the future of product management holds?

WHAT: ProductCamp Austin 7
WHEN: August 6, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM
WHERE: AT&T Conference Center @ 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
COST: Network, volunteer, pitch a session idea, or just make new folks feel welcome.

You must register (free) to attend.

You can get transit directions to the event by visiting the Capital Metro trip planner and filling in your starting location.  If you choose to drive, parking is available for a fee in the AT&T Center underground parking lot.

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