Managing your product management career – What is your score?
As product managers, you are always working on improving the products you manage. You are very busy engaging in activities such as identifying your product’s strengths or weaknesses, charting a plan to fill the identified gaps, figuring out the product positioning in the market place and so on. I am sure these activities consume most of your time. But have you considered that the ONLY product that you have absolute control over is YOU. Your career! No one else is thinking about it or managing it for you.
So are you spending enough time managing it? Do you take stock of its strengths, weaknesses, positioning in the market place from time to time? How much time do you spend on filling the identified gaps such that you are well positioned to take the next step in your career? If not, you better be. Competition is only get tougher as days go by.
This session will focus on how you can assess your skills, how you can market yourself and how to look for jobs in this day and age. The economy may be still in a rough patch, but there has never been a shortage (and never will be) of opportunities for the premier talent.
Timeline for the evening:
6:15 pm: Registration opens
6:30 - 7:15 pm: Informal & structured networking (light refreshments are served)
7:20 - 7:30 pm: Announcements
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Speaker presentation
8:30 - 8:40 pm: Q&A
8:40 - 9:00 pm: Wrap up, networking follow up and depart
Premium Members: Free if you pre-register online at least one day prior to event or $10 at the door
Guests and Basic Members: $25 if you pre-register and pay online at least one day prior to event or $35 at the door
Gopal Shenoy is a seasoned software product management veteran with over 15 years of experience managing highly successful B2B and B2C software products. He is currently the Director of Product Management at Gazelle, where is he is allowing consumers to trade-in more than 250,000 electronic items for cash. Previously, he held product management roles at companies such as SolidWorks, RSA Security, Salary.com and OnForce. He has been a speaker at the BPMA, product management groups in India, Voice of the Customer conferences and various user conferences. He is a passionate blogger on product management on his personal blog Software Product Manager (http://productmanagementtips.com ) that is rated as one of the top product management blogs in the world.