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Practitioner's Workshop - Collaboration Works! Facilitation Skills for Product Managers

The best product managers are skilled facilitators who know how to work with groups and to design meeting environments where people can engage efficiently and participate with trust and transparency. Learn how in this workshop!

11/14/2014
When: Friday November 14, 2014
From noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bentley University
175 Forest Ave
LaCava 305
Waltham, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Petra Lehman


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Collaboration Works! Facilitation Skills for Product Managers

With expert practitioner Ellen Gottesdiener, Founder of EBG Consulting, Inc

As a product manager, you know how difficult it can be to wrangle all the many people and diverse groups that you work with every day. Whether it's collaborating with engineering to define product requirements, with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, or with sales and other stakeholders to promote and price the product, you serve as the focal point. Getting past the competing opinions and inevitable conflicts to creative, collaborative and innovative solutions can be a real challenge. The best product managers are skilled facilitators who know how to work with groups and to design meeting environments where people can engage efficiently and participate with trust and transparency.

In this Workshop, using hands-on activities, you will learn:

  • A reusable 6-part framework for planning and designing any collaborative meeting
  • How to construct focus questions to kick-start expansive thinking
  • Crucial steps for facilitating decision making in group sessions
  • 3 steps for handling conflict

 


 Cost:

Fees include a copy of the workshop materials and a mid-afternoon snack.

$195 for BPMA Premium members
$295 for BPMA Basic and non-members

Sign up today for a Premium Membership at $75 and register for this and future workshops at the Premium member rate. Premium Membership allows for free admission to standard monthly events for the next year and access to other special offers.

Special group rates are also available. Please contact Petra Lehman at plehman@bostonproducts.org for more information.

Restrictions:
To keep the workshop as interactive as possible, attendance is limited to 25 attendees and will not run with fewer than 7.

 


 

About the Presenter:

Ellen Gottesdiener, Founder of EBG Consulting, Inc. (www.ebgconsulting.com), is an internationally recognized leader in the collaborative convergence of requirements + product management + project management. Ellen coaches and trains individuals and teams, and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries. She helps global clients excel with requirements and business analysis, product and project management practices, and collaborative workshops for product discovery, planning and roadmapping, team chartering, and retrospectives. She writes widely, and she keynotes and presents worldwide. Her latest book, co-authored with Mary Gorman, is Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.

 



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