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Call for Nominations!

  

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Chad Maxwell and Jay Bernasconi


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Nominate yourself or someone you know who has made a relevant contribution to Product Management or Product Marketing in 2015 

Deadline: December 9, 2015

Product Management is a tough task but when it succeeds, the sky is the limit for the product and the company. Inside any successful company is the talent, drive and vision of its product managers, most of them unsung heroes. The BPMA wants to recognize these Product Management super stars with our second annual Product Excellence Awards, the PRODiE.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please tell us about a major product management or product marketing accomplishment in 2015. Submit your nomination(s) for excellence in product management or product marketing practices before December 9, 2015!
 

Timeline
Timeline: Activity:
November 16 - December 9:
Nominations accepted online
December 9-15:
Finalists selected by BPMA mentorship leaders
January 6:
Notification to finalists
January 18:
Finalists' presentations due to BPMA
 January 28, 2016
(PRODiE Awards  Night):
Finalists’ presentation to judges* and BPMA audience
Judges’ Feedback
Judges’ Select Winner LIVE!
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*Each judge has been selected for his/her distinguished career in Product Management.
   

Selection Criteria:

PRODiE nominations will be judged on:
  • Leveraging of best practices in product management
  • Learning being both a part of and a result of the processes used
  • Quantifiable results for the company, industry, and/or customers

Please address these criteria in the Description field below.

Here are two samples from last year’s winners.

 

SMARSH

Smarsh is a cloud-based, big-data SaaS platform that archives all communications for businesses. The platform serves over 20,000 companies, enabling professionals in regulated industries to supervise and search their employees communications across email, social media, IM, and text. The product has been completely transformed in the last 18 months with a progressive, thematic product management approach: 1) Crystallize the product vision through a customer-driven, iterative process, 2) Invest in the underlying infrastructure to re-platform the flagship product for scale & future growth, 3) Transform the application experience to focus on three key workflows for the primary user personas. The Smarsh platform was re-launched earlier this year. Customers' time-to-task has been reduced by 70%, application response times have improved 5x, and the enterprise sales pipeline has improved by 30%.

STAPLES

Staples Dynamic Pricing is a scalable, dynamic pricing engine that helped Staples price items competitively. This engine has generated an impressive 20% year over year revenue growth on the dynamically priced products and, equally importantly, changed shoppers’ perception of Staples competitive pricing.

 

Complete your nomination today to recognize Product Excellence in the greater Boston area!

You may submit as many nominations as you like. While business results will weigh heavily in the judges’ deliberations, please do not share anything confidential, as this information will be shared with all of the BPMA membership and portions will be published on the BPMA website.  
 
All submissions should be for Boston-area products and the people behind them. Nominees must be BPMA members, a free membership option is available at https://bostonproducts.site-ym.com.


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