Checkout some of the talks I have given to conferences.
Watch the videos below.
Get things done as a Product Manager via Influence
You are *not* the CEO of your product - how to get things done via influence rather than authority.
Product managers, have you been told that you are the "mini CEO" of your product? Guess what - you are not! But you are the leader, the champion, and the chief influencer of your product. By embracing these roles, you can get a lot more done with a lot less pushback.
Join me as we discuss powerful tools every PM should have in their bag including:
- Strategies for building trust with your team and across the organization
- Understanding and aligning incentives
- Asking for help appropriately when you hit a wall
With these tools in hand, you still won’t be a “mini-CEO” but you’ll be a full-size product influencer.
Are you familiar with how your users "perceive" your application or service? Do you celebrate with them when they've hit an important milestone? Adding delight and emotion to your application can have a profoundly positive impact on the user experience, create 'tweetable moments' and turn customers into evangelists. In this talk, learn how we at Google use the concept of "Engineering Emotions" to drive customer delight and evangelism especially in areas where emotion is notably absent e.g., developer tools.
From 0 to 100: Starting a New Product Management Role at "Ludicrous" Speed
Ready - set - GO! When you’re a PM dropped into a new team, you have a small window to assess the situation, get your plan together, and get going fast in the right direction. Shobhit and Will have been through this common PM scenario many times, and have experienced both speed bumps and breakaways. They will share how they approach these situations, what has worked, and what has not.
Come join us on this session and learn:
* How to quickly assess the situation and act accordingly.
* How to build relationships and gain the trust of the team at lightning speed.
* What speed bumps to expect, and how to understand if it is just regular friction or if you are f**king it up.
* How to make decisions that align with where the product and team are.
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Product Strategy de-mystified
What is this mysterious thing called Product strategy? How do we know if we have a sound strategy, are aligning the company behind it, and actually executing on it? Learn from several world class companies and products, and from the people behind it.