Smokejumper Product Executive
You’ll do some skills-building, group exercises, safely ask candid career questions, and ponder whether that next-job-up is one you want. Rich is a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley product management including 6 startups. He is a smokejumper product executive – parachuting into software companies to run product teams on an interim basis – and has coached scores of product leaders. He’s been blogging about software product management since 2002 and his “Art of Product Management” (2008) was one of the first books on the subject.
This workshop is perfect for anyone thinking about moving up the product org chart, or newly promoted product leaders wanting stronger peer support.
Product managers, senior product owners, design/research leads – Learn how product leadership differs from individual contributor product (and design) roles. Get a taste of the new challenges, skills, conflicts and organizational ju jitsu of great product leaders. Safely talk about your own goals and ways to demonstrate interest/readiness for Director/VP/CPO opportunities.
Product directors, VP, CPOs – Most newly promoted product leaders have little internal peer support for understanding and defining their roles. New challenges demand fresh skills and organizational strategies. Familiar product work pulls us back into execution mode. We’ll share real world experiences and discover that other leaders wrestle with the same issues.
“EXCELLENT conference for product professionals – first class in every way. One of the best conferences I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been going to conferences for 20+ years!”
MSTS, Sr. Product Manager
Few of us went to school for Software Product Management. It wasn’t even a widely understood field when we were starting our careers. It’s still misunderstood! We want to excel at our jobs and build products that people love to use, but wondering if “am I doing this right?” can be confusing and demoralizing. Product people come to INDUSTRY to gain confidence and learn about the latest methods, tools, and frameworks used to build, launch and scale world-class software products.
In 2019, over 1,500 product people attended the European (in Dublin, Ireland) and Global (in Cleveland, Ohio) edition of INDUSTRY: The Product Conference. The conference has featured renowed product leaders like Basecamp’s Jason Fried, Intercom’s Des Traynor, Upwork’s Jessica Tiwari and Calendly’s Oji Udezue.
This INDUSTRY Product Workshop takes place in the modern surroundings of LMHQ in Lower Manhattan.
This workshop will sell out soon, with only 40 seats available.