Thanks to everyone who voted. Again a great discussion thanks to all of the participants – now go create that career plan!
So I’ve been working on my proposed ProductCamp Atlanta presentation (Who Are You? Where are you Going) and I happened across a lively discussion on LinkedIn which is right up alley of the presentation I’ve proposed. The discussion on linkedIn has been going on for some time and centers on defining what makes a good product manager with one word. So since I was already in PowerPoint, I thought I might create an edited list from the discussion.
Many thanks to contributors to this re-mix.
So I was browsing slideshare this morning and Chris Cummings presentation from a couple of years ago is on the first page as a featured presentation. I thought it was great when I first saw it, but since it is taking on a second life and to make sure more folks get to see it I decided to post. Nice Job Chris! If you don’t read his blog you should – www.christophercummings.com
There are just a bunch of events I’m planning on attending which should be a blast over the next 45 days or so. Every year spring marks the time for rebirth, but also a bunch of travel for me and always has. I really like to see how the country changing in spring, but also meeting with folks that read this blog and getting the opportunity to meet people I don’t already know. To that end, I thought I would do a post on places I’m going to be in an effort to hopefully catch up with more folks along the way. Traveling around and having interesting conversations around product marketing and product management is not just part of my job, it’s something I really enjoy. I guess that makes me a little geekier than most, but you have to love what you do.
Speaking of conversations, I just had the pleasure last week to do a Podcast on innovation with Scott Sehlhorst and Josh Duncan which was a blast. If you are interested in listening, you can hear it on A Random Jog or via iTunes. I hope Josh makes this into an ongoing series, since there is still a good deal of stuff to tackle in product marketing for technology folks.
So here is my schedule of where I’m speaking publicly and the events I plan to be @
ProductCamp Chicago – 4/2 @ Orbitz: This is the second installment of PCAMP Chicago and it has reached the maximum number of registrants already, so while you can’t register, you should be able to keep up to date on the happening online this weekend via Twitter. This weekend is a busy ProductCamp weekend, with several of my fellow instructors at Pragmatic Marketing also participating in Silicon Valley PCamp and the Boston ProductCamp.
ACETECH 4/7 – This is an interesting event without a doubt set in beautiful Whistler. So while I’m going Whistler I’m probably not skiing, but I’m definitely looking forward to talking strategy with some of Canada’s senior technology leaders and getting better insight from founders and CEO’s on their take of what they are seeing in their markets. While I’d love to spend time skiing, I’m excited about the event because it is chocked full of interesting activities and a schedule of great content which I’m looking forward to from a learning perspective. I already know at least two readers who are planning to make it so if you are, drop me a note.
ProductCamp DC – 4/30: This is the second installment of ProductCamp DC and will be first one for me. There is still space for registering, but if this is like other PCAMP’s it’s probably not going to have room soon, so don’t forget to register. I’m certainly looking forward to meeting folks who I’ve been following on twitter and in the marketplace who I have yet to meet in person like @pradsam.
Austin 5/2 -4 – I’ll be in ATX for both an Effective Product Marketing and a Product Launch Essentials seminar at the AT&T conference center which is one of my favorite venues. If you haven’t had been to one of the training courses for outbound marketing, this course is anchored in the Pragmatic Marketing Framework and how to better manage engagement and content to influence buyers. You can find out more on the seminars from the website.
So with being on the road like this for the next month or so it might be hard to keep up with the whole blogging thing, but I’ll try. Regardless, now that you know where I am let’s catch up on the road if you are attending one of these events.
I’ll continue to update by my schedule in the widget up on the right for those of you who are interested. Now if you’re interested in staying up to date on product camps, you can do so at www.productcamp.org.
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Enjoy spring and see you on the road, cheers!