Several months ago Cindy Solomon made me aware of Silicon Valley Code Camp. As it turns out, this gathering of engineers has quite a following. Like many folks in adjoining professions, engineers want to know more about product management.
No surprise there, as I’m increasingly convinced that product management is one of the most prevalent but least understood professions!
Cindy went on to inform me that, for the very first time, Code Camp Silicon Valley was adding a product management track to their events schedule. She went on to ask if I would be interested in doing one of the sessions? Always up for making new connections and blazing a trail I agreed to present at the event.
In fact, it fits neatly with my view of product management which is that tight working relationships between product managers and their cross-functional counterparts leads to more effective product teams.
So I plan to present on the findings from this years global study of product team performance. Having done this particular presentation to audiences around the world at least 30 times I know that it stimulates a great dialog as the facts that emerged through our annual study fly in the face of conventional wisdom in several dimensions.
So if you happen to be in Silicon Valley on October 6th and have an interest in joining our discussion – consider yourself invited! I’m sure the folks at Code Camp would love to see you and would welcome you with open arms.
My presentation is on Saturday, October 6th at 1:45 in the afternoon. Our topic is currently the third most popular during the time slot (there are 26 or so options). So if you are in the neighborhood make sure to stop by and let’s see if we can put up some big product management numbers! That way they’ll invite us back next year!!!
Hope to see you there!
Greg Geracie is a recognized thought leader in the field of product management and the President of Actuation Consulting, a global provider of product management consulting, training, and advisory services to some of the world’s most well-known organizations. Greg is also the author of the global best seller Take Charge Product Management. He is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on high-tech and digital product management.