Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021

Product Management

Monday, May 10, 2021

- MDT
Workshop: How to make your website better with data-driven learnings from Growth Product Managers
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Gayle Doud
Gayle Doud
JumpCloud, Product Manager, Growth
Temi Obaisi
Temi Obaisi
Comcast - Xfinity Consumer Services, Product Manager
Tricia Spoonts
Tricia Spoonts
CircleCI, Product Design Manager

You have a homepage, an onboarding flow, and a checkout screen. And chances are, they're all sub-optimal.

"Growth Product Management" is exploding as a career path. They're in the same department as traditional PMs, but rather than owning a specific product, the Growth PM is focused on improving a specific business metric (like new activations, engaged users, or new paying customers). These folks run A/B tests to ensure that a maximum number of people make it through whatever stage of the user journey they're focused on.

That means they have a LOT of data-driven knowledge about what works and what doesn't in design.

In this workshop, we'll take a look at various websites and some professional Growth PMs will share feedback on how it could be optimized based on what they've learned. Pending time, we'll also allow the audience to submit their website for a review!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

- MDT
Product Managers Virtual Lunch
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If you are a Product Manager, want to be a Product Manager, or just like hanging out with Product Managers, come eat lunch with us! We'll do a short round-robin exercise to get everyone involved and talking, but otherwise, this will be an informal hangout. The goal is to forge some connections with other folks in the industry despite the pandemic times.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

- MDT
The Product Manager's Career
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Jenn Dearth
Jenn Dearth
Workday
Josh Smith
Josh Smith
Google, Product Manager for google.com search results page
Kelly Arwine (she/her)
Kelly Arwine (she/her)
GitHub, Senior Product Manager
Leslie Chicoine
Leslie Chicoine
Cloud City, Director of Product

Product Management is a strange and winding career path. How do you land your first job? Where do you go from there? How do you advance to leadership? How do you get your name out there for new opportunities?

Join us for an interactive conversation with speakers from Google, GitHub, Workday, and a local startup on how and where is best for you to advance!

Friday, May 14, 2021

- MDT
Crossing The Product Career Chasm
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Katie Holden
Katie Holden
Workday, VP, Product Development
Adam Tornes
Adam Tornes
Twitter, Staff Product Manager
Adam Zolyak
Adam Zolyak
Workit, Product Program Lead and Advisor
Jess Sherlock
Jess Sherlock
Carousel, Co-Founder & Product

Designing what comes next in your product career isn't easy. Join Workit and Colorado Product as we explore how you can maximize your PM career to its greatest potential and leverage your product experience into more optionality.

Topics that we will cover:

  • Advance to product leadership roles and create high performance teams
  • Break out of a traditional PM roles to start your own company
  • Master your product career in Colorado‚Äôs burgeoning product ecosystem